The Gratitude Brigade Has a New Recruit

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I haven’t been the biggest fan of the gratitude movement.  It just seemed odd to me to sit and list all the things I am grateful for. It felt a bit too girly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for a whole heap of things, but expressing that gratitude in such an overt manner felt uncomfortable. I felt more comfortable …

blast from the past

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Over the last couple of days I’ve run across some old photos from 20 -30 years ago.  Damn!  That sounds like such a long time ago.  In fact, it IS a long time ago.  These photos were of old childhood friends and one of my brother.  I sent copies to the friends in question.  I’m sure they were shocked as …

follow up to what i want to do in 2011

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A friend of mine had issues with my ill-defined goals for this year. She called them “gutless.” Here was my reply: Phew!! You nearly had me. You nearly made me doubt myself and return to the pit – the place that all existentialist know is there. In the pit, you realise that there is nothing, no meaning of life, no …

habits

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I have in mind to evolve, to break out of habits that bind me, that confine me, that leave my soul a stagnate pool of green slime. My habits are vicious little gnomes that enslave my behaviors, perceptions, emotions, and thoughts and limit my range of possibilities in a limitless world. I think it is time to fight and win …

fear, desire, and hope

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I’m curious to know where I am going next.  Several timely quotes have presented themselves to me at a time when I am feeling transient.  The first is from Steve Jobs: “Remembering I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.  Remembering that you are going to die …

career advice from the Tao

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In times of reflection I sometimes turn to the Tao Te Ching (the book of The Way), written by Lao-Tzu, for guidance. Over these past several days my thinking has taken several synchronistic turns and I realize that the path I chose to walk several years ago is still the path I am on. It seems though that over the …

my life story in 100 words

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Crashed into the world, a product of two teenagers playing house. Inner city, big city, watched a man get shot, nearly lost my eye. Dragged to the suburbs to make a better life. Life sucked. Too boring and tame. Thought I’d make a name, jumping out of planes and blowing stuff up. Met a girl as you do and the …