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ten ways to be a good “friend”

July 4, 2007


This is a cool article from Valleywag on how to manage your online “official” relationships, ie your LiveJournal flist, your Friendster/MySpace friends list, LinkedIn connections, etc. It’s a different world from meatspace, and you can’t simply transfer rules from here to there. You’ll find yourself importuned by many, many strangers and you need to develop […]

99 lessons learned by leaving

July 2, 2007


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 gift of desperation

June 20, 2007


This is heartlessly stolen from the late Caroline Knapp‘s brilliant and beautiful book on alcoholism, Drinking, A Love Story. (ebook for purchase here; sample chapter here). Whether or not you’re an alcoholic, you’re a human being and this book is a work of art and a work of true insight into human nature. It is […]

Carlos Casteneda on following your path

June 12, 2007


A man of knowledge chooses a path with heart and follows it; and then he looks and rejoices and laughs; and then he sees and knows. He knows that his life will be over altogether too soon; he knows that he, as well as everybody else, is not going anywhere; he knows, because he sees, […]

bob dylan on the cycle of life

June 11, 2007


  He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

rilke: relationships and distance

June 7, 2007


Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. Rainer Maria Rilke relationships wikipage :: :: :: :: […]

who is ‘us?’

May 30, 2007


Now here’s someone you generally don’t hear a lot from in self-help circles: MTV and Entertainment Tonight television personality Vanessa Minnillo. If this is the kind of sense she usually makes, I wouldn’t mind hearing more from her (which is a lesson to those of us with tendencies to write off television-presenting former beauty queens). from the March, 2006 […]

quote: the caveman of bondi on personal freedom

May 22, 2007


  cross-posted to raincoaster “If you remove yourself to the extremity of land’s end and that’s still not good enough, and people come down and deliberately stir you up and tell you that you are taking up too much room in Australia, where would you go? What would you do? Anytime Australia, or the Establishment, […]

the whole wide world wide web, put in perspective

May 21, 2007


  This is a classic of the internets. In cyberyears it’s about coeval with the earliest life forms, and all online life as we know it has descended from that root. This explains a great deal. The Perfect Artistic Website is indeed a perfect artistic website, but it’s even better as a sort of etch-a-sketch for […]

the F word: a post for kids and parents

May 18, 2007


This is a guest post from judyb12 at the tween-oriented chicablog. Kids quite naturally think about the big issues as easily as they think about the small issues, and it’s never too early to introduce them to feminism, which is in its purest form a straightforward anti-bigotry movement. It’s a great topic for parents to […]

maslow’s hierarchy of needs: a benchmark

May 17, 2007


Found via a loopy stagger around and off sulz‘s blog. Cross-posted from raincoaster. As always with our Benchmarks, we suggest that you copy the results of your test and post them in your blog for self-knowledge and future comparison. We’re all evolving, and it’s a huge boost to recognize just how far you may have come since […]