In Which I Don’t Actually Talk About Food

So, I signed up for a sort of spiritual blogging bootcamp, in which they send you a topic every day, so that you can write about it.  And I got my topic this morning, and it’s now the middle of the afternoon, and I still have not written my blog.  My topic is Food.  Or,…

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Totally Don’t Need This. And Yet.

On my Facebook feed this morning, I found this gem, posted by a friend:   It is an Airstream Trailer.  And if you go to this link, you can see all its details, including its hardwood floors, its handcrafted wooden cabinets, its lovely textiles, its clawfoot tub.  It sells for $50,000, if you want to…

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Creativity and Money. Balancing Act.

The latest from Marie Forleo is all about how to balance being an artist — any kind of artist — with needing to make a living.  Refreshingly, it’s NOT about finding a good day job and making art on the side; it’s about balancing creativity and true vision with what customers want.  Sane and grounded. …

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Teddy Now Scheduled for Surgery; House Getting Further Packed Up

We’ve given the go-ahead to the English Teddy Bear Surgeon, who is going to patch up Teddy’s ancient sheepskin so that his stuffing isn’t coming out of his head.  Dr. Dave (the Teddy Bear Surgeon), says that it’s not moths that got to Teddy — it’s sheer old age.  This makes me feel so much…

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Becoming an Expert. One Day at at Time.

Over at Study Hacks, which if you read this blog often, you know I both adore and argue with often, Cal Newport is talking about his strong belief (and I’m with him here) that to become successful, we need expertise. He got started on this, this time (he addresses this a lot) in thinking about…

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Secrets and Keeping Silence

It’s been a week all about secrets, for me.  First off, we listened in coven to a story from Diana’s Grove Mystery School, which included Cynthea’s brilliant work on secrets:  “The sin that haunts a secret,” she writes, “is not found in the desire for private sharing or the need to keep a confidence held tight.  The sin that…

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On Not Being Productive

  I’ve started taking an online course from Pace and Kylie,  called “Peaceful Productivity.”  I love Pace and Kylie’s work; they’re funny and smart and loving and Full Of Good Ideas. So one of the first Good Ideas in the Peaceful Productivity course is to live through an hour of UNproductivity.  And Pace and Kylie will be…

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It’s Raining

We woke up this morning to the sound of alarms on all the iPhones, alarming us with the news that we should watch out for the flash floods. EJ said he wouldn’t have minded the alarms if they hadn’t gone off so early. I said that it would be sorta useless to get alarms later,…

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