Tomorrow afternoon, I embark on a weekend getaway. I’ll be totally offline for three days. (Just ignore my little involuntary shudder right there. I can do this. I’m committed.) I’ll spend my unplugged days ducking in and out of quirky-hippie-one-of-a-kind shops as well as my all time favorite used bookstore; hiking in forests and along…

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I have trouble with silence. Even when I’m alone, I have a tendency to talk to myself, or hum, or sing. When I’m with somebody else, it’s even worse. Silence makes me nervous. It’s a mystery I can’t solve, a dark, calm surface under which there may quite possibly be monsters. The longer it stretches…

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I love manifestos. I love the certainty of them, the optimism of writing out your aspirations as faits accomplis, the boldness of life plans deeply rooted in personal values. I’ve been collecting them for a while in a file called Badass Manifestos, and I’ve decided to start sharing them periodically as inspiration, reminders of what…

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