Lots of people say they’d like to take a break from work. But precious few do. This site is for the doers and the dreamers. And anyone who’s caught in the work/life jungle and ready to hack a different path.

What’s the Big Idea?

Hi. I’m Kirk Horsted. Welcome to BreakAway–an amalgamation of opinions & ponderings on the provocative topic of Sabbaticals and Career Breaks. I emphatically believe that real people (like you!) can and should take these restorative breaks–and I’ve done a bunch of them myself to test the theory. Click What’s the Big Idea to read moreR

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BITN: Apple Crush Flops; Voice Notes Soothe; Credit Goes Crazy

Posted on: Thursday, June 6th, 2024

This post features some thunderous rants. But know that there’s usually a rainbow—or two—at the end of the storm. Apple iPad ad blows it UNPLUGGING. That’s where it’s at…I write from my MacBook Pro while…

SoulTrain

FOTOFRIDAY: One Day 2 Years Ago…

Embrace the spirals of nature. Fresh snow inspires fresh snow art. I’ve made so many works of snow art that I have lost count, and can barely find them all…

FOTOFRIDAY: Happy (?) Solstice!

This installment of the Snow Art Series is titled Solstice Rosy Sunshine. Why the (?) in Happy Solstice headline? Well, lotsa reasons, including that the day is DARK, the weather…

Sabbatical Shuffle

FOTOFRIDAY: A Marvy Mini Music BreakAway

His name is Adam Weiner; his band is Low Cut Connie. And yes, I’m a shameless groupie who will go to great lengths (including Iowa) to see their shows.…

U.S. Youth Tank Happy Index

Are we getting rusty at pursuing happiness? Yep. The younger you are, the more you feel your life is in the tank. WashPost, CBS News, and myriad media reported…