“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


Advice to young poets from Mark Wunderlich

To see more postcards from our 2012 Poets Via Post program, visit poets.org.

Sheep Camp [Group] Selfie! #chumashwilderness #hiking #group #selfie #getoutside #rei1440project #sheepcamp #lospadres #lpnf