About this Blog

bio pic1Postcards from a Runaway is a blog of essays (postcards) and music (audiocards) created by Bill Magill; writer, rambler, and career nomad living well in Aix-en-Provence, France. It is a meeting place and resource center for fellow travelers also unsettled about life and career, and questioning what really matters, simple as that. Feel free to share Postcards with friends and family who never stop asking the right questions.

Interested in defining and pursuing your own Grand Ambitions in 2017? Bill is offering seminars to get you organized, thinking creatively, and effecting your own future. Read more in the Interprize® Workshops page.

Bill has worked in venture capital, investment banking, consulting, and academia. He has also been paid to wash dishes, tend bar, pump gas, play loud music, and blow up cool stuff with lasers. All readers passing through Provence are invited to seek Bill out for a drink and exchange of ideas.

Bill can be emailed at

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6 responses to “About this Blog

  1. Frederic Veyssiere

    February 7, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Dear Bill,

    Very inspiring article ! You had the guts to make the the big change, bury the old and welcome the new. Beeing more of the witness and less of the doer is the true key of happiness.

    Glad to hear that things are doing well for you and Jesse.

    Bon vents and smooth sailing !

    Your French friend from San Francisco.

  2. leah rogers

    February 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Dear Bill: You are as ever inspiring us all with your courage and your ability to be brutally honest with yourself and others about the inner landscape. It is with great gratitude that I read your words. You are transforming and distilling life into something richer, deeper and within range of fabulous. That energy electrifies all those of us who are looking for cracks in the walls of what holds us back; your words are like hearing your voice in the sunshine on the other side describing what you are seeing and encouraging us to keep exploring.

  3. Blair Johnson

    February 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Wow… inspirational, Bill! You make me want to join in the effort! And certainly you will see us pass through Aix sooner or later. À bientôt!

  4. christine Becker

    February 14, 2011 at 12:05 am

    hello Bill!!! what a great idea. I hope that you will find in Aix what I did . This is a magical place and always want to return to. Great to do hiking and thinking and reflect on life. Enjoy the Sainte Victoire, jeux de mots intented, and I will see you there this summer.
    Cheers to the pastis!!!

  5. Jim Healy

    March 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Bill – this blog is fascinating. I love it. Wish I had more time to ponder the contents and even contribute some thoughts of my own. Am on a constant quest to move my “what-really-matterses” to the top of my “do-this-soon” list, but the old, safe junk always gets in the way.

    I hope you find your way back to Santa Cruz one of the these days. You and/or any/all of your wonderful kids are welcome anytime – on n’a que de bons souvenirs de vos visites chez nous.

  6. Dy

    January 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you. 🙂 Few words. Full heart.


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