The old saying claims that “winners never quit,” but sometimes they do: they quit jobs to pursue dreams or downward mobility, they quit destructive physical or emotional or economic habits. Stories of quitting to win -- or meaning to. Soon.
Many good ideas are free, but others cost something to get going—a building, a speaker’s fee, a packet of seeds, a campaign ad, a staff salary—and there are a plethora of models out there for how to gather resources. What can fundraising look like at its best (and also, perhaps, its worst)?
The Industrial Revolution may have given us a gazillion useful objects, but it also radically re-shaped our expectations about human purpose and the use of time. When has efficiency improved your life in a meaningful way? When has inefficiency been the better way?
On the sudden discovery of a vocation.
How can a called writer patiently fulfill his monumental task?
Examining our role in “building” God’s Kingdom here on earth.
Reflecting on a year-long experiment in time off.
On the search for purpose, via the story of playwright Horton Foote.
On putting our money where our best stories are.
A tale of pilgrimage to the Montezuma Cypress known as El Àrbol del Tule.
A new movement among women is going back to the basics.
A farmer reflects on lessons from twelve years of harvests that apply to growing vegetables and far beyond.
What I learned from spending a week with student friends at Huss School.