In the name of Airplane Karma
About to take a trip and brave the holiday crowds, and if only I had access to a high-speed copier! I’d print this and leave as my airport reading-to-share… Seen in an older issue of O Magazine’s advice column: Q: When you’re getting on a plane, is it okay to put your carry-on in the overhead compartment near the front of the plane so it’s easier to disembark?...
When you look back on a lifetime and think of what has been given to the world...– Stanley Kunitz A quote to happen-upon and soak in as Thanksgiving approaches; “think of your art.”
The sterner part of me, the part that’s determined to be nobody’s...– Michael Cunningham, when interviewed about his faith by Antonio Monda in Do You Believe? Conversations on God and Religion (Vintage)
The commitment to morality, or non-harming, is a source of tremendous strength,...– Joseph Goldstein, in A Heart Full of Peace (Wisdom Publications) Note to Self: Make Peace.
Be careful how you judge others… We tend to judge others based on their...– Stephen Covey in The Speed of Trust (Free Press)
The simple act of scrutiny—- asking, ‘Does this serve me or does...– From The Power of Self-Coaching (Wiley) by Joseph Luciani
“ten rules for maker” from Wired's Chris Anderson... →
#1 Make a profit. #2 It takes lots of cash to stay in stock. #3 Buy smart. #4 Basic business rules still apply. #5 You get no leeway for being a maker. #6 Be as open as you can. #7 Create a community to support and enhance your products. #8 Design for manufacturability. #9 Marketing is your job. #10 Your second most important relationship is with your package carrier. Full list.
Craft/tool station with wall organizer -... →
I want this… especially now with the holidays coming and my gift-wrapping stuff needing a pretty (or unique) reason to stay near our dining room table. This project is what Elizabeth would call “finding crap on the curb and making something fabulous.” I found this mint green railing (from a crib? shelves?) in a pile of debris. Add galvanized wall pocket planters (on clearance at Jo-Ann...
Holiday Heaven →
Talking Story: On my our To Do list: Thanksgiving theming of everything Family Food Gratitude Repeat all, mix and stir until ma‘alahi happy [Ma‘alahi is the peaceful calm of contentment]
Filling in the blanks
When I was a kid I wanted to be a ___________________. But life kind of got in the way and I grew up and became a __________________. So when I retire I’m going to do what I always wanted to do and ___________________. Then I’ll ___________________. But first I want to jump on a plane and see ________________, and pretend I’m ________________, even if for a little while. I think...
Past Me and Future Me →
Another provocative short from Julien Smith. Would you describe your past self, present self, and future self the way he does? It’s an interesting journaling exercise to try, and DO include your answer to his final question - which of your selves is making most of your decisions these days, and should that self be the one you’re trusting to do so?
Have Faith (But Not in Yourself) | My Escape... →
A feast of productivity-advice type links in a short posting by Julien Smith. He makes the point we’ve talked about in the past about having a trusted system, and the smaller the better - smaller in that you know exactly where to go next, and you do!
Veronica Roth: Not Writing, or Why Your Brain Is... →
From this comes my new favorite phrase (and answer to “what’s up with you lately?”): Days of absorption.