a tiny reminder

Despair is easy. Hope is much harder, but also more rewarding. I find the best way to hope is to look down at where I’m standing, then look up at the sky. I try to savor the now of it all, although I’m not always great at this. (I suppose that’s why they call itContinue reading “a tiny reminder”

many things at once

This morning’s Writer’s Almanac had an interesting quote from Raymond Chandler, discussing Philip Marlowe, the protagonist of his novel The Big Sleep: He must be the best man in his world and good enough for any world. I do not care much about his private life; he is neither a eunuch nor a satyr; IContinue reading “many things at once”


There’s a reason we tell one another, “Take care of yourself,” when we part ways. In the moments when we’re alone, it becomes imperative that we treat ourselves graciously. That we’re gentle and generous to ourselves the same way we are to others. that we tune our inner voice to speak kindly. That we areContinue reading “self-care”


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joshua chamberlain is a writer and artist based in los angeles.


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