Inspiration

New Year’s Resolutions – 2013

These are really more goals than resolutions; they are things I’d like to make priorities to focus my energy and money on. If I don’t get them done, it’s cool; this is a big pile of ambitious. But these are all areas I want to make progress in for the coming year. 750 words a

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2012 Resolutions Check In – January

It’s not quite the end of January, but I thought I’d check in a bit early on my year’s goals because next weekend promises to be chaotic both “internally” (meaning: with my own writing plans) and “externally” (meaning: with the Super Bowl going on in the city and whatnot). So how am I doing? 1)

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2012

A bit past the first of the year, but I had to spend some time working out what I want to do, and that took some time. This year I have three resolutions: 1) Follow the 12 month writing resolutions plan that I wrote about previously. 2) Keep up with rowing in the new year.

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Produce as much as you consume project

In the spirit of this article I linked to the other day on Jimiyo, And a challenge from the unmarketing blog on twitter: “For one day this week, stop consuming info and create something.” I’m going to try to set aside at least one day a week, (Saturdays) and possibly two (Wednesdays) in which I

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Ringing out 2010

Yesterday we had a mini earthquake here in Indiana and this time I actually felt it, because I was still lying in bed like a lazy person on vacation, because I was a lazy person on vacation. It felt like a harbinger, a bellwether. I have been significantly lackadaisical lately about nearly everything except work.

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What motivates me

I’m not motivated by a bunch of platitudes about “finding the edge” and “exploiting your potential.” I’m not motivated by people who engage in competitive behavior with people they should be collaborating with. I’m not motivated by people who rest on their laurels and do the bare minimum to get by, or people who spend

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2009

Eight days into the new year, and I’m finally getting around to making some resolutions. So I’m already off to a great start! Woo Hoo! This should be great. 1) I need to get physically fit. I need to be stronger, more flexible and have better balance and stamina. The photography hobby I’ve taken up

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2007

I have this trouble where I try very hard not to do something — drop a screw, tip over a paint can, upend a box of packing peanuts — and whatever I’m working so hard to avoid is exactly what I end up doing, because I’m trying way too hard. That same self-defeating thing happens

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2006

I promise in 2006 not to start an unnecessary war based on a lie with insufficient troops to whom after three years of fighting I still haven’t given enough body armor or a plan for victory. Just kidding. I’m totally going to do that. Here are my real resolutions: 1. MORE GAY SEX IN 2006.

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Pallas Athena

The Goddess of Wisdom and Battle, the future patron of Greece’s golden city of Athens, and arguably the most important figure in the Greek pantheon, was born.

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Saint Joan of Arc

Saint Joan was one of my favorite childhood heroines; a teenage girl who lead the French army to victory against the British in the early 1400’s, inspired by heavenly voices.

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