The thank-you project

In 2011 I designed some letterpress cards bearing this haiku: all heroism is a matter of sharing what we’ve been given From the moment I scribbled those words, I was convinced of the truth that being a hero doesn’t require anything magical or superhuman. It only requires us to share what we have. Looking at it that way, I started to see gratitude as something worth sharing as well. So I started using these cards to write my own thank-you notes. Life’s been busy in the years since, and many good things… Read More

You're not old, you're in your prime

Every day brings little reminders of how long I’ve been on this earth. They’re the things that I didn’t used to notice, things that didn’t faze me when I was twenty or thirty, but now — now they catch my attention, sometimes my ire. Sometimes when an ache or pain catches me off guard, I’ll tell my wife I’m old. She usually replies, in a playful tone, “You’re not old, Honey. You’re in your prime.” Many of us feel frustration or resignation when confronted with signs of getting older. But what if… Read More