Day in and day out, the mainstream media provides evidence for the need for radically different approaches and solutions. Whether we’re hearing about the next “storm of the century” that some say is linked to our own behavior, the political stalemate in the U.S., the financial system that keeps failing most people or the expensive health-care structures that don’t truly heal, the need for change is everywhere apparent. Not just change. Fundamental change.
As you get older, your dreams dissipate. What seemed within your reach keeps getting further and further away. In high school everybody’s in your business, graduate and suddenly nobody cares. You’re on your own. The only thing keeping you going is your gumption. You can go to work for the man, enter a hierarchy barely different from school, but there’s no club for artists, no game… You’re creating your own.
One good friend once told me “A good rule of thumb is to only break one law at a time.” You can maximize your fun and minimize risk if you do.
Just after sunset on October 20 the Red Planet Mars and the Red Star Antares will be close neighbors in the Southwestern sky.
Always be looking. (Notice the Ground Beneath Your Feet.)
Consider Everything Alive & Animate.
Everything is Interesting. Look Closer
Alter Your Course Often.
Observe For Long Durations (and short one)
Notice The Stories going On Around You.
Notice Patterns. Make Connections
Document Your Findings (field notes) in A Variey of Ways.
Create a Personal Dialogue with Your Environment. Talk to It
Trace Things Back to Their Origins
Use All of the Senses In Your Investigations.
Social networking is not about driving momentary sales but creating a relationship. Advertisers…. This is your role. To be available and in touch with your audience/consumers each and every day. To be a land mine that someone can step on if they suddenly hear about you. Think how you discover something and immediately research it. Google is the most powerful force in marketing, not radio, TV, or print. You want to be number one in the search results and you want a plethora of information so that when someone decides to check you out they can find out your “information”. You should be thrilled that someone cares about you. Your door should be open. Making it hard to enter your front door is trying to sell through a locked entrance.
The opposite of play is not what is serious but what is real.
Writing is a little door Some fantasies, like big pieces of furniture, won’t come through. (I’m having a little door day…..)
The opposite of play is not what is serious but what is real
First and foremost, does that person show up? Can you count on them? To do the right thing, not only with you but as your representative out in the world?
Fantastic sex won’t mean much if your spouse can’t balance his or her checkbook. If he or she constantly overdraws, incurring thousands of dollars in bank fees every year, never mind angering local merchants and friends.
A great conversation is wonderful, but if your spouse never calls to say he or she is late, never practices common courtesy, you’ll be tearing your hair out.
And if you just got that big promotion at work, had a thrilling victory and your significant other just doesn’t care, you’re going to be very unhappy.
If you’re lucky, you make no mistakes. But this is extremely rare, based on the divorce rate, never mind the unhappy couples who stay together.
And speaking of staying together… That’s another trait you want to look for in a spouse, perseverance. Breakups are never mutual. Anybody who tells you otherwise is lying. And it’s one thing if it’s just a fling, but if you’re married, if you got up in front of God and country and said “I do.” you hope your spouse is gonna give it much more than the old college try. You hope the commitment is such that not only will they not step out, but they’ll hang in there through the bad times to get to the good.