“It’s been good knowing you, Mike. Now you have to leave.” It had been over a week since we left El Paso in their old, beat-up, converted school bus. I kind of knew Kim and Kim – yea, a married couple with the same first name. They said, since they had room on their trip … Read moreOnto the Bus
Sometimes it sucks. It just does. No matter how hard you try to keep your fecal matter in one pile it just does not want to stay put. Each plan gets derailed. Creative juices run dry. Goals get stalled. Tempers flare. Yeah, it sucks. I admit that I don’t handle it as well as I’d … Read moreSometimes things suck. Here’s what to do about it.
When you’re a kid, small, even insignificant, things can teach you to dial it back and play it safe. We were poor Not dirt poor, not sharecropper poor, but we didn’t have much money. My father had been gone a long time, my now-single mother, and her mother, and my older brother were now my … Read moreStop Dialing It Back
A lot of people struggle with getting meaningful things done, not so much from a lack of effort as from a lack of intentional design in their life. I recently heard Seth Godin describing the work habits of Neil Gaiman. Gaiman is wicked creative, but he has learned that, if he allows himself to work … Read moreDoing Important Work
There are no small upsets. They are all equally disturbing to my peace of mind. ~ A Course In Miracles When you miss your goals hugely there can be a great temptation to sink to the ground in defeat. Every voice that ever whispered “failure” into your ear suddenly reasserts itself in some diabolical plot … Read moreNo Small Upsets