About Forrest

Forrest is a lover of books, blogging, the wild outdoors, deep mysterious conversations... and coffee.

The Journey by Mary Oliver


THE JOURNEY —by Mary Oliver   “One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice-   though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice [...]

The Journey by Mary Oliver2020-01-08T12:44:04-06:00

Blogging Legends and Heroes of 2019


I acknowledge that my list of highest-paid bloggers is slightly wonky because there are loads of blogs that make more money than the folks below. But the people I list as my personal heroes in the blogosphere are here for a reason. (Note: did you know the Huffington Post makes [...]

Blogging Legends and Heroes of 20192019-07-25T12:45:28-05:00

My 3 Favorite Ways to Make Money Writing Online


While there are tens of dozens of ways to make money writing online, we're going to focus on three of my favorites. But First... Coffee (and a quick backstory): or Skip the Backstory I've been a deep-thinker for most of my life. I enjoy reading, thinking, and diving into the [...]

My 3 Favorite Ways to Make Money Writing Online2019-08-01T09:51:53-05:00

The Guest House by Rumi


This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably.He may be clearing you outfor [...]

The Guest House by Rumi2020-01-08T11:49:21-06:00

The Future of Blogging


As of today, blogging has been around for at least 25 years. But things have evolved a lot. What about the next 25 years? What does the future of blogging have in store for us? Big Picture Giveaway: Jump to the Answer (skip Forrest's ranting)Practical Stuff for Bloggers: Jump to [...]

The Future of Blogging2020-01-16T20:00:59-06:00

From Confinement to Freedom


Yesterday I heard the story of Sri Aurobindo. If you go look him up on Wikipedia, you'll find a few brief sentences about his conversion from politics to philosophy and spirituality, but I was told a more detailed account of this conversion. We'll pick the story up at his imprisonment Aurobindo, [...]

From Confinement to Freedom2019-07-24T15:06:02-05:00