Do It For The Thrill

"I am furious at inspiration!"                                                                                         So exclaimed a woman once to …

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Perfect is the Enemy of Done

          “If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.”                                                                                       …

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Failure is the New Black

One, two, three. One, two, three.  The dancers glide across the floor as if floating on air. One, two, three. One, two, three. Intertwining bodies become one, twirling straight into the imagination as they sail across the dance floor, leaving a trail of mouths agape from those watching on the sidelines. This, is perfection in …

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Stuck on a Problem? Here’s an Answer!

Have you ever come across a problem that just seems impossible? Like already walking a thousand miles, only to come across a wall? And not just any wall, but the One Wall to Block Them All. Have you ever been so stuck? So what can you do? You've already tried the conventional way, but there was …

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The Spectacular Now

How many tabs are open on your computer right now? When was the last time you heard complete silence? What are you currently thinking about? If I tried to answer those questions a couple of months ago, my answers would have been: I swear it was just two, but they must have procreated when I wasn't …

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Welcome to the Doldrums

"Hi there, how may I help you?" "Hi, I'd like one kick-in-the-butt, please." "Okay, how would you like that delivered? Hard, medium-hard, soft..?" "I'll take a medium-hard. I was looking pretty good at the beginning of the week, working pretty well, but then things just started slipping, you know?" Embarrassed smile. Gives me a knowing …

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I’m a Workhorse, Not a Racehorse

It is said that youth is wasted on the young, but tell that to Evan Spiegel, co-founder of Snapchat, who at the tender age of 25 is valued at a personal net worth of 2.1 billion dollars this year. And with legions more following in that same direction –according to what our media and society …

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Working for the Muse, not the Man

Well, I did it again. I didn’t go to work. Again. I could have left this part out, hid it like I hid myself from my office. I could have maintained the validity of the positive note that ended my last post, excusing my truancy as just another blip in the road. But this wouldn’t …

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Today is a (No Good, Very Bad) Sick Day.

This is what the conversation in my head sounded like this morning: Me: "I can't come in." [faux coughs] "I'm sick." Also Me: "Boo, you whore!" Mean Girls reference aside, here is the current situation - I have called in a fabricated sick day to my very real boss, me. Now in any given work situation …

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Urgent vs. Important

"The things that are urgent are seldom important and the things that are important are seldom urgent." Accredited to Dwight D. Eisenhower  Easier said than done, Mr. President. Whatever you say about urgent, it looks damn good. Instant satisfaction, you do it and the results are in. No courtship here, just a hey, how you doin', 3 …

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