In my college journalism classes I learned to write practical things like obituaries and press releases and recaps of city council meetings where people argued about concrete. There was little room in this particular world for poetry. Accuracy, objectivity, and deadlines mattered most. This is when I not only stopped writing poetry, I stopped reading it too.
For the longest time, I’ve thought of myself as a health-conscious adult, but I’ve had the hardest time sticking to exercise. I could easily spout out a bullet point list of benefits for moving your body, but I personally would find it excruciatingly difficult to actually move my body myself. Then, something changed.
This was a weird month, reading-wise. Not sure if it’s the spring weather, the malaise of this time of the school year, or the heavier-than-usual schedule (that’s probably it); whatever it was, I wasn’t as focused a reader. But I’m not concerned — I read for enjoyment, without rules, goals, or must-dos. This keeps it […]
Christine is a farmer: in this chat, she gets into what she’s learning about the value of slowing down, of learning to embrace our full plates (while eschewing “busyness”), and the beauty of “delightfully misplacing our phones.” And because Tsh recently wrote about what books she read in March, she gets into the why, how, […]
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