Life

The Unicorn Life Planning Principle

While I was at that retreat last weekend I had a conversation with the man who organizes it (we’ll call him Craig, for privacy’s sake). Craig has been doing this for a while – decades, perhaps – and so he knows a thing or two about organizing events. I was lucky to have a brief …

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Practice

don’t let ritual get in the way of life

Gray Aft Agley A little more than a month ago my partner and I had a very private commitment ceremony. After six years together, it was time to express the intention of continuing to weave our lives together. Being the theatrical romantic that I am, I decided to surprise her. Just after dawn a close …

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Defining Moment

Defining Moment Part 6: how to assess risk productively

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly There’s a great podcast out from the Guardian’s Science Weekly where psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer talks about risk. He makes the point over and over again that first, people spend a lot of time worrying about the wrong risks, and second, even the ones we should worry about are …

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Practice

What if you did it right, but actually planned it wrong?

“No kidding, there I was…” I was lucky enough to spend the weekend at a retreat in Indeana with a few other performance art enthusiasts, including a very dear friend of mine from New York. He was talking about a recent show he did: I really thought that was it – the best show I’d …

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