Books I Enoyed

You should read more. Reading is fun and informative. Here is a list of 3 books I have recently read that I believe are worth your time.

  1. The Small Way to a Small Angry Planet - is a lovely read by Becky Chambers. Jump aboard Wayfarer and meet its crew. A rag tag group comprised of different species and personalities, as the newest member learns that a family does not mean you’re bound by blood, but something more.

  2. Keep Going - the latest book from Austin Kleon dives into ways to stay creative. While diving in to larger thoughts on the new world artists face in an age of endless digital content. It’s heartfelt, wise, with great perspective.

  3. Buttermilk Graffiti - a fantastic book from Chef Edward Lee about what it means to eat in America. Filled with fantastic stories from all of the U.S. documenting the ebb and flow of how communities change and support one another.

Good For Your Soul

There is a movie I shamelessly love, ‘Fever Pitch.’ It stars Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore two people who fall date, and fall in love. The only issue, does Ben (Fallon) love Lindsey (Barrymore) more than his beloved Boston Red Sox ?

There is a line I love in the movie that I think about often.

Ben

I like being part of something that’s bigger than me, than I. It’s good for your soul to invest in something you can’t control.

As a New Englander I get it. Wether you’re a die hard Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, or Bruins fan. There is always that ONE team you live or die by. It’s important to be apart of something larger than yourself, something that has weight but is intangible. You’ll never make a difference on the field, but you have your superstitions come game day. You can however make a difference in the lives of others who are willingly being apart of the same bigger thing you are, and that is something special.

It doesn’t have to be sports. It can be writing, movies, film, love, hiking, driving. Whatever it is you LOVE to do, do that with gusto, do it with passion, and commitment. The rest will follow.




A Weekend on the Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast is magnificent.

Forget Canon Beach and go off the beaten path.

Shot on a Nikon F3, Ilford HP5 400.