June 2009

Jun 30, 2009 Comments Off

Book review: Career Renegade

Everyone’s style of learning is different, but the people who seem to be able to teach me the stuff that not only compels, but sticks, are the ones who know their stuff, but embody it as well. Jonathan Fields is one of those walk-the-talk people, and I think it’s no small part of his crazy […]

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I have friends who claim not to count envy among their personal challenges, and I have had them long enough to know that they’re telling the truth. I still look at them a little bit like I imagine a psychopath must view normal people with their normal emotions: That’s interesting, but I have no idea […]

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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! For the first two and a half years I was on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I was very, […]

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My eyes grow worse as I grow old Betraying me at the sink whose dirty dishes somehow refuse to get clean Playing dangerous games as I drive the freeway at night Stubbornly refusing to shift between the book in my hand and anything beyond it I can see half as well as I could half […]

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For those of you who don’t track every damned thing I do, I’ve been a little busy lately addressing some…issues. Or perhaps I should say, readdressing some issues, because two of these are whoppers that have been ongoing science projects: changing my relationship with money and getting down with my Actual Desires. And readdressing these […]

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Part of me living my life backwards has been about doing what Ciji Ware’s excellent and comprehensive book, Rightsizing Your Life: Simplifying Your Surroundings While Keeping What Matters Most, discusses in detail: figuring out what works and why, and finding ways to let go of the rest. It’s the right prescriptive for People of a […]

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Jun 22, 2009 5

Doing the hard stuff

I have a confession to make that some of you who are constantly chastising me about working too hard (*cough* ANGIE *cough*) may find difficult to believe: I am, at heart, a lazy sumbitch. As I can hear the chorus of disbelieving protests rising up from behind (or is that in front of?) computer screens […]

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Jun 19, 2009 Comments Off

Referral Friday: BLANKSPACES

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! Let’s get one thing clear right up front: I’m an introverted, Type-A, control-freak hermit who was never happier […]

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First, a tickle Then an ache or two and many more yawns but not too many to push through Fair warning for what comes next: the sore throat creeping down the pipes the foul fog crawling up my skull lodging here and there Squeezing in behind my eyes while I squeeze in one more call […]

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Jun 17, 2009 9

Soaking in it

The non-goal-oriented are different from you and me. Or, to leech off another work of literary genius, all non-goal-oriented people resemble one another; each goal-oriented soul is miserable in his own way. Or, to cheese it up a notch, it was a dark and stormy unnamed-but-seemingly-interminable number of nights. Over and over, I’m being told […]

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