May 2008

Ask any self-help guru and they’ll tell you straight up: getting there is equal parts thinking and doing: thinking, to figure things out and doing, to, well, to do the damned things. Of course, if it was easy, we’d all be there, right? Happy, graceful and accomplished, speaking five or six languages as we waved […]

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In the spirit of Do One Thing Differently, I have been: getting up early. Now by “early,” I do not mean “farm-early” or “elite-athlete” early or even “holy-shit-I’m-late-for-work” early. I mean that I’m actually rousting my own ass from the comfort and security of my delightful bed every morning and…wait for it…WALKING! It started in […]

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Some things are simple. Some things are easy. (And, it should go without saying to anyone living in the early part of the 21st Century, some things are neither.) There are even rare times, those Kojak-parking, traffic-lights-synchronized, buy-a-lotto-ticket days when you’re really, really cooking with gas, that things are both simple and easy. But the […]

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Between coming off a lollapalooza of a trip and the crapload of work staring me in the face upon my return, I’ve been kind of overwhelmed and under-motivated. Happens. But in a twin stroke of magic from the Serendipity Fairy, I got an infusion of inspiration on a trip to Ojai visiting a lady-homey, and […]

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May 6, 2008 16

Lean into the fear

This is dark days, my friends. Not an hour goes by where some cold chill of a fear doesn’t pass over my heart and threaten to bring me down. This election. This war. This economy, and what it’s doing to people. The never-ending, always-on stream of bad news and…well, what it’s not doing to people. […]

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In case any of you were wondering, the main reason for my trip to Chicago was to attend this event. Well, in case any of you were an IRS auditor from the future, anyway. But here’s the reason I really made this trip: to see my people. My people whom I’ve known a lifetime, or […]

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