I had a dream last night…

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In one scene I was being led through a vacant, all white -from carpet to ceiling, studio apartment. There were high ceilings and nooks built into two walls. Apparently I was looking for a place to move. I found myself wondering if I could insert my rather tall bookshelf into one of the nooks. In each room I pondered if this broad, eight foot high piece of furniture would fit; on which wall it should sit flush against. In another scene I was sitting at a large, oblong, dark wood table in the center of a room with brown wall paneling and squatter ceilings. To the side of this, there was a tall receptionist desk in front of a window, … 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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In the Zone

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Long walks and long noodles. Long walks are good for the soul. 75% of noodle dishes are comfort food, so they are good for the soul too. Both were a part of my weekend. The walks have been an every Sunday thing. And they never involve a cell phone. I really love my cozy quaint neighborhood smack center in the high rise metropolis and cultural abundance of Dallas. If I spit out of my front door it’d hit a museum, bistro, tapas bar, or The Ritz. But I love my job more and will move again as soon as I can. I hate putting the miles on my car. And truthfully I don’t frequent any of the places in my neighborhood. … Read More

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To Leave it Be?

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Good is not great. And even if one is great at something doesn’t mean it has to be pursued as a career. Not every homemaker has a pie business. And even if one is really great at something doesn’t mean success is inevitable either. There is too much competition, too much noise; more often than not, someone else willing to work a little harder at it, and want it a little more, truth be told. This is now the real formula to success. When I was younger and considering what it was I wanted to do with my life, I perceived every personal interest as an opportunity to make money. I was outsourcing a service. Because I was really good … Read More

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The Life Review

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What a week of mounting muck in the world: more scandals & more deadly storms. I doubt the NSA relates to this quote: “The more you know, the less you need.” – Yvon Chouinard I’m just little ole me, minding my business. And by that, I came across a really applicable blog. The Top 5 Productivity Mistakes. These aren’t cheesy, salesmen-esque points; they hone in precisely on psychological reasons behind our behavior. He’s also a funny writer. In case you don’t give a F**k about anybodies business but your own, and really are working to cultivate that, Forbes put out an article on the Ten Golden Rules for Living the Good Life. Get on it. Really essential, like worrying only … Read More

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