Welcome to Matt Shaw’s Newsletter

This Substack newsletter is my creative outlet for writing, photos, podcasts, and more.

A few recent posts:

Digest: Notebook 1 — Book, practice, gadget, link

Photo: Before the Fight — Image and context

The Full Pursuit — 3,000 word essay about civility and opportunity in America


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About Me

I’m married. Three kids. I love to read and run.

Executive Director of

—also on Substack—a nonprofit magazine that gives voice and opportunity to people facing homelessness.

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Editor of Speak Up. Guide at Centered Adventures. Book reader, trail runner, coffee sipper. Communities builder. I like people.