Currently biking around the world

Posts will happen significantly less often for a while as I am currently focused on biking around the world.

It could be a few months between posts or it could be a few years. I will almost certainly return to this blog one day. In the meantime, enjoy what's already been posted, or read about my travels here.


Books are people too

Monday, August 8, 2016


The essential work of literary art is to make us more human than we were before.

We need books because we are all, in the private kingdom of our hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend. Someone who isn't embarrassed by our emotions, or her own, who recognizes that life is short and that all we have to offer, in the end, is love.

Radical empathy isn't the fashion of the day. Late-modeled capitalism works overtime to keep us focused on the product, not the people.

Run towards darkness, and shine.
Steve Almond

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