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Well, what do I know?

I have a confession to make: I don’t know everything. I don’t even know much. I do know a lot about some things, too much about some...

Be nice!

Just be nice! Why is it so hard to just be nice?! (I’m looking at you, Joss Whedon.) I don’t mean to be glib. Joss Whedon’s is just the...

Emotional Pinball

Dammit! I picked up my shattered iPhone off the kitchen floor. I had swept my phone off the counter as I grabbed my lunch in a rush to...

Groundhog Day: Groundhog Day:

“They say we’re young, and we don’t know. We won’t find out until we grow…” Without aging a day, Phil Connors took decades, at least, to...

Enlightenment? Probably not.

Meditation might be a path to enlightenment. To be honest, I don’t really care about that — it’s not why I meditated today and will...

Embracing Discomfort

Mike Birbiglia is terrible at chemistry. That’s probably not surprising, since he’s a comedian not a chemist, but when he was a senior in...

Curiouser and Curiouser

“... attention is a state of openness that assumes there is something new to be seen.” - Jenny Odell, How To Do Nothing: Resisting the...

You’ve Got Focus All Wrong

I should’ve listened to Steve Jobs. I don’t know much about his meditation practice (though he did have a Zen Buddhist mentor, Kobun),...

Accepting help

Like many of us, I’m spending too much time on twitter, so this week’s theme is inspired by a tweet: Me: [Asks for help] Everyone: Here!...