February 2010

Feb 26, 2010 1

Referral Friday: 11:11

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! Well, it happened again, South By Southwest is just around the corner, and once again, I’m going to […]

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Eight hours of sleep Thirty minutes of exercise Sixty-four ounces of water One goal: Put your own oxygen mask on first or prepare for a long, hard, rocky, uphill road of diminishing returns. Taking care of yourself can be a bitch but it does not make you one. That is reserved for those who take […]

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Feb 24, 2010 8

Funhouse mirror

I have a friend whom I guess the kids would characterize as a kind of frenemy: thrown together by circumstance, stuck together of necessity, we are close in some ways but wary in others, always doing this delicate dance of extending ourselves while keeping an eye on the exits, or using our powers of incision […]

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I am not one known for my godliness. Church makes me itch, I’ve been a doubter from way back before I knew there were such things, and, while I’ve been exposed to big, honking chunks of it thanks to eight years of Catholic school, I’ve never read the Bible all the way through. Those “begats,” […]

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One of the more fascinating things about deciding to grant myself MORE ROOM this year, taking these few months off to catch up with the mountain of obligations I’d overcommitted to, taking time in the day to read and to practice Nei Kung and to write in the Google Wave with Daveâ„¢, taking the time […]

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If you’re reading this via email or RSS, you probably won’t notice, but maybe, just maybe, you’ll want to click on through to the other side today. Because finally, as of today (or a little bit of yesterday that barely counts), I’ve managed to wrest this poor little blog from the ganky clutches of Frankenstein […]

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On slightly dry white, it conjures up foreign lunchrooms and sour lunchboxes and the clamped-shut feeling of a stomach that can’t do its job for worry of a new place. Crusts cut off and insides lightly lined with butter it brings back Gramma and days of being well-cared for Rough-hewn from the Honeybaked bone, wrapped […]

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As one of my 10 goals in 2010+ is “Get back on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet 100%,” I probably should have spent Fat Tuesday whooping it up with all of the sugar, rice, wheat, chocolate, potatoes and etcetera (lots and lots of “etcetera” on the SCD) I won’t be able to eat anymore. Instead, I […]

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There’s nothing like exiting your comfort zone for discovering more aspects of your character you’re either ashamed of or annoyed by. Last week’s startling revelation and accompanying, out-loud mea culpa regarding my self-loathing seems to have unlocked some secret chamber of my darkest heart, from which has tumbled (or, in some cases, oozed) all kinds […]

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When you are low , and you will be, just as sure as you may not be now, it is good to have a few necessities in stock to keep the beasts at bay. Like your day at Point Dume, and that wall of wind pushing back as you sung the first three lines of […]

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