“I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.”
– Ira Glass, I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work
The places I flew this month.
Today I’m thinking about breakfasts at June Mountain.
I don’t really enjoy running or hiking without some kind of payoff at the end of the trail. Otherwise, how do you know when it’s time to turn around?
THIS is a payoff.
It’s been 3 weeks since I ran to the top of this giant hill. 3 weeks of macaroni salad, mouthfuls of French bread, relaxing in the sun, reading books, and drinking whiskey. Been a solid 3 weeks, but now it’s time to go back outside.
Because of course we did.
Spent the weekend in this gorgeous theater, planning maniacal plans.
It was fun, Portland. 🍩🍻🍕 Now I need new pants.
Whoa, been a while since I’ve seen you, surface of my desk.
Nothing like a @jetpens delivery to perk up your week. Donut tape! #pengeek