Catalogue Christmas

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My grandmother, my Dad’s mom, worked for one of the oldest department stores in the United States, Sears, Roebuck and Company She retired decades ago and is probably still survived by the pension. My dad is one of two. His sister had two daughters. So we are three girls, close cousins, and close enough in age. Every Christmas, my dad’s mother would give each of us girls the Sears Christmas catalogue to dog-ear pages and circle what gifts we wanted. We didn’t get everything we wanted obviously, but we certainly didn’t go without. Unwrapping gifts was getting to see which items we chose made the cut. Every Christmas makes me think of Christmases past. Shopping malls are thinning out and department stores … 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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Just Jump

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This past Sunday was ideal. Given an extra hour in the falling back, I tried to sleep but mainly stirred. I did things which weren’t even on a mental to-do list though. With the extra hour, it seemed as if time slowed. I am ever so grateful when it does… I keep various logs on projects, separate categorized to-do list, scribblings of ideas for a future-perfect self, a healthy journal habit, and middle-of-the-night notes from my dream state. Despite any visual proof on paper or constant reminders, our subconscious keeps a tally of the draws, desires. We know what needs to be done. It is not necessary to keep beating ourselves over the head with it, like mental nagging, pressing … Read More

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How We Are, It Is

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Not sure how this will turn out; there is so much I have been thinking about. My recent vacation was nice, nothing more than nice. Its subsequent trick at forcing me to reflect on what I want again, and again, how I spend my time when i’m left to freely wonder and wander…this is where my mind has been. And I’m moving again, again! Excited, genuinely. I can’t possibly get rid of more than I did to get here, and I’m going for more space -as I just need it to breathe. I did confirm I’m best not idle and my desire for hands-y activities, and real work task still stands. It’s all meditative actually. I also don’t necessarily need … Read More

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There Are No Rules

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So much world, so little time. So much adulting, so little playing. It sounds cliché to say there are big changes coming. On a global level, in how we see this world and how we live in it, it seems as though it’s changing more quickly than can be digested. I am certain our personal lives are taking a bit of a shaking up, too. All for the better. There is no turning back. It is a fact, success is predicated on the pursuit; the damned determination. This doggedness sees an objective through despite external circumstances. Staying the course in a linear fashion has never been my strongest suit. Where some see my behavior as a fluttering about, I recognize … Read More

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