November 2010

Am I still doing my heavy lifting? Yes, I am! Is it still kicking my ass? Yes, it is! Did I let that get in the way of posting today? HELL, NO. Because today is everyone’s favorite shop-on-yer-ass day, Cyber Monday. Deals galore, and all from the comfort of, well, your ass! But where to […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web. Keep up with them day-to-day on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my daily travels. More about the genesis here. Post of the YEAR: a bunch of rich people petition for HIGHER […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones,The Useful Ones

If you tell me miracles do not happen I will not contradict you. I cannot point to precise amounts of money showing up in time to save the curly-headed ingenue lashed to the tracks from the fiery vengeance of a foul-breathed dragon. I do not believe in spontaneous healing or insta-overhauls and I am pretty […]

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I have been doing a lot of walking lately. I try always to do a lot of walking, but since I have been hard at some gnarly change-making, I have actually been doing a lot of walking. When I feel like it, I take a walk. When I don’t feel like it, I take an […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones,The Useful Ones

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web. Keep up with them day-to-day on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my daily travels. More about the genesis here. Lessons on the nature of modern business abound in this honest post-mortem […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones,The Useful Ones

Take yourself back to first grade or kindergarten or nursery school or wherever you first learned how to really learn: One thing at a time. One fascinating thing that intrigued you at first pulling you in, with its shiny sexy foreign just-a-bit-beyond-you mystery  and newness. Your shoes, maybe, the first time you pictured them going from […]

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1. Launch writing program to begin rewriting work for the day. 2. Work on rewrite for 10 minutes. Hit snag, and decide I need grounding exercise writing buddy created for me last week when I hit previous rewriting snag. 3. Open email client to track down writing buddy’s note, because I appear to have willfully […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones,The Silly Ones

On Saturday night, I went to bed at 8:30pm.1 I didn’t go to sleep at 8:30; it took me a full hour and a half of fighting myself to do that, with an assist from the back third of Breaker Morant and the front quarter of John Adams. Still, me, in bed by 8:30 on any night […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web. Keep up with them day-to-day on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my daily travels. More about the genesis here. A journalist explains why he is (mostly) giving up being a blogger. […]

Posted in: The Political Ones,The Silly Ones,The Useful Ones

I will not lie to you, I have chewed my nails down to nubs to keep from grabbing a fresh cigarette. I have wept before pieces of chocolate cake and crusty heels of bread. I have powered through eight kinds of pain to run one more mile lift five more pounds bend one more inch. […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones