September 2009

A thus-far monthly but forever occasional round-up of what I’ve been up to and what I plan to be. For full credits and details, see this entry. Colleen of the future (places I’ll be) The Monthly Los Angeles Biznik Meet-Up at Jerry’s (Wednesday, October 14, 5:30 – 8pm) Every four weeks, some of L.A.’s finest […]

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My favorite example of the conceivably-possible, magical woo-woo powers of feng shui has to do with two checks for $10,000 each and my kitchen, which, according to the Black Hat school of feng shui* (as differentiated from the compass school) is my prosperity corner. It was the summer of consternation for me: a devastating breakup, […]

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Sep 28, 2009 15

Working toward siesta

If each week got its own word, last week’s would be “painful.” Painful overcrowding. Painful frustration with not being able to get enough done. Painful sense of shame over both of these. Worse, even as I built this week on my calendar over the past month or so, I knew it was going to be […]

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Referral Friday is 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! I am the first to confess that I did not “get” Biznik when I first encountered it. What was up […]

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Can you throw yourself in, again and again? Can you rip wide the wrapper safety-sealed for someone’s protection and let spring forth what will? Butterflies, maybe or dirt or blood or a full-court dance-press crew of pirate gremlins playing mad fiddle music and tapping out code with their crazy, nonsensical, wooden-shoe dance? I was so […]

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Earlier this week, I alluded to my definition of a vacation, which differs quite a bit from a lot of other folks’, and whichdiffers greatly from how I was raised to look at vacations. It wasn’t like we were the EnormoSlackers of the Fat Midwest: on summer and winter holiday from school, I was expected […]

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There are three people and/or things directly to blame for me starting a blog way, way back on November 1, 2004: a severe onset of Crohn’s disease, which served both to jar things loose and make me unafear’d (or less afear’d) of looking like a jackass; my friend, Debbie, who is so discreet her web […]

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I am deep into purge mode these days. And I’m not alone in this. Not that we’re ever alone, with almost 7 billion souls on the marble, chances are good that whatever you’re going through, you’ve got some fellow travelers somewhere. But suddenly, or perhaps it’s a creeping sort of suddenness, I see people all […]

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Referral Friday is 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! I think if you are a writer, especially one who wants to sell books, you should consume as many books […]

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You either give yourself enough room or you give yourself enough rope. Your choice every day even when it doesn’t seem that way. You choose the new project or the space to let the old ones breathe. You choose crowded or airy light or heavy even or wobbly caff, half-caff or decaf. You you you […]

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