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Road Trip Day 11: Finally some kiting

I finally used the kite gear I’ve dragged one thousand one hundred and two miles. As eager as I was to actually use the gear I’ve been dragging in and out of hotel rooms and my car you’d think I’d have gotten out on the water quicker. This is the first time I’ve kited a […]

Road Trip Day 3: Panoramas & Paranoias

For the full 700+ miles I’ve traveled I’ve continued my experiment of no auditory input and treating driving as a mediation practice. I’m getting better at letting the thoughts about things I can’t do anything abut at that moment go. Barreling down Oregon mountain highways at 65 miles per hour, there’s not much you can […]

Hell’s IT Department

I’m fairly convinced that bad UI design proof that Hell is real and that the demon hordes have pivoted  — shifting from lurking in dark corners to pick us off one soul at a time to utilizing technology to torment humanity and to corrode our souls with a slow, steady drip of frustration & irritation. Giving […]

Incompatible States

Red and blue are primary colors. They are incompatible states. So are love and hurt. Love does not hurt. If it hurts it’s not love. Period. People who love us can end up hurting us. Sometimes our emotional luggage smashes into other people’s shins. Welcome to the human experience. But I watch too many people […]

Small Gods and One God

Who creates whom? Do gods create us or do we hold their existence in the palm of our hand with our belief? Today the idea of the Greek and Egyptian Pantheons of gods seems quaint and naive. In it’s time, Judaism’s idea of one god was radical. This idea had been put forth by an […]

Trust Again — It’s Like a Coin Toss

“I’m just a wounded mess of a man who doesn’t trust women.” This quote came from a man I was dating as he confessed he was always expecting every woman to repeat the pattern he experienced with his ex. What if with each new relationship the probability slate is wiped clean again? Talking with a […]

Doggy Facebook

We have email and Facebook posts. Dogs have pmail and fence posts. As the dog and I walk our daily route she stops to sniff what seems like every pillar and post. One day it hit me, this is her Facebook. Our neighborhood has quite a number of dogs and most go for their evening […]

Raccoon Trap

I haven’t tested this on real raccoons so I don’t know how accurate it really is. They say that to catch a raccoon all you have to do is put a shiny object in hole in a log. Make the hole big enough that the coon can get his open hand in and out easily […]

Change Your Password and Change Your Life

You type your password how many times a day? You’re doing it anyway. Here’s a way to make it work double time for you. For years I’ve done a version of this. But this guy got it right. Mauricio Estrella used his computer password as a tool to create change in his life. In summary every […]