May 2009

Referral Friday is part of an ongoing series inspired by John Jantsch’s Make-a-Referral Week. For more about that, and loads more referrals for everything from cobblers to coaches to gee-tar teachers, start here. Pass it on, baby! Okay, so strictly speaking, this isn’t me putting the word out about some small business or entrepreneur*. So […]

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I wash my hair once a week nominally because my stylist says, “That’s what the New York girls do” but mostly because I am lazy. I pluck my eyebrows in the the rear-view mirror and stump hard for the bright white sink with the bright white light because these days the rogue hairs and the […]

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I read a lot of books. Not as many as I did when times were simpler and Internet access spottier, but still. In my ongoing quest to (a) point all y’all toward the good stuff and (b) make some goddamn money, it occurred to me that I might neatly combine those two things with a […]

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Referral Friday is part of an ongoing series inspired by John Jantsch’s Make-a-Referral Week. For more about that, and loads more referrals for everything from cobblers to coaches to gee-tar teachers, start here. Pass it on, baby! The job market is…interesting these days. Or so I hear. And in times when something like the job […]

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Some days seem to move like glaciers, slowly at top speed imperceptibly in low gear never getting there wherever “there” is Some days seem to spread out from under you like five-star rinks freshly scrubbed by Zamboni glassy-smooth and ready for action The trick, then, is knowing two things: which is which and that neither […]

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May 20, 2009 6

Rassum frassum!

While my default happiness setting is far, far higher than it was pre-epiphany (and my fuse far longer), I’m not immune to the occasional public outburst nor am I unwilling to pull on my stomping boots at a moment’s notice. When it’s happening all the time, it’s a bad thing. I know, because: (a), it […]

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Did you read Julie & Julia? I did, and I enjoyed much of it heartily. Not precisely for the book itself, which is a perfect example of marvelous voice and great story minus adequate time and editing, but for the way it brings to vivid, crazy-passionate life the joy of throwing yourself madly into what […]

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While I learned a great deal during my 10-year* stint shilling cars and corn chips for The Man, so much so that I’ve finally realized I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything, I’ve often wondered whether eight years would have done it…or five…or even three. It was supposed to be three, after all: my initial […]

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May 15, 2009 Comments Off

Referral Friday: Superhero Designs

Referral Friday is part of an ongoing series inspired by John Jantsch’s Make-a-Referral Week. For more about that, and loads more referrals for everything from cobblers to coaches to gee-tar teachers, start here. Pass it on, baby! Many, many moons ago (thank goodness), my friend, Uma, took very, very ill. A whole world full of […]

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May 14, 2009 10

Yes, and

There’s a stretch of my insides that doesn’t work right now and then To keep it happy I have to put certain things down there and keep certain other things away Forever (Which in case you didn’t know is as long a time as there is) So I can think about all the things that […]

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