Self-Centered Generosity

Is there another term for self-centered generosity? I would define this as giving for the sole purpose of fulfilling a narrative in your mind with no concern for the wants and needs of the recipient. Imagine someone who gifts golf balls, golf clubs, golf shoes, etc to someone who doesn’t play golf or to someone…

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Story Block Cards

I had two ideas earlier and they seemed to have collided: collect small piece for stories like characters, character traits, descriptions, scenes, situations, stories ideas, object, etc use index cards for note I think putting these story blocks onto cards will work better than putting them in a notebook or into a program of some…

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Keeping a Reading Journal

I’m taking up a new notebook—a second notebook that it. As it strikes me that I should maintain one place for thinking (which is my normal journal) and a reading notebook. The reading notebook is a companion to the books that I read because I’m tired of reading books, and discovering months later that I…

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Body Kinks and Jogging Fears

I slept without a pillow last night. I know it sounds crazy but I had a theory about why I wake up most days feeling like someone had been hitting me with a baseball bat all night. It has to do with the memory foam pad on top on my mattress. The way I see…

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Newsletters aren’t the Answer

I’m really finding twitter to be a useful tool for not only exposing myself to quality thought but for developing it. I hope I can get to a point where I have engaged, quality followers so that I can receive some input while in the creative phase. But, should I worry about investing a significant…

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The New Age of Radio?

The first podcast I ever attempted to make was a music podcast. It was seven or eight years ago and my life at the time was completely centered around music. I was reading magazines, and blogs, and buying books like “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die” and “Fear of Music: The 261 Greatest Albums…

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When to Tweet and When to Blog

I know when I find myself googling something like “When to Tweet & When to Blog” I’m really hoping someone else has solved my problems and written about it. No such luck. Am I shorting myself by limiting some thoughts to a tweet? Or am I inflating myself by trying to stretch them into a…

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Voice Assistant Tweetstorm

I’m also not sure I understand all the constant complaining about Siri on The Accidental Tech Podcast. It’s something that I literally spend no time thinking about. Does anyone actually give a shit about voice assistants? Voice assistants are an interim solution. They aren’t the future of controlling devices. Too many privacy problems. And I…

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Bad Endings

In the past year HBO ended two of its most successful shows, Games of Thrones & Silicon Valley. Neither of these endings were very well received. But endings are rarely the problem, usually the issue arises much sooner, and in the case of these two shows I think the issues were issues of lost identity rather than issues of conclusion.…

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Walking Through an Explosion: An Ode to Wandering

Sometimes life tosses you a hand-grenade and, if you’re lucky, it fragments and shreds all of the paper mâché you’ve propped up as walls. I take a long walk every day (it’s one of the newest pleasures I’ve discovered about being self-employed.) I walk without headphones — just me, the dog, and the world around…

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