Posts Tagged With: Life

A Run and a Picture

Like most days, I went out for a run today.  I did make one small change though, I brought my camera along.  As is so often the case it proved to be a blessing, not because of the images I captured (although I hope you will all enjoy them) but because it forced me to actually look at what I was running past.

Most of the time I'm just watching out for a train.

Most of the time I’m just watching out for a train.

Cameras, like so many other tools, are easy to abuse.  I know that snapshots Continue reading

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This Blog Sucks

This blog sucks and I know why.  It doesn’t take a genius to figure it out either.  Look online and you’ll find that the first thing you’re supposed to do when starting a blog is pick a topic. I skipped that step.  An Out of the Way Place isn’t really a travel blog and it’s even less of a photography or writing blog.  It isn’t even a standard narcissistic blog that’s all about me.

What is this all leading to?

First page from Wealth of Nations, 1776 London...

Great for economics, not so much for personal growth.

I know specialization works.  It allows for mass production and other, almost unfathomable increases in productivity. In fact, the only reason we have amazing concert pianists and Olympic swimmers is because some people are willing to spend eight hours a day staring at piano keys or the bottom of a pool.  Compare the product of all this focus to say the generalized skills of a group of hunter gatherers and the results are, well, pretty amazing. Continue reading

Categories: Life, Words | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments

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