What Moe—an old man on his deathbed in South Brooklyn—taught me about life's more quotidian moments.

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On the best holiday of the year, some words about the things I'm just so thankful for. Lists of trees, a quick mention of The Beatles, late night breakfast tacos, and a jaunt through rainy New York.

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A random gathering of thoughts and stories and quotes and characters, all discussing sound and silence and the infinite combination of both that the world is made of.

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These are some of the things I've been loving the most recently: stars, Charlotte's Web, a list of books, and a few sentences from an essay I read called Flow.

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There's a few things here: a couple of poems, some Nietzsche, Kahlil Gibran, Alexander von Humboldt, Bach, and more. All here to talk help me explain why the interconnectedness of things -- the things that exist outside us and between us -- are MAGICAL.

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Three gods and a prayer: what these classically religious words mean to me.

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On the day of this magical eclipse, what Sherlock Holmes has taught me about creating and celebrating idle moments.

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What Winnie the Pooh and T.S. Spivet taught me about un-mappable moments.

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Bridges, bridges, bridges. And Victor Hugo. And more about Greece. And why all of this is my favorite.

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A longer bit about what truly unfurling yourself might mean. With some help from Edgar Allan Poe, a 50K, Freedom Riders, and a recent collection of short stories.

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How Madame Bovary, John Cage, and Mary Oliver make me think about the lovely spaces between moments.

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What Gus (from Lonesome Dove), the Little Prince, and Sherlock Holmes teach us about hellos, goodbyes, and some of life's most shaping moments.

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Any list of literature's most brilliant characters would be entirely unfinished without Albus Dumbledore on it. This particular line from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is pinned to my wall, and it's what I want everyone to see first as they meet this newer version of Little Hunches. It's been about a year in the making, but Dumbledore's words work just as well for me right now as they did for Harry back then. It is time to step out.

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What Bruce Springsteen, Dumbledore, Mary Oliver and George Saunders have to say about it.

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Sometimes words are beautiful, their closeness an art we take for granted. Here's why these "Q" words are the best best best.

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And when the Han is struck, the reverberations send out both sound and word, combining to create something that neither could on its own.

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Through the eyes of Paul Simon, Janis Joplin, Yo-Yo Ma, and Mary Oliver.

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What walking around a city can teach about the interconnectedness of everything.

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Or, as Mark Strand wrote: "This countryside through which we walk, is no less beautiful for being entirely as it seems."

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What writers write about rain and rivers and lakes.

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What an old woman taught me on an early morning drive to the airport.

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Imagine if we could get excited about something the way van Gogh was about cypress trees. 

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I wrote this when I left Austin, my home of 10 years. And why I think we should all be comfortable saying goodbye, taking some fragments along and leaving others behind. 

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