Bite the Bullet

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I have a visceral dislike of the cold weather. My limbs lose feeling quickly. It’s known as Raynaud’s disease. I’m physically not cut out for it. Having already planned for and been obligated to, I got out yesterday morning at the beginning of a short ice storm. In the time it took to hop on the tollway and drive downtown to the shortest photo shoot I have ever participated in, my windshield tried to ice over. The dashboard vent only started to help melt it off when I pulled up at the destination. Showing up panicky and anxious, I declared it better go by fast because I didn’t want to to get stuck anywhere other than home! I’m a freakin … Read More

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This This & This

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There are a few (3) things on my radar: bitcoin and cryptocurrency, identity politics, and the environment surrounding the Me Too movement. Bitcoin Bubble <— this article is the most comprehensive explanation, lowdown, and primer currently on the interwebs. Even if you are already involved in the ownership and transactions of cryptocurrency, you’ll get a lot from the link and a frank understanding of the blockchain. Great read Jordan Peterson seems to be everywhere right now. He’s a clinical psychologist out of Canada. Despite publishing a book in 1999, and 100s of videos on youtube of his professorial lectures, he only recently became so prolific by a controversy. Obviously. He refused to speak in the ze, zer terms of transexual identity … Read More

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Retraction

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This upcoming week is about the ego. Internalizing and reflecting. We are showman and we are questioning what we show. I’ve been on a purge: deleting history, deleting accounts, minimizing my presence…all deliberately. Is this an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and harness a specificity? Even if it is isn’t so deliberate, now is the time. Don’t question it. Deep breaths. Leave or walk away when you need to. Ever since I was little I had a certain anxiety about making decisions. I ran circles around my thoughts like a triathlete. Quickly I learned the benefits of process of elimination. There is so much; there is always so much; especially now. The much is always growing. Leave behind or … Read More

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Winter Words

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I have been writing in this space for nine years. Of course, I’ve only gotten deliberate about judiciously posting in the last three to four. There have been numerous times I’ve gone to post something and recognized the redundancy, felt tired out by my own thoughts. The upside to this observation is at least I’m consistent. The downside depresses me with the feeling that I may be speaking into an ether, or even worse, spitting in the wind. Considering the internet blogging space has only gotten busier and louder, I wonder where I fit in; if I do at all, really. As much as I do have a unique voice, it isn’t particularly remarkable. This is exactly what writing is, finding the right words; sifting through the metaphorical rubble to prose-up a hidden … Read More

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Walking…

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Walking work  The handful of exceptional entrepreneurs I know are extremely busy; like, you have to contact their assistant to schedule a 5 minute phone call kind of busy. The better of them use the general coffee-tea-happy hour cocktail hour meeting as a chance to kill two birds with one stone, whereby they walk. An opportunity for exercise. When I was in Santa Barbara back in March, there was the walk through the farmer’s market meeting. Grab some fruit and veg, get exercise, discuss business. When I was in Boston, I was being a tourist but also walking through plans. Recently in Wisconsin, clarifying ideas and objectives seemed to come specifically from walking. Last Saturday’s book editing proposal involved walking … Read More

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