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Can you think of a happy revolution? It’s not a rhetorical question. It occurred to me during the whole “Feel the Bern!” rhetoric of the Democratic primary. I kept hearing people calling for “Revolution!”, and I began to think about all the revolutions I could remember from my history studies. They all had two things …

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Stacking Potential

Following up a bit on the last post about potential, let’s go big-picture for a bit. The Universe is really big, with lots of stuff in it. Some of it is really big rocks. These rocks are tiny, as compared to the universe, but they’re traveling really fast, and there are a lot of them. Because the …

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The De-Tolerated Life

Shortly after writing my post about de-tolerating your environment, I took on the elements of my desk that were most aggravating me: I dusted the swords on top. I found a better place for my glasses. I used an old IKEA shelf as a cord manager. I found better homes for both my hard drives …

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Mythbusting Self-Reliance

This morning I went out to my bicycle with a small set of tools because I had some adjustments to make. I turned the high screw on the front derailleur a turn and a half to the right. I lifted the seat about 3/4 of an inch higher. I checked the tension on the rear …

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Why We Hack Life

As I fight the urge to buy yet another bluetooth keyboard, to start yet another exercise routine, to learn yet another language (“Wouldn’t it be cool,” I asked Natasha the other day, “if my grandsons were bilingual in English and Klingon?“) I wonder at my own dilettante nature. Jack-of-all-trades has always been my mantra, and …

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Nora Dunn’s “Working on the Road”

Let’s start by doing a full-disclosure: if you decide to use this review to purchase Working on the Road, I will get a cut. In fact, I’ll get a bigger cut than the folks at Unconventional Guides (because Chris is cool like that). I also was given a preview copy of the Guide for review …

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