Thoughts On Others’ Thoughts

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I know I’ve mentioned this before: I am not a big fan of short stories. Never have been. I don’t spend any time on Medium and I have no desire to. This personal proclivity baffles me, because it seems like I would love them the most, as a supposedly anxious impatient person. Tell me, get to the point! Maybe this belief about myself isn’t 100% true. And it also baffles me because I’ve never been able to really articulate why. Only recently have I come to understand that it is more of a time suck to get invested in something which has no longterm benefit; maybe it’s the matured investing entrepreneur in me or just a vulnerable child who doesn’t … Read More

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Hiatus

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‘I’m here for 15 minutes or I would’ve cancelled altogether, sorry to rush.’ I said this a couple days ago. And it perfectly sums up a worse part of my personality. Take it or leave it, one extreme or the other. And I’ve just not wanted to write here. I’ve wanted to be in my own space, minding my own business, participating minimally. Taking in so much gets overwhelming; the digestion takes all the energy. It’s my own fault. What is the purpose of this knowing? How does it serve me, or how will I use it? I Want To Tell You All The Things. Every day I want to post here. I wonder, what is the purpose of sharing this, am I … Read More

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Productivity and Procrastination

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I seem to recall my father once telling me the entire human population has one thing in common: procrastination. Specifically, it is everyone’s worst fault. Most business success comes down to who didn’t procrastinate. No one person has the monopoly on any idea or concept or product. So who makes it happen first? And despite knowing the trials and tribulations or the valleys and hills it takes metaphorically crossing to get to our own ‘success’, we paradoxically view other’s success in broader strokes, as if their path were more linear. Truthfully, we often only learn of someone after they’ve put in the hours, years, tears and time. And frankly that’s how it should be. All that being said: The blogger … Read More

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Friday Flashes

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Instead of the usual social media moniker of flashing back, this is a rounding-up of where my mind has been: After hinting at my work life in the last post, if you are a freelancer this post will read painfully true. The Pay is Not Commiserate With the Work (my own summation of the title) When I had a food-dessert biz, I knew the baseline rate to charge was 3 times the ingredients cost. There are so many variables to consider, only one is time. I have not put any money in savings this entire past year and this fact weighs on me heavily. I’m not getting younger and the world is becoming more divisive and competitive. I am definitely … Read More

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Washington, DC

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It was cold and cloudy mostly. I am not much into taking pictures or congregating with tourist anywhere, anytime. But here are a few. I’ve done various parts of the Smithsonian so I opted to just visit where I could find a parking place. Thus, the African Art museum. The theme was woman and the gift shop happened to find me with my favorite purchases. The majority of the items within The National Archives are stored underground in fireproof vaults. The most important American documents are on display: Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights. No pictures allowed. The biggest part of the tour is a very interactive timeline of history covering the basics: immigration, racism, woman’s rights The Library of … Read More

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