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So, after recovering from my illness, I had some trouble getting to sleep, and as a result I’ve felt tired for the past couple of days. Which means that I haven’t gotten much done. Which I guess is further proof of Brennen‘s maxim that I quoted a few days ago, “You can’t get away from the physical world.” Another example: A couple of the comments made on this blog recently hurt me. As in, they […]

Confronting My World

I’ve rarely ever felt satisfied by my work, and I may be beginning to understand why. I’ve typically lived in the future. I was always dreaming of adventures and what might be. That manifested in my love of science fiction, naturally, and my general demeanor. I was always trying to figure things out, to get to where things were going. Which is a bad habit in conversations. I rarely listened deeply and fully to others. Over the past few years, […]

Play While Hurt

So I’ve been sick the past couple of days. Well, the past two weeks, really, but sick enough to stay home from work for the past couple of days. Which has gotten me to thinking. I’m home, and I have all this spare time. Obviously, I can’t be as productive as I would be were I healthy. But why not spend some of that time on my various and sundry projects? I could at the very least, […]

Monday, February 20, 2006

I spent Sunday afternoon at a large mall, so I could be more creative. I don’t much like malls. Especially crowded ones, as this mall was. But after waking up one morning last week to find my bedsheet had a long rip down the center, which eventually became so wide the bedsheet was split in half, I decided to brave the crowds. Besides, I needed to recharge my batteries. Much as I want to get things […]

Friday, February 17, 2006

One of the goals of self-improvement is being able to do more things, or do all the things you’re currently doing in less time. People often confuse those goals and, with the time saved, do more things. Which is not to say that one can’t, for example, trim down one’s life to so few projects that one can add another project or two and stay sane. There’s a sweet […]

…or Indifferent

Now that I have comments, I want to write something. So, inevitably, I’m tempted to write about writing comments. Heh. I added comments because I honestly want to hear from you all. I want us all to chat. Though I don’t know how I’ll be able to participate, because I’m exhausted. I’ve re-committed myself to doing a lot of work at work, so I’ve been busier in the last few days than […]

A Monk with Heavy Thoughts

I’ve been reading a book titled Wisdom Tales From Around The World. I’ve heard this particular story before, but it always makes me think. So, I’d like to share it with you all (slightly changed): As two Zen monks walked along a muddy, rain-drenched road, they came upon a lovely woman attempting to cross a large mud puddle. The elder monk stopped beside the woman, […]

The Problem with Over-Thinking

Flexibility can turn into “openness” which can turn into inflexibility. Witness this quote from a roommate advertisement on CraigsList: “I’m very open-minded and don’t want to live with anyone who is not.” Comments: Anonymous :o) Thanks for the opportunity to comment! Trying to figure out over-thinking and it’s giving me a headache. :oD Anonymous Wow. When you say very soon now you really do mean […]

Sorry, Peter

One of the keys to self-improvement is to be able to recognize when your own personal little world is changing due to outside influences. We each have hobbies and markets that we’re involved in, and over time they’re impacted by technology and public opinion. We have to recognize these changes and act on them. Consider “Old Media”—TV, newspapers, radio, etc. Peter Chermin, president and COO of News Corporation, wrote a glowing […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

I’ve now uploaded the pictures I took while vacationing with Brennen last weekend.

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