These Things: Physical Books, Cortisol, Bigfoot, and Jennifer Lawrence

“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”

— Steven Pressfield, “The War of Art”

Vermin. Boise River. Nov. 6, 2018.

Vermin. Boise River. Nov. 6, 2018.

In case you you’re like me and indulging in the beauty of autumn light without consideration of our time and place in space in regard to the tilt of the planet and lilting meniscus-like arc of the sun as it cruises its way ever lower to the horizon through the blaze of autumn among the birch along a river on a bicycle ride home in the northern hemisphere--the fall and winter holidays are upon us.

I love this time of year when I simultaneously want to gather with friends and family and at the same time walk alone along the river or cozy up with a book and be led into those other places. I think these things are going to help me maintain a sense of self and community over the next few weeks:

The Morning Ride Podcast

The Morning Ride Podcast (Season 2) is a pedal-powered blog-style podcast, loosely scripted and adamantly unedited on topics of creativity, music, film, poetry, philosophy, bicycles, and ways I’m working to be a better human. I record these on my bicycle commute to the office every Monday and Thursday. Recently:

There is no until. Stay inspired.

Jeff O.