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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad…

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The Problem With Success…

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Do You Feel Like An Imposter?

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Are You Having Problems With Success?

What Are You Excited About?

Do You Have ANY Idea of What You Want?

What’s Next On Your List? Do You HAVE A List?

When Was The Last Time You Walked Down The Street Naked?

Not literally, of course.  Laws and civility discourage such things.  Metaphorically my friend, Eileen, did just that last week.  Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s words in a commencement address he delivered, she shared a poem that was impacting and deeply personal.  […]

You say MISTAKE as if it’s a Bad Thing…

Most of the key lessons of my life have risen from what appeared, at the time, to be a dreadful mistake. Or, more accurately said, what appeared, in the immediate looking back, to be a mistake.  Or A “Failure.”  My […]

What’s LOVE Got to Do With It?

It’s timelessly been said that if you love the labor of your hands – you’ll never “work” a day in your life.  I believe that work and the concept of work has been maligned.  Work and play are natural partners.  […]

Do You Have A Career or a List of Aspirations?

Neil Gaiman addressed the graduating class of the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia on May 17, 2012.  His words are exceptionally relevant to me in my life and career (after 35 artful years).  Perhaps they are even more relevant […]

Paying Good Words Forward

Neil Gaiman, a man known to me through his novel, AMERICAN GODS.  I’ve not followed his work.  Until recently.  Michelle Fairchild, a “cosmic cowgirl,” forwarded a commencement address that Gaiman delivered to The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, on […]

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Editing: It's Not Just For Writing
"Editing. It's Not Just For Writing." I've spent much of my writing time since I was 28 trying to get rid of words. Editing down. Paring down. Getting to the core. I woke up this morning clear on the matter: that is what I am doing with the whole of my life. I see I am less defined by what I hav

posted 11:44:53am Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

"In Case of Emergency..."
There are two lines that people have to fill out when enrolling in school, in a new program, camp, new doctor... "Nearest relative."   "Person to call in case of emergency." In LIVE BOLDLY I explore several sides of the concept of family.  There's the family that you are born into and then

posted 3:38:18pm Mar. 17, 2015 | read full post »

Wondering About Racism, Jingoism and All The Other ISMS
Conversation around equality is uncomfortable. To begin with.  This is not a fresh circumstance. Equality has been a core component of conflict over the ages. Race. Age. Gender. Belief. Economic state. Land ownership. Ownership of all sorts.  It is disturbing for so many reasons. The way chauvinis

posted 10:57:09am Mar. 13, 2015 | read full post »

Do You Hate House Work?
I formalized an approach to house making last year. An approach I'd inadvertently applied (willy nilly) for many years.  I created a set of cards (that I offered in a bundle) titled THREE MINUTES, Seven Minutes and ELEVEN MINUTES.  Those were the most common time frames that various house keeping

posted 3:18:12pm Jan. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Remember and Do What Matters
Remember and Do What Matters Discovery Process with Mary Anne Radmacher, $99 February 1  - 22, 2015 You might not realize it but you do KNOW what matters to you. You really do! In the MUCH of daily living, it’s easy to disconnect from your MUST, the thing that puts wind beneath your wings

posted 6:07:55pm Jan. 20, 2015 | read full post »

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