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Mad Men: Going Going...

It’s all over but not the debate.  Both commentaries in the New York Times (in Logan Hill’s blog online on 5/18/15 and in Alexandra Stanley’s printed review on 5/19/15) discuss the ending as a clear message that Don Draper is back in the fold, “creating” the iconic Coca Cola ad that ends the show.   964 more words


Mad Men: Person to Person, or A New Day, New Ideas, A New You

There are several tried and true ways to end a beloved TV series.  You can end the “story” of the series, disperse the characters, and send them on with the rest of their lives – the approach taken by “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Office.”  You can project the characters into the future so we can see what will become of them (the so-called American Graffiti approach adopted by Six Feet Under and The Wonder Years).  3,815 more words

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Wednesday Walk-Along in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Let me take you back to November 2008 when I arrived in Carmel-by-the-Sea, in California.

I stayed at The Colonial Terrace, just a short walk from the beach. 363 more words



Spent a week at Esalen attending a workshop with Sally Kempton on Kudalini and meditation. Fiery! An amazing place on the pacific coast south of Big Sur. Highly recommended.

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These are powerful ideas. That’s the problem.

Ioan’s solution: keep dangerous wisdom under wraps of parable and paradox.

Sadly, bad dudes know too much already. 1,053 more words


my fave music monday: Fields of Gold

WOW!!! so I have been on a slight hiatus and my last post was in June 2014…oh dear! I came back from Japan in October and have been through a lot of chaotic transition and figuring out what to do next with my life…but now that things are finally settling down i am back in the blog business!!! 474 more words


Join me in Big Sur, California at Esalen May 8 to 10, 2015

You Were Born to Receive: 7 Steps to a Life of Energy, Passion, and Purpose

Are you better at giving than receiving? Do you know how to help others get what they want but don’t know what you want? 79 more words

Amanda Owen