the word of the day

My new favorite word is meliorism. It's the belief that the world can be made better by human effort. This is a belief I've had all my life and didn't…

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soft focus

I was scrolling through my photos, trying to find inspiration for one of these notions. My first reaction on seeing this one was how lovely with the soft focus and…

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flying time

When I was a kid, Prince sang a song about 1999, and it blew my mind. The very idea of that year blew my mind. Especially the notion that I'd…

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solitary thinking

"Solitude is a breeding ground for idiosyncrasy, and I relish that about it, the way it liberates whim." – Caroline Knapp Everyone has a unique relationship with solitude. Some require…

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here for the monotremes

Here’s the thing. I’m a platypus person. Always have been, always will be. I don’t do favorites, but the platypus is my favorite animal hands down. But there’s lots of…

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follow the instructions

When I was a teenager, I "passed notes" at school with my friends. I kept many of them as souvenirs from that time in my life. I wonder if some…

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the clear path

I’ve been wondering lately when and where I’ll make my next move. It was giving me some anxiety, the not knowing, until I remembered that, if history is any indication,…

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