Toasting a woman who taught me to embrace both kale and gratitude.
At the moment, I mean in this moment right now I am repeating to myself: isuckisuckisuckisuck a mantra I would like to backspace right now. But then I’d be lying. I’ve written two blogposts in the the last month. Didn’t manage to make them perfect so they are still in drafts. Most days I wake … Continue reading
“To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflict than to maintain a constant … Continue reading
Here in Italy at the moment after four and a half months China. I have had little access to internet in the past few months between China )no social media!) and traveling/couch-surfing. Finally, I have stolen a moment between lessons and rehearsals to write about lovely people I met in 2012 while in Berlin that … Continue reading
Today I leave for a year in China. I don’t know how I feel exactly, although I am pretending to be brave but I know that what I’m facing is so little compared to what is on the plates of others. All around me are examples of 30-something’s courage, from Marcel Mettelsiefen (35) and his work … Continue reading
Richie Parker gives us another reason to be proud of our generation.
What time is it? It’s BIRTHDAY TIME! Come dance with me… …because it’s my first day of being thankfully, fully in my mid-30’s and I am feeling grateful that I made it. This song exemplifies what I feel on this perfect cloudy London day. I sing it nearly every day: This year which has stretched … Continue reading
Seth Godin has some inspiring advice for all of us who care about doing great work but might be struggling. When we do start to make the money we might need to make us comfortable, may we ponder this: “I’m making money, why do more?” Because more than you need to makes it personal. Because … Continue reading
Please take the time to sign this petition: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Free_Austin_Tice It matters. The people of Syria matter. A young journalist with dreams to show the face of war matters. YOU matter and by signing this you are saying NO to the apathy that often plagues our generation. THANK YOU!
Austin Tice is just another 30-something in pursuit of his dreams. We kill ourselves every day with McDonald’s and alcohol and a thousand other drugs, but we’ve lost the sense that there actually are things out there worth dying for. … So that’s why I came here to Syria, and it’s why I like being … Continue reading