Writing is not a ‘post-thinking’ activity. We don’t think then write. When we write, as when we talk, it is then that we discover and create what we think.

We need time and space to wonder aloud on paper, to pursue the thoughts we have not yet found, to wait and pry open that elusive phrase worth more than a 1000 slides. #SimplyWisdom -Mark Strom http://markstrom.co/


“The very word culture means ‘place tilled’ in Middle English, and the same word goes back to Latin colere, ‘to inhabit, care for, till, workship’. To be cultural, to have a culture, is to inhabit a place sufficiently to cultivate it – to be responsible for it, to respond to it, to attend to it caringly. Where else but in particular places can culture take root?”
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Casey, E. S. (2009). Getting back into place: Toward a renewed understanding of the place world (Second ed.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.


“In Modern Athens, the vehicles of mass transportation are called metaphorai. To go to work or come home, one takes a “metaphor” – a bus or a train. Strories could also take this noble name: every day, they traverse and organize places; they select and link them together; they make sentences and itineraries out of them. They are spatial trajectories.” pp 115
de Certeau, M. (1984). The practice of everyday life (S. Rendall, Trans.). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.