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Month: July 2022

DRAGGING YOUR FEET (Un-Seeing Exercise)

DRAGGING YOUR FEET (Un-Seeing Exercise)

I am reading Andrew Santella’s book,  SOON: An Overdue History of Procrastination from Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me.  Again.  This little book is setting off all kinds of firecracker strings in my head. Santella, like me (and maybe you too?), is a self-confessed procrastinator so he’s at least well-practiced in trying to suss out the whats, the whys, and the wherefores of that almost universally censured habit, procrastination.

HAWAII ON A LARK (Memories of Flight)

HAWAII ON A LARK (Memories of Flight)

As you know, if you’ve spent some time rummaging around in this blog, I’ll ask my readers to share a self-made poem that has meaning and mana for them.  I am always surprised and pleased by the work of the people who take the time to respond to this request. This latest lovely is a story-poem by fellow online entrepreneur Donna Holberg (a.k.a. “Deelilah”), a wonderfully down-to-earth storyteller who has lived a lively and adventuresome life. She has, she says,…

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CANCEL THE SEARCH FOR THE ONE TRUE SELF

CANCEL THE SEARCH FOR THE ONE TRUE SELF

Despite assorted life-coach advisories and dictums, I have never actually found the search for and contemplation of my own self particularly interesting.  When you’re adept at making (and living) in stories and poems, searching for your one “true” self seems like a waste of time. Delphic pronouncements about the importance of “knowing thyself” are fine, but then there’s that New Age-y corollary that says you have to also embrace and love that self unconditionally or something.  This last bit is…

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