EXCERPT: Go Ahead & Like It

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Making lists of the things that we like is a meditative practice of daily gratitude. Here is how I recommend you start.

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EXCERPT: Go Ahead & Like It

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Whether Go Ahead & Like It is used as a writing prompt or a model for self-discovery, I hope readers will end up delving into the simplicities of life and finding inspiration.

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Go Ahead And Like It

2741 1main Go Ahead And Like It

Making lists of the things that we like is a meditative practice of daily gratitude. Here is how I recommend you start.

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Go Ahead And Like It

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I want to help people connect with the details that add meaning to everyday.

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Powerful Minimalism In Storytelling

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Little Tree — exceptional, minimal, peaceful; Katsumi Komagata’s Little Tree touches on the pathos of living things and shows just how much can be done with so little, so simply. The sustaining power of paper.

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Powerful Minimalism In Storytelling

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A Dark Room — oddly compelling, affecting, begs the questions: What is a “book?” What does it mean to be “interactive?” Utterly reduced and by extension, effortlessly cross platform. Storytelling for every device in the world.

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Powerful Minimalism In Storytelling

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Roscoe Holcomb’s Moonshiner — a man, a voice raw and equal parts whiskey and coal, a single high and lonesome refrain beat over and over.

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Small Town Spirit

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I’m fascinated with learning about life in Boston throughout history, so I’m a frequent visitor to the Massachusetts Historical Society’s digital archives. We released a new spirit last fall called Hub Punch, which is a nod to the historic rum libation of the same name, and we actually created the recipe for our version by consulting pre-Prohibition-era advertisements for the original spirit dating from the 1800s.

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Small Town Spirit

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As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to appreciate my small town roots and family farm (pictured here). One of my favorite books, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, expresses a piece of that same sentiment of being inspired by your land and community throughout life.

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