The Personal Essay

A great essay persuades. Makes us re-think our convictions. Often motivates us to act. Emerson’s “Self Reliance” comes to mind. A great, personal essay does all this through the author’s observational lens and firsthand experience navigating the world. It engenders empathy which is the first step towards making any kind of lasting change. Both forContinue reading “The Personal Essay”

Wheat Field With Cypresses

The first image is Van Gogh’s, “Wheat Field, with Cypresses.” It’s one of the most famous and expensive paintings (over $100 million adjusted for inflation) of all time. The second is a stock photo I found when googling “wheat fields with cypress trees.” It sells for $19.99. Both are beautiful. Both have value. Both engageContinue reading “Wheat Field With Cypresses”