About Me

Dear Reader,

I’m a creative person who cares about process.    I like to know why things work, but also how to make them work better.  I’m fiercely oriented toward solving problems – I want to trouble shoot and make life better.

I set a lot of goals, write a lot of lists, and generally try to think in systems instead of symptoms.

I’m also a Masshole – born and raised inside the 495 belt of Massachusetts (which is the best part of the state).   I’ve been living on the North Shore pretty consistently for the last 10 years, with some occasional long side trips to Guatemala, Alaska, Nova Scotia, and New Zealand.  I explore a lot of green spaces, cafes, and thrift stores in the area around here.

I read a lot – finding inspiration in areas like sociology, psychology, management, sustainability, and theology.  And, I’m a Christian interested in Creation Care, Social Justice, and pursuing God through the practice of spiritual disciplines like simplicity and prayer.  My faith provides the framework for anchoring values like stewardship, community, and wisdom.

This Blog

This blog started as a way for me to process Growing Up! I started blogging here at 24 – and I thought I was going to be the best ever North Shore blogger (there weren’t that many of those in 2009).  Now there are at least a dozen really superb ones – and I’ll happily message you a list of ones I think are tops.

Then I shifted into telling stories about Growing Up, the things I’ve learned, the ‘Secrets of Adulthood’ (inspired by Gretchen Rubin), some solutions and observations on life.  Mostly, I wanted to share the ideas that have helped me grow the most, as well as some every day life stuff, including my big passions like reading, God, sustainability, building community and my small ones like my #30by30 list, and places I’ve been.

These days, in 2014 and beyond, I’ve slowed my post publishing as other passions and outlets have taken the place of this blog as a way to share my life and process thoughts.  And, truth be told, at almost 30, I consider myself an adult. 😉

I still write here every now and then, but lately I’ve come to view this blog as a finished project, rather than a work-in-progress.  I hope to see you somewhere else around the blogosphere one of these days.



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5 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hello,

    My name is Sam Marquit, I am an independent ‘green’ contractor and co-author of Fair Marquit Value I am wondering if you’re interested in featuring me on your blog because I would love a chance to speak with your readers about the idea of environmentally responsible tourism as it’s applied in modern day travel and stay.

    If you think this topic, or any other for that matter, would be of interest to your readers, please let me know and I can begin drafting up something that I believe will mesh with your blog very well.

    I look forward to hearing back from you; hopefully we can work together on spreading the word on important topics like this as they relate to environmental awareness!

    I look forward to hearing from you,


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