I have kept various journals and notebooks since I was 12, or maybe before, but my 12 year old travel journal is the oldest one I still have. I'm looking through old boxes to see what still exists. Sometimes they were were written on scraps of paper, folded in my back pocket. I'm afraid many have been lost. This is all pretty much unedited, so sometimes it can be pretty mundane. But the everyday stuff if often what I value the most, for some reason. I like the simplicity, I guess, and the repetition. How many morning cups of coffee have I had in my life? A LOT - yet, there is no greater pleasure than the morning cup of coffee.

Randy Russell, 2016