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Writing About People

“If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” – Anne Lamott

This quote made me feel better, it reminded me that I’m in the right. 303 more words


The Long Buddha Shortened: The Supreme Net

This is the first in a series of my distillations of the Long Discourses of the Buddha (the Digha Nikaya), the Buddha’s original teachings shortened for easy reading. 612 more words

Is It Better to Be Tolerant or to Be Right? Leiter on Rorty's Pragmatism and His Reading of Nietzsche

Richard Rorty irritated a lot of people with his defense of an “anti-representationalist” pragmatism. Rorty thought that we should stop asking how reality really is and instead just consider which descriptions of ourselves will serve the project of bringing about a better human future. 5,305 more words

The problem with carrot/stick motivation

On the podcast, Jocko was talking about how negative reinforcement – teaching through punishment of bad behavior – is the worst form of leadership. People will work just hard enough to avoid punishment and that’s it. 611 more words

Tuesday Tarot - Spread Thin

Some days, right? Problem handled.

Yesterdays “wear the tarot” card was the 3 of Pentacles.  The earthy suit, so why does my jewelry piece seem to be dwelling on flying things? 487 more words


The Healthy Way To Stay Angry

I don’t know when I learned the word sublimation but I’ve always had the impression via context that it was a bad thing.

Turns out it’s the best coping mechanism there is. 618 more words


Tarot Sunday Tell-Alls

I am that point in my experiment with tarot meditations and inquiries where I remember why I sometimes put down the cards for years at a time. 830 more words