it’s been three years and seven months

December 7, 2009

Of course the title of my post calls to mind Sinead O’Connor’s song, Nothing Compares 2 U, and while her lyrics are not 100% apropos for my thinking about my own life right now, the poignancy of her song accurately pulls the strings of my heart, on this, the 3 year, 7 month anniversary of [...]

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Identifying the roots of dismay and discontent

August 28, 2009

I have been feeling a lack of happiness for awhile. The very noticing of this is of course an essential first-step towards contending with it. Another vital step is moving from blaming the lack of happiness on an external something or other and moving onward to explore what it is about me that is amiss. [...]

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July 25, 2009

Back when I was teaching improve-your-self-image classes I would expound on how our notions of our selves and others are frequently ill-founded and askew. I would speak of what I had learned about “great” people, and how great people are often plagued by the same fears and doubts as us average folk–we just don’t get [...]

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Lawyers and law and things legal in Lynnwood

May 20, 2009

Sometimes it’s the ugly that shows us the beauty. I am currently in a “battle” with a salesman who is trying to sell my bosses a lawfirm website. Well, actually he has already sold the website. Now he is trying to sell more website. He says that more “content” will get better search results. Of [...]

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Circus Contraption. Good-bye my love.

May 18, 2009

I’ve loved this circus for effin ever. Please catch them before they fold up their tent. Show runs through June 14, 2009. Then, that’s it. Go buy tickets now.

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Wreck This Journal in June

May 11, 2009

If you have any need to shake your creativity loose, you might want to join up with Jamie Ridler’s “The Next Chapter” adventure for June. This month’s book is “Wreck This Journal” by Keri Smith and I am sorely tempted to get my act together to play along. Jamie leads a monthly online “book group” [...]

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Where the heck have I been?

May 9, 2009
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This. This. This is why you haven’t hear a peek from me for a long while. I did a two-week intensive in St. Louis, working at the family business: St. Louis Spring Co. After years of the place almost running itself, it now requires our attention, and a lot of it. The market has changed [...]

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Glimpses from the edge. 8.

April 7, 2009

A streak of Spring is in Seattle. Four full-blown glorious days in a row, and they’re having an effect. Yesterday morning our cherry tree was only in bud. At 6 p.m. it was in blossom. The tree is a treasure–a span of 45 feet and still growing. When it is in full-bloom and a complete [...]

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my venus needs some mars

November 27, 2008

My astrologer advises me that the state of my heavens is such that, ” the masculine seems blocked or absent or disappearing . . .” He goes on to encourage me to find that masculine IN myself, but I must confess I’ve been cheating in that regard. Oh. Maybe not cheating, maybe I am just [...]

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80 degrees in the shade

November 20, 2008

Today started out pretty splendid, once I woke. Breakfast on the beach, a wee swim in the ocean, and dawdling until the parade started (wish I could post pictures from here. later with those). And then I went to the office to pull some cash from the safe and then I was headed up into [...]

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