Climb the Tree

“Chew on one thinker – writer, activist, role model – you really love. Study everything there is to know about that thinker. Then find three people the thinker loved and find out everything about them. Repeat this as many times as you can. Climb up the tree as far as you can go. Once you built your tree, it’s time to start your own branch.”–Austin Kleon, Steal Like An Artist

I have to say that is what I’ve been doing with Owen Barfield this past year, and still am. I just bought the only exhaustive biography to fill-in the “all about” part. And the year before, I did more or less the same about “Preston Howard”. So, when do I start the branch of my own? Am I doing that now with the War Story and the Foreign Country outlines?

About David Smith

One of the guys named Smith who was once a consultant. This is not his first rodeo. Or his second or third.
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