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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. Everyone living can imagine some way life could be better. (That’s part of what sets us apart from animals, I think, is our ability to imagine counter-to-reality situations and then decide if and how to try to achieve them.) … Continue reading

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Obstacles Happen

I’ve bounced off some obstacles lately.  This post helped me remember that obstacles are a chance to learn and try again.  No one is likely to care more about my dreams than I do, so it’s up to me.  Or … Continue reading

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You Can Find My Latest Book on Amazon and Create Space

You can find my latest book on Amazon and Create Space.  Here are the links: Paperback Kindle/Ebook In the wide world of Amazon, if you’re searching by title, you may need to add part of the subtitle to distinguish it.  … Continue reading

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Track Your Progress

One of the ideas in my upcoming book is that sometimes it helps to list the progress that we make.  Without some way to track progress, we can feel like we’re just spinning our wheels.  This happens to me a … Continue reading

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Dealing with Disappointment

My container gardening is done for this year. The carrots and radishes grew wonderful green tops, but they never produced any edible roots. The tomato vines never bloomed. The cucumber vines gave me several beautiful, tasty cucumbers before the bugs … Continue reading

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Irons in the Fire Part 2

Here’s the balance that I’m reaching for. I’ve made following my dream of writing my highest priority. If it isn’t at the top then this is just a vacation or sabbatical, which is fine, but not the dream. Second priority … Continue reading

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Think Now, Do Later: Mind Like Water

I’ve been practicing guitar almost daily since April, and here’s an epiphany. Sudo says it very well in his Zen guitar book (see the previous post), but I had to experience it myself to begin to get it. (Like a … Continue reading

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