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a little motivational mood music

July 31, 2007

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Because sometimes you just need Elvis to give you a little bit of a kick in the ass. And here he is! Hail the King! No lyrics this time, because quite frankly they’re not the best thing about this song. Man, that was another age: a sexist, hound-doggin’ age. But Elvis is still The King! […]

diary of a (hard) liver

July 26, 2007

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Here’s an intriguing article from the Times of London, the alcohol diary of a columnist who thought: Oh hey, I’m getting on, maybe I should start cutting down, just in case, you know. Then he found out how much he really had been drinking, day in and day out. Not a pretty picture: I had […]

vacate the premises

July 25, 2007

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Have we all heard enough from the self-proclaimed workforce martyrs who whine about how the company cannot possibly spare them for a four-day weekend once a decade? It’s great to love what you do; it’s not so great to be scared to turn your back on it. That does not speak of confidence, y’all. And […]

five rules for intellectuals

July 11, 2007

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cross-posted from raincoaster Not that we pay any attention to rules in the first place, but we’ve got to start with some kind of thesis statement before we can argue about it, right? So here are five pieces of advice for intellectuals from steve fuller‘s book the intellectual, and yes, the lowercase is his, or […]

workaholic? moi?

July 6, 2007

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Who’s a workaholic? It certainly wouldn’t be me, nor you…would it? Ha! Remember the Eighties, where you were supposed to be a proud workaholic, in your little blue suit and tie? That was back before we got lives. Or brains, I think. Now it’s more fashionable to have a balanced life, and thank god for […]

podcast: a map of awakening: the five spiritual faculties

July 3, 2007

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These are the five Buddhist spiritual precepts, explained and expanded upon by Diana Winston, from the excellent collection at DharmaSeed. These principles, as with much of Buddhist practice, can be used by anyone, Buddhist or not. These are paradigms that are universal: you can look at your life, analyze it according to these principles, and […]

99 lessons learned by leaving

July 2, 2007

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Here’s some good food for thought from Edith Yeung (whom I found via sports blog WithMalice: she’s listed 99 things she’s learned by leaving the corporate life. Bear with the typos (god knows we’ve all made typso!) because there’s real wisdom here under an imperfect facade. Actually, the time it takes to sit down and […]

the asparagus test

June 28, 2007

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Sometimes it’s hard for us to know when something that used to be a harmless habit is sliding gradually into the area of becoming a real problem. This simple test from Caroline Knapp’s book Drinking, A Love Story, can help you decide if you need to take action and change a few things. She tells […]

take a hike

June 25, 2007

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Stuck in a rut and can’t think your way out? Sometimes the least intellectual route is the most productive one, and when it comes to the ability of moderate exercise to stimulate the brain, the results are in. Hey, we knew this before we invented Science, really. It’s one reason that pilgrimages were so essential […]

teddy roosevelt on achievement

June 25, 2007

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“It is not the critic who counts: not the woman who points out how the strong woman stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the woman who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs […]

to boldly go

June 21, 2007

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and to boldly do, too. The quality of boldness is not one that is celebrated anywhere this side of Donald Trump’s ego, but it is a quality which is essential to changing your life. If you don’t dare, if you don’t try, who will? Whose job is it, anyway? That would be you. And who […]