Pieces of A Larger Narrative

May 20, 2015

Fields of Strawberry

Despite the fact that we are in a constant upheaval with the internet that forgets, it is fortunate that, because of his instructions prior to his death, Derek’s self-hosted domain would be preserved, ensuring that his experiences and legacy would continue in his last blog post. It’s a sobering read that constantly reminds me to set aside little vanities and superficiality for the loving relationships and wonderfully supportive people in my life.

On the topic of Penmachine Derek Miller’s memorial, which I have been spending quiet time to reflect and write about on each anniversary, one writer from the New York Times caught my eye about bridging the divide between building a career and creating a moral bucket list for your funeral.

“It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral — whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful… We all know that the eulogy virtues are more important than the résumé ones. But our culture and our educational systems spend more time teaching the skills and strategies you need for career success than the qualities you need to radiate that sort of inner light. Many of us are clearer on how to build an external career than on how to build inner character.”

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WordTasting Tour Vancouver Edition

May 19, 2015

Word Tasting Vancouver (2015)

Multi-author literary event featuring authors Colin Wright, Josh Wagner, Shawn Mihalik, musician Skye Steele, and Joshua Fields Millburn of The MinimalistsWordTasting is an evening event featuring readings, stories, live music, questions, and answers. More information and tour schedule available at Asymmetrical Press.

More photos available for view at the Flickr album. Originally discovered The Minimalists back in 2011.

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