Embracing the Phases of Our Lives

“To reach a port, we must sail — sail, not tie at anchor, sail not drift.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Certainly, I’ve broken every rule of blogging: Not posting regularly, not promoting myself, not figuring out how to drive more traffic, hits, comments, and interactions. So be it. Life has thrown other things my way since my last post in August. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I still am... Read More

7 Billion Reasons

Quietly and with modest fanfare, the Earth welcomed its seven billionth human on Monday. And like all who came before this child across the millenia, the Earth surrounded this human with an abundance of life-sustaining gifts: Air to breath, fresh water to drink, and fertile land to grow food. As this child grows, the Earth will continue to selflessly give of itself: Trees for wood to build shelter, stores of fossil fuels for energy and plastics and... Read More

Helping Kids Make Sense of Senseless Tragedy

“Dad, why do people kill other people?” So asked my eight-year-old son as we drove in the car Monday night. “We had a moment of silence at school today,” he added. The conversation was prompted by the recent shooting in Tucson, Arizona where six people were killed and thirteen injured. Elevating the profile of this senseless tragedy was the fact that the intended target was U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was... Read More

What is More Important: The Means or the End?

Coming off the comment thread of the Frivolous Fifty post, I’ve been having some good discussions with a few people that has me thinking about what matters most: the end result of what we’re working towards or the means by which we get there? It also has me wondering about you — the readers of The New Pursuit. Why have you chosen to spend time with my writing? What are you pursuing? Who and what are you like? I think people are... Read More

Deep Living 101: A Quick-Start Guide for Pursuing Your Own Path

[Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of the Deep Living 101 series describing what The New Pursuit is all about.  Read Part 1: Defining What it Means to Live Deeply in a Shallow World. Or Part 2: My Personal Journey of Discovering Life's New Pursuit.] space We all have a role to play in life — a road to journey. For some, the road is easy to spot, easy to go down. For others — myself included — it takes time and a bit... Read More

Deep Living Digest // 07.17.2010

Editor’s Note: The Deep Living Digest appears every other Saturday at The New Pursuit. It captures and shares some of the best content out there on the intersections of life, nature and being — what this blog is all about. Interested in submitting a link? Please reach out to me on Twitter. Want to get future editions of the Deep Living Digest delivered right to you? Take a few moments to subscribe to The New Pursuit via RSS or email.... Read More

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