“I guess, in short, I don’t write with an agenda. The few times I’ve tried have failed. I listen to what the poem wants to become, not what I expect it to be.”
— Jeanann Verlee, interviewed by Thomas Fucaloro for Luna Luna (via bostonpoetryslam)

(via writebloody)

Go to other countries. Not a typical backpacking tour. Planned tour
means you will hang with Americans on bikes and flirt with drunk
Germans and someone will steal your Levi’s in the hostel and a guy
from Poland will sock you in the face while bad techno plays
everywhere and you will learn nothing except that your face hurts and
not everyone showers. Get into other cultures and talk politics and
love. Meeting other people is the only way to know if you believe what
you believe cause it’s been handed to you, or if it really rings true
in your heart.

Getting lost should be seen as a sweet chance to be found.

Remember, you belong everywhere.

— Derrick Brown (via awkwardmelmo)

(via writebloody)

“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, LifeHacker Interview (via yeahwriters)
“Carrying over a feeling of failure from one day to the next is a recipe for a string of non-productive days. So make sure to end the day not feeling like it was lost.”

Calvin liked the water on this hike a lot better than the last time in #Ojai. So did @spencer_seale and I! #hiking #matilija

Currently at the top of that waterfall. #yosemite #yodome2014 #yosemitefalls #waterfall (at Yosemite Falls)

Sometimes try to think of different camera shots. This one kinda lines up.

#yosemite #yodome2014 #halfdome #yosemitevalley #topo #andysunset

Proud of @cdzialo, @mrarctic, @ashleykmarie, @kaysiemarie, and myself for doing Half Dome. (We all did go up the chains, featured in this photo to the right of my face.)

Domeinated. #yodome2014 (at Half Dome, Yosemite)

Early start to Half Dome. #yodome2014

Cool post office. #yodome2014

Selfie requested and delivered. #selfiesaturday

Don’t panic! #hitchhikersguide #douglasadams #artstudio