Covering new ground
(Exploring consciousness, the world, and how to do less.)
I'm intensely curious about the stuff that has a direct impact on my life, from local politics to healthy food, from open data to daily exercise and meditation. I hate traveling, but I love actually *living* in other cultures. I'm a die-hard "slacker," but everyone thinks I'm a work-a-holic. My daily mantra is:
Two steps forward, one step back
Look into the fuss about fake news and you’ll see a view into journalism’s future
Making accountability journalism financially viable
The answer you’ve been looking for: How to find-and keep-love
What is Uncharted Journalism?
Announcing the Uncharted Journalism Fund
10+ books to free your mind
Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much
The Perfect Home
Yet another eclectic reading list
Saying goodbye to “I’m sorry”
Putting #MediaInContext & Making Software
Tips for living & working remotely
When I fly, I try to stay put for a while. It works.
Forget about cutting your cable
Living on a gigabyte of data
From frustration to emancipation, from anger to acceptance
Sublet my desk at the original "maker space," Studio Huddle (King & Bathurst), from June 1
Honesty and acceptance
Relationships and belonging
Friends and family, brothers and sisters, and tribes.
Exercise, the body *and* the mind.
Meditate & destroy, Everyday.
Getting there is easy, just avoid dying and don't drink too much
Mexico: The case of the missing lock box
Slacker lesson No. 2: Work with truly fscking great designers
Oaxaca says, "Bienvenido, amigo mio"
Vancouver, Vancouver, Vancouver: food, politics, and geek-friendly events in October
Digital nomadism: What's the strangest thing in your carry-on luggage?
Sublet my *amazing* office/studio: available from September until next spring.
The perfect five days in Montreal, as curated by my tribe.
Is the inside of your fridge a metaphor for your life?
Note to self: It pays to ask
Pay yourself first, in life.
Mexico: Month four, Te veré pronto, Oaxaca.
Does "living open" increase positive personal motivation?
Working toward a more "open" news organization at @TheTyee
Reflecting on the transformational power of "Open."
When in doubt, try something new.
Mexico: Adventures in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.
Mexico: Week eight. All your base are belong to us.
Mexico: Week four, living vs. traveling
Mexico: Week two, flying solo in Oaxaca
Mexico: Week one, a slow start in Oaxaca.
Mexico: Day Four, a journey to Oaxaca de Juarez
Mexico: Day Three, Mexico City. Pedestrian Sunday, Flash Mob, and The Zocalo.
Mexico: Day Two, Mexico City. San Angel, Coyoacan, and La Condessa.
Mexico: Day One, Mexico City
Living on the "learning edge"
Psst! I've recently re-launched this site and lots of content is not filed yet. You may want to check the archive.
Phillip Smith 2016 | Digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener.