The following was put together from snippets of a number of lectures I have watched by Jordan Peterson on the topic… https://t.co/mZoOYCDI4P (2 days ago)

“See… that right there… is what it’s all about. Laboring in obscurity. Starving and struggling. The man who embraces his mediocre nothingness… shines greater… than any.”

Keanu Reeves

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Jan
15

Refuse to Play it Safe. Live Dangerously, Live Lovingly. – Tom Robbins

The following is the long-lost 1974 commencement speech given by the great Tom Robbins, one of the funniest writers of our time and author of my all time favorite book Still Life With Woodpecker.   I am often asked whether there is life after death. Certainly, there is. There is also death after life, and […]

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Feb
6

There’s a boat that is leaving soon for New York

(originally posted 4/26/2012)   Sometimes you’re asked to do a favor for someone and it ends up not only being no big deal but you end up enjoying yourself. This is not one of those cases. So it was I found myself seated in a suburban high school auditorium to watch an all-white all-teen cast […]

Feb
5

the ball washer

(originally posted 6/26/2014)   Travel always seems to leave me feeling a bit out of sorts. Checking into a hotel that had the word ‘value’ in the name didn’t help. On the way to my room I walked through an odor that reminded me somehow of the final apocalyptic throwdown between good and evil if, […]

Feb
4

Why You Need Art in Your Life – Jordan Peterson

(The following was put together from snippets of a number of lectures I have watched by Jordan Peterson on the topic of art. I believe writing shares a number of similarities with painting so I’m always moved and inspired when exceptionally articulate people try and explain why so many of us spend so much of […]

Feb
3

oral fixations

(originally posted 9/23/2014)   Sometimes an awkward moment can be the only thing that turns an ordinary conversation into honesty. Maybe we all have some clandestine respect for fate and in the end that’s what makes us decide, consciously or otherwise, to let people into our worlds. It wasn’t as if we hadn’t been getting […]

Feb
2

COVID-19 Update: the realtor

(originally posted 8/8/2020)   She knew she was violating about a dozen oaths she’d sworn as a realtor, to protect her client’s privacy and such, but the picture that greeted her on the wall in the hall of the cute split-level had really set off an emotional wild goose chase and once she had the […]

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