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Another Jump Point

Another Jump Point

Be calm. Be just as calm as you can, no matter what.
Remember: The Dunning-Kruger Effect means that you don’t always get the respect that you deserve, but… that’s their problem, not yours, so don’t internalize it.
Keep rereading this and just practice, practice, practice, even if the need for it continues to be infuriating at some level: How to Deal with Impossible People

Autumn Day

Autumn Day

Wandering restless as the leaves. Autumn Day (Herbsttag) Rainer Maria Rilke Lord, it is time. The summer was so great. Let fall your shadow on the sundials, and across the fields let loose the winds. Command the last fruits now to ripen: Give them two more days as from the south, Drive them to completion and chase The final sweetness into heavy wine. Who has no house will not build now Who is alone, alone will stay Will wake and…

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Life Soundtrack Snapshot

Life Soundtrack Snapshot

For historical purposes, here are my current 50 most-played songs on the iPod. A Thousand Years Sting 5:58 All I Have to Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers 2:25 All I Really Want Alanis Morissette 5:25 All This Beauty The Weepies 3:20 Big Wheel Tori Amos 3:18 Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) Concrete Blonde 6:07 Comfort Deb Talan 3:16 Counting Stars Sugarcult 3:38 Daily Living Eldar Djangirov 6:12 Down to Nowhere Thea Gilmore 3:54 Dream of You Mary Fahl 3:44 Drink…

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Skunkness

Skunkness

On my last night in Schaumburg, Illinois, there was a cute little skunk wandering around in the Marriott Suites parking lot. Awwww….

Feeling – and Getting – Older

Feeling – and Getting – Older

I’m really feeling it lately. I’ve gained a few pounds, and I’m having that “GAH” moment when I catch myself in the mirror. It seems to be progressing a little faster than it was before. Putting it in perspective: On one side, it’s only going to get worse, so I may as well start taking good care of myself now and making the most of it. According to this face morphing site, here’s what’s coming… Where’s my vampire communion when…

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