On exploring food, building communities, and living as fermentation.

A Sunday Afternoon in the Boston Public Garden

Ask yourself if you have any choice but to do the same.

The Length of Humanity

The length of humanity is measured in dancing on mountaintops beneath stars and lights.

Kazuko Revisited

Gifts are multiplicities. Giving it away returns it in an exponent.


People can only become anchors when they find each other.

Care and Quality

If you haven't met him yet, I need to introduce you to Kenji Ekuan.

October in Wisconsin

It’s time for the world to start all over again and for you to learn how to be what you will become.


The shape is immediately recognizable. A cultural shape. A symbol. A simple bowl.

Crossroads Revisited

You never know what roads you'll walk down twice.


Some realizations take a while to ferment in your mind.


But when we care for music, music takes care of us.

To those who aren't afraid to get up early

To those who have something they care about so much, they join the sunrise welcoming committee.

Under Construction

Have you ever noticed the quietness of still things?

Farmers' Market

It's 12:00 and I'm walking fast because the market closes sometime between now and a little while from now. I'm on a mission to get some flowers.


When I drink great tea, it makes me want to run out of whatever room I'm in and just stand out in the hallway for no reason.

How to Calm Down in the Middle of a Stressful Week of Moving into a New Apartment, Part 1 of 10

This is called 'moving to a new apartment meditation.' Sitting in the middle of chaos, eating a sandwich.

Kevin McGillivray

Kevin McGillivray is a web developer, painter, and writer in Wisconsin. He writes about creativity, online and offline neighborhoods, and vegetables. He paints and dives.

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