How the newsletter gets made.
Thanks so much for this look at your process! As a writer of my own newsletter, this is really helpful.
Would love the mountain fashion piece!! Also in Colorado and a friend and I recently went to a nice restaurant in our outdoor gear after hiking all day and were just like oh well...something I would NEVER do in somewhere else haha
I am *obsessed* with people's behind-the-scenes process sharing. Thank you for this GIFT today! Also: mud season as a concept, v into this topic.
Oh god, when is spider season in LA?? Is it soon??? **looks around frantically**
Thank you for sharing the process! Definitely curious about the love/struggle relationship with tourism (and the worst visitors), mountain fashion/wealth and its impact, and so much more. There’s a lot to unpack!
This felt like hanging out with you. Generous share. Thank you.
The interconnectedness of your community always jumps out from your newsletters, but something about the kooky store owner having to find a new space and you already knowing was such an extra moment of that! Some song lyrics popped into my head: "And I am the fire, and I am the forest, and I am a witness watching it all." It's like the peace some folks have around watching animals hunting in wildlife documentaries, knowing that it's what the ecosystem needs (which I understand and respect but squeamishly have never felt myself). You feel sorrow for the prey as you feel joy for the predator.
I’m dying for the mountain fashion piece!! I also live in a tiny rural WNC mountain town very close drive to “the big town” (Asheville) where all the patchouli hippies (am I one of them?) live and dance. We visit your big town twice a year and my hubby and I are always in wonderment of the tourists and their fashions. Lol
Long-time listener, first-time caller, and I love that you shared your newsletter creation process. (Your other subjects are always fun, too—I do love that it's a surprise every week.) Thanks for the peek behind the scenes.
I have a bottomless interest in renovation, and houses, and the stuff in them and how people organize and care for it and declutter it. FWIW.
The shaman topic sounds interesting too--is this a popular thing now, having or being a shaman? What is your local shaman like?
But mostly, anything you are passionate enough to write about, you can probably make interesting enough to read about. :-)
I loved learning about your process. I'm inside a terrible creative block since moving to the Midwest. Anymore I'm lucky to respond to what others write about and answering questions on Quora and Reddit.
More on mountain fashion sounds fascinating. I did buy the Darn Tough Socks you once spoke of, love them!! Oatmeal is my favorite color.
And it's fun peeking inside mountain living and you sharing how you're adjusting.
I'm so happy writing your newsletter is something you enjoy. That means maybe it'll be around for a long time. And. I did get an Instagram account (finally) because I was always on my husband's to follow you. I really don't like the site, but you and Lake Tahoe Bernese Mountain Dogs make it worth visiting.
Have a splendid week!
Ah, Coloradoans complaining about Texans! I wonder if this predates the arrival of Europeans. Did the Ute Indians complain about the Kickapoo coming up from the south?
loved this read, per usual ;)
This was cool! I’m here for your writing voice as much as any topics you cover. Ditto what Karen said about the mini-seasons! What’s happening outside right now where you are, and what are people up to in response? Here in MN it seems like there’s some impatient crankiness in the air this time of year.
Todays writing was like a relaxing stroll. Very enjoyable.
This is amazing. You have a more organized process than I do. I’m glad I’m not the only one that’s almost never ahead even though I thought at one time I would be. I think the thing I love most is getting a glimpse of what it’s like to live your life in your particular place/time/age/interests. I’m always looking for the common humanity in our seemingly different lives.
Also, I def want to hear about “Should I do a piece on the real seasons here? A la spider season in LA?”