Dear Friends,

Every one has their own copy of the world in miniature.

This newsletter is a stromata of anecdotes, fables, tales, advice if you ask for it, photography, questions, sentiment, and ways to get lost in the forest. Some of it will be private. Some will be legible. Not too legible I hope.

This newsletter also contains a series inside of it, Everyday Aesthetics, about building and making things beautiful.

I write for many different reasons (stories, subjects, photography, letters), and I do not expect everyone to be interested in every post. I do not post on a schedule, and I will never write just to fill your inbox.

I wish to avoid pop culture and current events. My expectation is that most or all posts on this newsletter should be worthwhile to read years from now. The full archives are here.

If you want to understand a bit of my philosophy, please read In Praise of the Gods. And perhaps That which is unique, breaks. The most popular post right now is The Most Precious Resource is Agency

For photography philosophy, see On The Usefulness of Photography, for editing, Photography Workflow.

For stories, see all of them. Some stories are hidden within other posts. Others are just the stories themselves, like The Money Fairies.

I hope to keep most posts free. I do not begrudge anyone for not wishing to spend on yet-another-newsletter, especially one that publishes infrequently! But of course I appreciate if you subscribe. I will always use the money for something beautiful.

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