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Good Word of the Day // Doing Without

“We are happy in direct proportion to the things we can do without.” Henry David Thoreau

Episode 208: The River You Touch with Chris Dombrowski Good / True / & Beautiful | with Ashton Gustafson

Chris Dombrowski writes, teaches, and plies the rivers of western Montana. His latest book is The River You Touch, which Kirkus calls, “a heartfelt memoir of life and fatherhood in Big Sky country.” Chris is the author of two acclaimed poetry collections, and his nonfiction debut, Body of Water, was published to enthusiastic reviews in 2016. 
  1. Episode 208: The River You Touch with Chris Dombrowski
  2. Episode 207: The Rev. Aaron M. G. Zimmerman
  3. Episode 206: Yeast, Salt, & Light
  4. Episode 205: Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less with Dr. Leidy Klotz
  5. Episode 204: Don't Believe Everything Your Think with Joseph Nguyen

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Current Reading List

The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring – by Parker J. Palmer

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If found Palmer’s thoughts on action to be very enlightening. I’m seeing a lot better after these words and will for sure reread again very soon.

Walden; on, Life in the Woods – by Henry David Thoreau


I know I’m late to the ball on this one, but it’s beautiful. I’m not sure if something can become more true as it ages, but it appears that these words are waltzing into our modern world like wine.

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair – by Anne Lamott


I think we sow for ourselves a blanket over time with our experiences and insight we gather throughout our days. Everyday gathering another piece of a meaning, hope, and joy to stitch to the blanket we’ve been sowing all our lives. My blanket is bigger and my soul is warmer after I read Anne’s words.

If you don’t read and these titles don’t interest you, no worries. But I ask you to give something a shot. Google the galaxies, check out a TED talk, and just find a way to get curious about something. I think you’ll find that the more dots you find, the more dots you’ll connect.

And it’s all connected.

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