Picolla Morte – Small Deaths and their Lessons

Those who have ever dropped off a kid at a college or had one leave home can understand immediately what I’m talking about.┬á My son has entered his own path, and though will return, is clear that this “spreading their wings” thing is going to continue. I wanted a term that represented what I was…

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Five Women – Three Lessons from NPR’s special on the #metoo Movement – watch out for knuckle-draggers!

┬áToday I listened to an entry on NPR’s┬áThis American┬áLife called Five Women┬áby┬áChana Joffee-Walt, and I thought it was as tragic as it was instructional, and very well done. It’s got the strong language (bleeped out in the linked version), or you can avoid all that and just read my tips below ­čÖé In this episode,…

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Three Tips for Recovering Passion and Purpose in Your Life

At this time of the year, the word ‘overwhelmed’ is heard in every home and crowded store across the land. Holidays that are supposed to bring joy often bring pressure as well. I’ve always thought this busyness to┬ábe unfortunate┬ásince year-end is an excellent time to reflect and check in with your life’s purpose. How can…

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Five Lessons of PAX and Burning Man

My first version of this blog post was to pit PAX West, my favorite conference, versus the simultaneous Burning Man Festival, which I’ve been curious about but unable to attend. Yet this seems distasteful to me now that there has been a suicide there. I have no desire to take down Burning Man, to kick…

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