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The Cubs, Marriage, and America

Just over an hour ago, millions of Americans watched the Chicago Cubs break a 108-year old losing streak in the 10th inning of the 7th game of the 2016 World Series.

It. Was. Beautiful. Continue reading “The Cubs, Marriage, and America”

The Beach in Winter

Last week I wrote about why I’ve left a good job (Plan B) to start living  purposefully (Plan A). In a week or so, I’ll post about how I pulled that off, but this week… I’m at the beach.

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Screw the Stilted Rituals, I’m Ready for Fun

I like rituals as much as the next odd-ball, and New Year’s Day is a splendid time for them. It’s a world-wide birthday. It’s a regular opportunity to reflect on what was–and consider what might be.

Continue reading “Screw the Stilted Rituals, I’m Ready for Fun”

I Wish I’d Been This Smart as a Kid

But I wasn’t.

 

Yes! That’s it!

 

 

See what else Hugh MacCleod has to say at gapingvoid.com

Comparing To-Do Lists

In my circle of acquaintances, I am the Queen of the To-Do List. I have a daily, weekly, and monthly list. Mostly, they serve me well. Occasionally they’re a big ball and chain, and I ignore them all for a week or more… until it’s clear that shit still needs to get done. Continue reading “Comparing To-Do Lists”

That’s the Job

 

We ache for shared vocabulary, linguistic or otherwise, and it’s the job of the artist to find a common language that will make others sit up, take notice, and recognize themselves in the art. The common language is context. It’s community.

It might take a lifetime to learn the language, but that’s the job.

 

Five Smart Thoughts on Work

So… that one pictured above is my favorite, but here are four more I like a lot:

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This Year’s Motto

motto, June, January, fresh starts

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