Is what you’re doing crazy enough?

My old uncle was a phenomenally successful real estate developer and architect.Entirely self-taught. I think he did a few university-level courses, but just enough to learn what he needed to know, then he went back to whatever project he was working on.Due to some unfortunate family politics, I didn’t get to mix it up with […]

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Do you know how to have a conversation?

How you answer that question depends entirely on your purpose in the conversation. The purpose of a LOT of conversations I eavesdrop on . . .  is emotional reassurance. Tell me I’m OK. Somebody PLE-E-E-EASE tell me I’m OK. I feel frantic. I can’t cope with life if I’m all alone. Quiet desperation. (Thanks, Mr Thoreau.) The conversation makes […]

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Self-imposed isolation: Prison or Freedom?

There are two ways to look at a period of isolation from other people. (Be it self-imposed or otherwise.) You can look at it as a hardship.  Torture.  Something to be endured. You can’t wait to see the end of it. OR . . . . . You can it as an opportunity for reflection. And for reinvention. A chance […]

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How YOU could become my guru

(This isn’t actually an invitation to become my new guru . . . . .  Then again . . . .  maybe it is . . . . . ) Unless you’re not totally human . . . . .  . . . . and even then . . . . . (I’d want to check […]

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