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Hi! Howdy. ‘Sup. HOLLER! It’s crazy-snowy in Boulder. I’ve been spending a lot of time with family and with my nearest & dearest. I’ve been working on projects, working on business, working on my thesis. I’ve been working on myself. I’ve had challenging, vulnerable conversations. I’ve had life-giving conversations. (Those two types of conversations usually come hand-in-hand.) I’ve been writing and drawing and dancing. For the first time in many years, I am really, really loving winter. And! AND. I will be launching my spanky-new business site on Friday. YAYZORGZ!

Reverb is a Verb

I’m missing the intensity of story-telling and community of December’s #reverb10. But, reverb is not gone! We’ll be sending out a monthly email that will include a prompt, yummy resources and other reflecting/manifesting things we come across. View the February email & prompt. Let me know if you respond to it, okay? I’d love to see your response.

Digital Evolution / #blogevol

Gwen has been leaning into edges: the big, easy-not-to-think-about-if-you-don’t-want-to-(but-you-really-should-consider) questions about how the internet and the technology we consume is affecting our lives. And, how it can evolve. She shares how she is deepening her digital practice.

Alongside thinking about my digital practice, I saw this round-up of EDGE editions—including the most recent edition of EDGE, that poses the question, “Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?” For me, it changes the way I think insomuch as it has helped inform how I think of solving problems, how I think of story-telling, how I think of connecting.

Interview with Pablo Neruda

This interview with Pablo Neruda on The Paris Review is just…beautiful. Neruda is one of my favorite poets.

A verse from Neruda’s poem, “Poetry”:

I did not know what to say, my mouth
had no way
with names,
my eyes were blind,
and something started in my soul,
fever or forgotten wings,
and I made my own way,
deciphering
that fire,
and I wrote the first faint line,
faint, without substance, pure
nonsense,
pure wisdom
of someone who knows nothing,
and suddenly I saw
the heavens
unfastened
and open,
planets,
palpitating plantations,
shadow perforated,
riddled
with arrows, fire and flowers,
the winding night, the universe.

And this, because it cracks me up:

Gater Snacks February 9

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  • bells and birds

    thanks for posting the interview of the paris review–really interesting. his nobel prize
    speech is exciting as well. if you haven’t heard of red poppy, they are making a documentary
    about neruda, you can see what they’re up to here: http://www.redpoppy.net/pablo_neruda.php

    • Oooooo – thank you, thank you! I had not heard of Red Poppy. Dig it.

      So glad you enjoyed the interview. Paris Review does fantastic work!

  • I loved this round up, a little bit of everything! It was the perfect thing to find at Friday lunch. :)

    • Thanks, girl! I need to get back into the habit of weekly “gater snacks” — I have so much fun doing them. And I SO enjoy when other people round up fun resources.