Life continues up here in Woods Hole, cold in a way that makes you warm inside. As far as the hour-long radio piece goes, I’ve managed to edit it down to two hours, so after another five weeks of tweaking and heartbreaking cuts, the piece will be ready. Very excited.
That’s pretty much been front and center of my existence lately. I’ve been having some peripheral thoughts, too, but perhaps I’ll share some of those later. For now, here’s some other stuff to peruse.
One: My high school had me back in November to give a talk. Click here to watch some of it. Story time.
Two: The radio show This American Life recently featured a great piece about one man’s walk across America, or what he thought would be a walk across America. Click here to listen. It’s a beautiful story, and I love the message, the idea that often we find what we’re looking for in ways we’d never expect. Maybe you don’t have to walk across America to walk across America, you know? Maybe all you have to do is walk three days to have all your questions answered. Extend the metaphor however you’d like.
Three: On the Walking to Listen experience, I walked about 4,000 miles in eleven months. It was a long way and a long time. Well, if it’s true that the longer we invest ourselves in something the deeper we get into it and the more we glean from it, then journalist Paul Salopek is in for quite a ride. Or walk. He’s just begun a walk that will take him around the world, 21,000 miles and 7 years. If you enjoyed following my walk across America, maybe you’ll enjoy following Paul’s walk around the world here.
That’s it for now. Love y’all!