To Cop Out of the Big Picture

When in disagreement with another outlook on the world, someone else’s actions, feelings, or beliefs, it’s important to understand what they see that causes them to act as they do. This involves understanding qualities of the seer, their circumstances, and what they see. It’s a cop out to call them stupid or selfish. Assume they […]

Two kinds of success

The guy in the suit buying a new car with his bonus check. The elderly couple holding hands at sunset. The garden overflowing with blooming greens. The best-selling book stacked in a pyramid at the store. The laughing child. The overcrowded funeral with mourners in the streets. There are a lot of different definitions of […]

Don’t Do the 10 Steps to Sure Success

Yesterday I almost registered a company name. While I was reading up on how to register a business name, I started reading all the articles on 30 questions you have to answer before you start a business. I didn’t have the answers, so I chickened out. The point of these articles is to save you […]

Clichés of the Mind

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“But she finds it so difficult to verbalize Charles, dear. It helps her if she can quote instead of working out words of her own.” – A Wrinkle In Time, Madeleine L’Engle The rosy fingered Dawn stretched its fingers over the wine dark sea, and I, sitting at my desk, pondered the choking sensation caused […]

Productivity versus Creativity

Industrial society runs on productivity. Human beings are measured by how much they produce, by numbers. How much money do you have? How expensive is your house and car? How many years did you spend in school? How many hours do you work in a week? How many friends do you have on Facebook? These […]

Baby Steps: Lessons in Failure

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When he first started crawling, he went backwards. It frustrated the crap out of him. All that effort to get the awesome cat in front of him, and there he is going backwards. Learning to walk has been more like playing pinball with his head. He stands up all the time for practice. Then falls […]

My Promise To The World

Dear world, You make my heart race. You make me feel like I’m going to fall. It’s like standing at the railing of a tall building, looking over the edge with the wind in your face, when you feel that thrill in your spine, that urge to jump. I don’t trust myself with you. I’m […]