January 2010

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 got a little carried away by my newfound love for Sir Richard Branson’s winged brainchild. On my second trip […]

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An old acting teacher used to say, “The root of the thing is never the thing itself.” Easy enough to understand on its surface with its hints about what lies beneath, undulating or roiling or pulsing or cringing, depending on gender and other matters of context. Harder to remember in the moment when the roiling […]

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Just before the end of the past year, I decided to forgo my usual habit of cramming my annual planning into the most riotously busy time of the year. Hence, “December in January,” where I spend the first month of the chronological new year planning my own, to begin in February. My Nei Kung instructor […]

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That Seth Godin has a new book coming out is generally a cause for celebration. Seth has a knack for teasing out one big, necessary idea and illuminating it in a way that makes it seem obvious, post-reveal, without ever coming across as obnoxious. That, my friends, is a gift. So, too, is the way […]

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Just before the end of the past year, I decided to forgo my usual habit of cramming my annual planning into the most riotously busy time of the year. Hence, “December in January,” where I spend the first month of the chronological new year planning my own, to begin in February. I realize that logically, […]

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You have likely forgotten how wrenching that last change you made truly was But it was I have forgotten a lifetime of changes I chose for myself and a second one of those that were chosen for me. Each time I woke up was as jarring as the first like an alarm you never get […]

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Just before the end of the past year, I decided to forgo my usual habit of cramming my annual planning into the most riotously busy time of the year. Hence, “December in January,” where I spend the first month of the chronological new year planning my own, to begin in February. My friend, Naomi, wrote […]

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Jan 19, 2010 11

Book review: Outliers

Love him (I do) or hate him (many do), what most people find most vexing about Malcolm Gladwell’s books are the conclusions he draws in them. Connecting a to b to c and coming up with 9. Telling story after fascinating story only to sum them up hastily with a big, fat WTF? Because, as […]

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Just before the end of the past year, I decided to forgo my usual habit of cramming my annual planning into the most riotously busy time of the year. Hence, “December in January,” where I spend the first month of the chronological new year planning my own, to begin in February. I was born in […]

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I took a quick trip up north and my friend Brad Nack took an equivalent trip down south and we met in the middle, at delicious Papa Lennon’s in Meiner’s Oaks, where I took possession of FOUR, count ‘em, FOUR, of the 2009 reindeer he painted for his 100% Reindeer Art Show. It was fascinating […]

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