Life

Power

If you’ve gotten this far, you know that there is something going on across the webs today. People are suddenly afraid that WikiPedia is gone, or that the government shut down Reddit, or any number of other things. The reality is much worse. The SOPA/PIPA act is supposedly going to stop piracy, but in reality …

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Practice

Self-Sabotage to Success

Last night I really wanted ice cream. I’m talking the decadent, chocolatey-gooey-caramel-filled-brownie-chunkin’ Ben & Jerry’s kind of ice cream. They sell it right down the street, in those pint containers that just look at you and say “Just grab a spoon, boy, you’re not fooling anyone with that bowl.” But last night was also cold. …

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Love

Sex. Intimacy. Love.

Light topic for today, eh? No, it’s not a new name for the website (though I’d probably get more hits…wonder if SexIntimacyLove.com is available?). Rather, it’s a challenge for the weekend – which, of course, I hope is filled with all three – for you to pay attention to the difference. Too many times they …

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Life

Is This It?

Recently I overheard a woman say “Do you ever just think…’Is this it? Day in, day out…this is it?‘” It wasn’t especially a positive comment, but it stuck in my head, especially as the woman she was talking to seemed to agree with her. I’ve been reflecting on the very different ways the phrase “Is …

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Practice

Turn It Off

This week the Practice I’m going to be focusing on is focus. It’s kind of a necessity. I have a five-week cross-country tour for my work coming up, and I’m trying to build up a cushion of my desk-work so that I won’t have to worry about it while traveling. That’s going to involve basically …

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Love

Take It Hard

Want to know what I learned this week about love? I learned to take it. The hard way. Nothing scurrilous about it, get your minds out of the gutter, unless they weren’t there already, in which case maybe you should give it a try, you might enjoy a dip now and then. No, it’s been …

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Life

That Same Old Everyday Magic

There’s a lot of subjects I have in my Idea Farm that I’d like to develop. The problem is not one of scarcity, it’s of scope; several of the ideas have multiple facets to explore, certainly that fall into each of the three components of Love, Life and Practice. Magic is one of them. What …

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Practice

Drink as You Pour, redux

After several days of good, positive feedback on the blog entries here, my last post – an experiment in minimalist posting, to some extent – met with resounding silence. Admittedly it was a holiday weekend (still is, actually) but perhaps this topic of Drink while you pour deserves some elaboration. Since it was in both …

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Love

The Key to Lasting Love

Pay attention, because this one will be over fast. This is the one lesson that I wish I’d learned earlier, that I wish I knew better, that I never could have really articulated until I heard it from the mouth of someone younger and wiser than me. It’s possibly the one thing that will make …

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Life

Word Up

“Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words! I get words all day through; first from him, now from you!” – Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady Yesterday I got an email from Chris Brogan. He reminded me (ok, and about a zillion other email list subscribers) that the time has come for the Three Words. …

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