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Sometimes You Just Need Caffeine

Struggling to run optimally--creating fulfillment in a culture that values immediacy.

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Alone in the Woods

There's something beautiful and mysterious about being out in nature alone. It can be tranquil and intimidating simultaneously.

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Fight or Flight

People talk about the adrenaline response, fight or flight as it's popularly called. Yet, I've found myself often experiencing something similar without any acute stressor.

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Some Things Take Time

Planning for the year ahead, setting goals, and still struggling to determine what to do with my time on this little blue rock called Earth.

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Missing That New Car Smell

On visiting older relatives as they lose themselves to age and dementia.

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Impressions from the Road

Impressionism explores light, the passage of time, the human journey from life to death. It depicts this journey in vivid color and imagery that has a distorted quality--it isn't high-def.

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The Traveler's Awakening

It's pretty darn hard not to love travel. It is both a system reset and a meditative awakening. It changes you and strips away the extra dirt that collects when you stay fixed in your routines and mindset.

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The Rested Writer

I'm feeling pretty darn good, unbelievably relaxed and quite productive.

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Boston Bound

Writing from a cozy coffee shop in Boston. The first log of this particular voyage.

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Signal Lost

We all have rough days. We go through periods where we just feel worthless, as though we don't have a purpose. We sign-off at 5 or 5:30 or 6PM and trudge home. How do you recharge?

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There and Back Again

While I've been on more recent trips, my 2014 stay in the Netherlands was the most formative time I've spent internationally.

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Snowed In

You may at times find yourself feeling as though you've plateaued in life, or perhaps as though you've reached your destination and don't know what to do with the time you have left. I certainly have.

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As from a Spark

as a phoenix a new form becomes my form/ I metamorphose and expand as the light from a spark

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The Ethics of Krypton

What is it that makes Superman so interesting? We find Ironman nearly as interesting and he made himself more than he was. If there were easier ways to get ahead in life, would it be ethical to use them?

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I Love Fall

Fall is my favorite season.

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Going up?

Sometimes I think we all feel like giving up. I know there have been times when I did. ... I still find myself scared by the scores of people who haven't woken up yet from this disillusioned state.

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Data Integrity vs. Flexibility

Sometimes it can be a struggle to push back when a client asks me to compromise. It can be hard to communicate in a delicate manner that the pain is for their own good. Sometimes I just need to take a breath.

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Bring Them to Church

How can we help and guide our future clients to have a revelation?

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Photophobia

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. - M.W.

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Trying Tao Find The Way

Sometimes the noise is overwhelming. I find myself following a path I can't see, barely able to hear the voice within telling me when to change course to avoid an obstacle still hidden under the surf.

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Hello World, Again

It's been quite some time since I've sat down to type. I've been preoccupied for the past few weeks with starting a new job, getting settled into a new routine, testing old boundaries.

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Starting Anew

Stepping through the door, I find myself missing the familiar "Hello!"s and "Good-morning!"s, I suppose it's to be expected. ... I'm surprised by the energy here.

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