“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
— Henry David Thoreau in Walden

Pretty darn proud of the Little Free Library I built (with much help from my friend Jason) my wife for our anniversary. Even happier that she loves it so much.

This kid!

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget
how you made them feel.”
— Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)

Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat (by kevinAfraser)

Lovely stuff.

“Derive happiness from yourself, from a good day’s work, from the clearing that it makes in the fog that surrounds us. Think that all those who have succeeded,remembering the difficulties of their beginnings, exclaim with conviction; “those were the good old days.” For most of them: Success = Prison. And the artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist must never be a prisoner of [one’s] self, prisoner of a style, prisoner of a reputation, prisoner of a success, etc … Didn’t the Goncourt brothers write that Japanese arts of the great period changed their names several times during their lives? I like that: they wanted to protect their freedoms.”
— – Henri Matisse in Mattisse On Art: Revised Edition by Jack Flam (University of California Press, 1995)


The Cramped in my latest new project focused on the other subject I’m obsessed about: Writing with analog tools. I’m sure I can’t be the only one who likes modern technology and good paper and nice pens. If that fits you too, check it out and tell your like-minded friends.

I knew I made the right choice.