Archive for August 16th, 2012

August 16, 2012

In this moment, what are you becoming?

An observation from a 55-year-old quoted in the book Live and Learn and Pass it On:  People Ages 5 to 95 Share What They’ve Discovered About Life, Love and Other Good Stuff:

I’ve learned that what you are thinking about, you are becoming.

What are you becoming right now?

August 16, 2012

Book Recommendation – “Wandering Home”

I just finished the book Wandering Home by Bill McKibben.  It’s a thoughtful account of McKibben’s three-week walk from Vermont’s Champlain Valley to New York’s Adirondacks, as well as a chronicle of the lifestyles and livelihoods of the people he visits along the way — people who are all living off the land in traditional or inventive ways.

McKibben is a known environmentalist (he wrote The End of Nature and Deep Economy), so the narrative is woven with his own reflections on the meaning and place of “wilderness” in a modern world.  An interesting read, and at 150 pages, not an onerous one, either.

Wandering Home book cover

“Wandering Home – A Long Walk Across America’s Most Hopeful Landscape: Vermont’s Champlain Valley and New York’s Adirondacks” by Bill McKibben