February 2011

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffoxiest things I fffffind stumbling around the web. More about the genesis here. Every damned Friday Round-Up here, you procrastinating slacker, and kindred spirit! An interesting way to look at your spending decisions. [Tumbled, via Dave Seah] I go through weeks at a time when I feel like I could […]

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[Watch “Curbing (online) impulse spending” on YouTube; running time 2:24] What this is: Having taken quite the hiatus from earning money last year, even dealing with it, you might say, I’ve been getting very serious about becoming a grownup with money. I promise not to turn this blog into a big, long, snoozy preachfest, but […]

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Pulling out of a flare is a tricky business. You get better on a very slow upward trajectory, with occasional “two-steps-back” days from eating too volatile a mix of ordinary ingredients (oh, BOY, do canned tuna and hard-boiled eggs not mix) or too “advanced” of an item. Yesterday, after weeks of not tasting an uncooked […]

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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 beautifully told story of human dignity and true brotherly love. [Tumbled] It really is a whole new era in publishing. And for the smart, […]

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Every now and then, you become unmoored. You will not notice the moment of release. There will be no fanfare to note the event as you float out to sea in your sleep, no streamers, no teary farewell waves from shore, no bottle of champagne cracked across your bow. You will simply wake up one […]

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A mostly monthly but certainly occasional round-up of what I’ve been up to and what’s in the hopper. For full credits and details, see this entry. Colleen of the future (stuff I’ll be doing) February L.A. Biznik Mixer at Jerry’s Famous [Los Angeles; Wednesday, February 16, TONIGHT] , Last month we mixed it up at the mixer, […]

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A good friend of mine recently decided to quit smoking. She’d quit before, which obviously means that the quitting didn’t quite “take.” So this time, she decided to quit differently. First, she’s investing money in the deal. For them amongst us what is on the cheap side, money can be a powerful motivator. As my […]

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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! “Re-photos” of old-time and current day Ithaca, NY using staged new photos and old-timey film stills on glass. I want these of every place. [Tumbled] […]

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[watch “Better Yogurt Through Post-It Notes” on YouTube; 3:03 minutes] Like last week’s video, this crazy little how-to is more about systems thinking, viewing things though the lens of friction reduction, than it is a nutty one-off hack about closing browser tabs or sticking Post-Its on things. Actually, when you really think about it, most […]

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About 5 days into my 11-day incarceration at Cedars Sinai (IBD Block), my handsome new gastroenterologist dropped by on morning rounds, indulged me with some perfunctory flirting as he made notes in his charty-chart, and then shot me a stern glance over imaginary half-glasses. “You know,” he said, “it wouldn’t kill you to get out […]

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