Steven Lee Gilbert

Steven Lee Gilbert

Sharing, not too much, mostly with words. 📸 is philosophy.

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Spilling My Words

Speaking Out loud, Audaciously Fuck it, I'm a flower Growing taller every day Getting greener by the hour And I don't care what people say For all the me's and the you's and the we's and the who's And the all for one, one for all People have the power

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Montebello

Mount Etna, or Montebello (beautiful mountain), as it is known throughout Italy—Muncibbeḍḍu in Sicilian for those wondering—is one of the tallest active volcanoes in Europe with the height as of July 2021 measured at 3,357 m (11,014 ft), though this varies with summit eruptions. It is

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The One on Saeculum

I revisit a post, originally published in January 2021, in which I take on the one glaring issue I had with finalizing our membership into the esteemed and highly-regarded B Corp community: the cost.

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Is Changing the World for the Better in Need of a Reckoning?

The cost of doing good and the myth that everyone pays their fair share and the richest pay the most. I don’t want to, but like most festering thoughts — and this is a thought that’s been festering for a while — it’s best to cut right to the

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Staying Upright, Moving Forward, Part Three

The final chapter in our series of starting a business in Sicily shares how we are trying to stay in the zone despite a serious setback.

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Staying Upright, Moving Forward, Part Two

Exigent-ly Being Let Down This is Part Two of a series on moving and starting a business in Sicily. To read Part One, click here. Beacon, perhaps, gives the wrong impression. Especially now, considering the outcome and the image our first entrepreneurial experience in Sicily has brought to mind, which

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Staying Upright, Moving Forward, Part One

How to Pilgrimage For life to have meaning there must be purpose and ours was not simply to live in Sicily. We wanted to share it with others. Its rugged charm, its bronzed and untamed landscape, its culture, its breathtaking beauty. And so we had come with a plan. A

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The Stuff of Lives

Since posting the story and image of the four bags we arrived in Sicily with, many people have asked if that’s all we brought from our previous lives in America, and after being told that it was in fact all we brought, they wanted to know what things did

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This is a Mistake

Reflection on Father’s Day It is always there, lurking, but fleetingly, as if the tendrilled remnants of some dream, or like a mayfly buzzing too close to the river’s dark surface—small, fitful, gone—no ripple of the dream from which even to rise, nothing to dream of

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Permanence

Why makes a thing last There are many questions that arise as one moves about the natural, architectural, and archeological wonders of Sicily. When did that thing come to be? Who created it? If in ruin, how did it get there? Why did it last for so long? The last

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Palazzolo Acreide

Featured Town When we arrived in Sicily in September 2021, nine months before moving here permanently, we left the U.S. feeling adrift [https://www.withoutenvy.com/why-30-days-abroad-was-no-vacation-and-why-coming-back-was-no-homecoming/] and seeking to put a new wind in our sails. The pandemic had left us, like so many others, languishing in whatever

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Pajamas and Pilgrimages

The Benefits of Tiny Traditions The Festival of San Silvestro has us thinking today of traditions. Not big ones, like holiday-themed ones—though those, too, are a topic in much need of some revelating—but little, tiny ones. Like Sunday breakfast, or picking blueberries in the summer. Taking a long