Monthly Archives: February 2010

Keeping Quiet Can Keep You Out of the Game

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But what do I really want to do?

I’m in a quandary. The job I’m in, while a step up for me, is not going… it’s just not. Leadership at work is being swapped out, and there’s a full-on political war brewing. The body count is starting to … Continue reading

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Stupid is, as stupid does

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Telling stories

I’ve been coming across a lot of references people are making to telling stories… what stories we tell ourselves, what stories others tell us… what stories we want our lives to embody. Once upon a time, I was big into … Continue reading

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The challenge of civility

If the way you think of things does not feel the same way that others interpret them, what then? If the way you express what you think does not fully register with others, what then? If your outward demeanor and … Continue reading

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Well, I sold my bikes

A number of years back, I bought a couple of really nice bikes — one road bike for the kinds of long trips I used to take, one hybrid that was more for riding on bike trails in the countryside … Continue reading

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Thanks, but I think I’ll pass on the knitting

This is a sort of follow-on to my last post about extreme sports, extreme living, extreme dying.  Apparently, the extreme sports athlete in me is feeling antsy. Maybe it’s the melting snow — where did it all come from, anyway? … Continue reading

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Extreme Sports… Extreme Living… Extreme Dying

I’ve been thinking a lot about extreme sports and TBI, of late. Just this past week, Nodar Kumaritashvili, a Georgian luger, died on the Whistler track in Vancouver during an Olympic training run. I watched a graphic video of it … Continue reading

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Storms come, storms go…

The one storm that never seems to completely go away is the one that rises up in me and riles up in me when I think about how lack of information — simple lack of information — makes life that … Continue reading

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Big week, big meltdown

Oh, my… I had a really big week, this past week, making big changes and lots of progress. And getting so caught up in the excitement, I didn’t rest adequately. And I ended up spending most of the afternoon in … Continue reading

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