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life advice from dead people: F. Scott Fitzgerald

August 1, 2007

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Hey, some of them were pretty smart, for dead people. Take F.Scott Fitzgerald here: he wrote what many consider to be the Great American Novel (everyone who doesn’t consider it to be Huck Finn, that is). And he also wrote these very wise little precepts for his daughter, which I borrowed from One Little Detail’s […]

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! […]

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 […]

the frugal indulgent manifesto

July 22, 2007

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It’s easy enough to live it up, given infinite amounts of cash; there are even expensive consultants to ensure you have a good time. It’s much more challenging to get out and enjoy entertainment, nightlife, fine foods, and other indulgences when you’re acutely non-prosperous (“poor”). If these things are to your taste, you will have […]

quiz: do you worry too much?

July 18, 2007

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Your Worry Factor is 43% While you’re not a worrywart, you worry more than you should. Maybe you don’t have enough to keep your mind occupied at times… Or perhaps you’ve trapped yourself into some bad thinking patterns. Try to worry less and enjoy life more. There’s no point thinking about things you can’t change! […]

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 […]

five great lessons

June 29, 2007

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Well, I’ve spent a good hour trying to find out who originally wrote these, and I’m drawing a blank. It appears that this article predates the World Wide Web as we know it, living a Voldemortian half-life in email forward limbo until the first personal web pages were born, whereupon it found its true medium. […]

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 […]

manifestation, intentionality, and evolution: the cybergypsy speaks!

June 20, 2007

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Yesterday I told you about Digital Divide and the laptop they donated to the rtr project (that would be this blog, the wiki, the classes, and all suchlike empowering activities). Today I’d like to put that in perspective and talk about what it means in the context of the universe and all of the esoteric […]

dance to inspire, inspire to dance

June 18, 2007

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This is a great video about how to just get over the rules and restrictions we put on ourselves and enjoy the simple pleasure of dance. It’s both literal and metaphorical, and the vid is studded with inspirational quotes, well worth the watching. Video over the jump, as always. :: :: :: :: :: :: […]