Category Archives: Freedom

What if I Don’t Take the Road Less Travelled?

What if I don’t take the road less travelled? Will that make all the difference? What if I stay on the road most travelled? There’s obviously advantages to staying on the road most travelled otherwise there wouldn’t be all these … Continue reading

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Be Happy: Stop Feeding the Furnaces of Industry

More, more, more. Ah, the superimposing of contentment onto possessions. There’s a social disease for you. It’s like an insatiability. A vicious (and perhaps viscous) unfulfilling loop where we mindlessly feed our hard earned rewards back into the furnaces of … Continue reading

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Having Faith in Your Choices: The Options Paradox

“I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost Not bad words to live by I suppose, but I get the idea somehow that this leads us to believe there is some … Continue reading

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An Apology to the Bees

An apology to the Bees for whom I planted the wild flowers, The barrage of colors intended to seduce you into the yard, Lure you with scents and promises of more, A pollenic paradise beyond the floral gate. Tomatoes and … Continue reading

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What if I Didn’t Care?

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What if I didn’t care?  Seems like an odd thought to begin with. Yet the other day while researching a subject I thought, What if I didn’t care? Would I be researching…

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The Virtues of Digging into the Unknown

Like a curious child who must ask his mother To let him go into the world, you must give Yourself permission to go into the dark. Do not waver, do not wait for Your eyes will acclimate to the dark. … Continue reading

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Finding an “Ism” that I can Live For

I guess I’m all obsessed with “isms” recently.  Just got done going off about perfectionism.  And yesterday I was thinking about purism. You don’t hear much about Purists now days though. When I was younger I was always hearing people … Continue reading

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Musings on Crumbs

Crumbs on the table. I see them there but do not care. A little dirt is no deterrent, Creates no desire to turn away. The world’s too clean by far. Antiseptic and bare Are not the ways of Nature. Man-made … Continue reading

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Expectations: Perfectionism’s Evil Child

I am the opposite of a perfectionist. That is undoubtedly true. What am I then? Apparently if you’re not a perfectionist you’re a rebel.  I found this out by searching for antonyms of perfectionism. Here’s a list of some of … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Platitudes: Finding Something Useful in Inspirational Quotes

Platitudes and inspirational quotes crowd the Interweb in forms of memes, postings or life hacks. While all posted with good intention, from a usability perspective I’v always thought they were pretty useless. I thought I would go off on just … Continue reading

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