January 2011

I have been thinking a lot about love and friction, only not in the way your mind maybe-perhaps just jumped to, if you are like me and we are both, like, 12. I have been thinking about love in terms of what I love, and whom I love, and how those two things intersect. For […]

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An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web. More about the genesis here. Every damned Friday Round-Up here, you procrastinating slacker, and kindred spirit! Good tips woven through lovely stories on how to look better in pictures. [delicious-ed] An inspiring, honest account of an extraordinary year. [Google Reader-ed] Sweet […]

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[watch “iPhone addy hack for introverts” on YouTube; 1:35 minutes] This is so dirt-simple and so effective it will blow your mind. And you don’t even have to watch the video, although it’s kind of a cute one, complete with A SURPRISE PLOT TWIST, so maybe you might want to. Here’s the deal: many, many […]

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I officially ended 13 months of Self-Imposed Sabbatical this past weekend, in rather a hootenanny-ish way, ergo my delay in actually getting something posted today. I’ll write much more about the event, about the sabbatical, about the lessons I took from them and the ideas that have begun coursing through me again largely because of […]

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An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web. More about the genesis here. Every damned Friday Round-Up here, you procrastinating slacker, and kindred spirit! A small but tasty morsel on overcoming “demand resistance,” aka “stuckness.” The reframing question is gobsmackingly simple, wherein lies its genius. [delicious-ed] For some reason, […]

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[Watch “Helpful Networking Thingy” on YouTube; 03:12 minutes] We had a great time at last week’s Biznik event at Jerry’s Deli. We pretty much always do, but this time, we introduced a new, fun, sharing-kinda thing that really reinvigorated everyone, provided interesting things to talk about and gave each of us insight not only into […]

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I’ve done a handful of interviews for the presentation I’m giving later this week, which has renewed my appreciation for the skill involved in asking the right questions. My previous experience with this valuable journalistic skill has been minimal, but similarly instructive. It took an shockingly long time to draft a set of questions for […]

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An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web. More about the genesis here. Many of my favorite essays purport to be about one thing, say, connecting in the age of new media, and end up being about something much, much bigger, like connecting, period. Lisa is master of […]

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[watch “Corralling Unruly Receipts on YouTube; 1:54 of your life] This week’s video installment features a verrrrry old trick I use to keep all of my credit card receipts in one spot, but as I mention in the video, hey, it occurred to me once out of nowhere; maybe it hasn’t occurred to everyone yet. […]

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Jan 10, 2011 12

Life in the silo

I believe in the essential goodness of people. I may forget it here and there, when I’m pressed for time, or not well-rested/-fed/-clothed, or when some deep, emotional trigger gets pulled. But usually, and fairly quickly, I recognize these lapses as such. They’re my (temporary) deviations from an essentially optimistic, basically loving worldview, brought on by […]

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