One of the perks of leading the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids is getting an advance copy of our journal Touchstone. Next month’s edition is packed with fascinating goodies. Take this great piece from Harriet Sams: “As I was drinking a warming cup of tea, a friend sent a link to an article about deepening into what I already have. Do not buy a single more thing this year. No more new classes, or books, don’t start to learn the harmonica when you’ve been neglecting the harp. Dive deeper into what you have already and do not scratch the itch of going wider. Go deeper.” Harriet quotes from the article she’s referring to by David Cain: “I keep imagining a tradition I’d like to invent. After you’re established in your career, and you have some neat stuff in your house, you take a whole year in which you don’t start anything new or acquire any new possessions you don’t need…The guiding philosophy is “Go deeper, not wider.” Drill down for value and enrichment.” (Read article here) What a refreshing idea! The founder of The Ancient Druid Order that OBOD grew from, George Watson MacGregor Reid, wrote a book about the same idea, which he called ‘Simplicitarianism.’ I’m not sure we need another ism – the idea is so simple we don’t even need another book… we just need to do it!