April 2010

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here. It’s been a while since I’ve gone on a rampage […]

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And now that time has passed and this one is here And this and this So? How did it go? Did you live every minute? Or did you let a few skitter past on small wheels of worry without squeezing out the last, juicy bits? What about this quiet hour? This hazy afternoon? This sinkful […]

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This past trip to Tacoma was significant in more ways than just initiating me into the TEDx experience: for the first time in too long to remember, I got from here to there (and back!) with something resembling ease. Some of my new-found attitude can be traced to exactly that: attitude. While I will likely […]

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If you put to me the question of how TEDxTacoma went, I would easily and enthusiastically reply with a resounding, “FANTASTICALLY!” Putting aside how seamless the whole travel experience was (a subject worth exploring in a future post), as well as how much I always enjoy being in the Pacific Northwest (and how my delicate […]

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An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here. Imagine it’s Monday. Now, what would make things better? Exactly. […]

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I wonder about the people who used to bother me when I was younger and where they all went since I got old. The rotating hotties in public displays of affection who turned my stomach. The cheaters at Monopoly who roused my righteous indignation. That solipsist who took TWO parking spots to protect his goddamn […]

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Apr 21, 2010 7

No more!

I’ve been giving little talks for long enough that a part of me insists I should have some kind of system down. One that not only has me starting earlier and working more methodically, but that provides some sort of framework and steps for proceeding; some kind of handy-dandy, E-Z-1-2-3!â„¢ process for getting talks out […]

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My favorite kind of learning is the stealth variety: where you don’t realize you’ve learned something because you’re too busy being engaged and (God willing) entertained. With The Guinea Pig Diaries, nine immensely readable stories (and a clutch of highly enjoyable appendices, end notes and other writerly add-ons), A.J. Jacobs jumps straight to the top […]

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Maybe it’s a reaction to the stress of not knowing what’s next, even though I’ve had a full four months to suss the sucka out. Maybe it’s the Resistor whispering sweet uglies in my ear as I near some kind of (oh please oh please oh please) creative breakthrough. Whatever flavor of fear is to […]

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Apr 16, 2010 Comments Off

Frrrrriday Rrrrroundup! #03

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here. What does an artist do when she finds herself deeply […]

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