Thoughts on Solitude & Loneliness

Thoughts on Solitude & Loneliness

This passage from Olivia Lang’s book The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, has me thinking about my relationship to loneliness and being alone: Loneliness is difficult to confess; difficult too to categorise. Like depression, a state with which it...
When Everything Goes Wrong: Travel Edition

When Everything Goes Wrong: Travel Edition

I recently returned from three weeks of travel in Europe. Except for a few days of travel in London (during the worst storm EVER) and  24-hours in Brussels, I spent most of my time in and around Lisbon. For those who haven’t been, or who wonder, “why Lisbon” here are...
Walking Away From Social Media

Walking Away From Social Media

This month I’m walking away from social media. I’ll be deleting my profiles (Twitter and Instagram) and reclaiming my time and attention. In 2016 I left Facebook and never looked back. Nothing horrible happened. I still have friends (I found out who my real friends...
My Quest For Financial Freedom

My Quest For Financial Freedom

I’m an old skool frugalist on a quest to reach financial freedom. Although I’m frugal, I’m not cheap—quite the contrary. I have a refined palate with a taste for quality, but I don’t need nor want lots of things, just a few select well-made, beautiful items that...
Gifts for Readers, Thinkers, and Travelers

Gifts for Readers, Thinkers, and Travelers

I bet you’re up to here (*gestures to eyeballs*) with holiday gift lists and suggestions. But if you haven’t yet found the perfect gifts for the people on your list, read on. Although I’m not much for holidays, I do like to give useful and sustainable...
Intentionalist, Not Minimalist

Intentionalist, Not Minimalist

Minimalism, as a concept and term, inspires much debate. Minimalism was popularized, in large part, by Leo Babauta’s blog, Zen Habits. I love Leo’s work, and have embraced many principles of minimalism, but I’ve grown weary of the term. Minimalism has...