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Buenos Aires at night

Buenos Aires is a city of little surprises, like turning a corner and seeing a milonga, tango social dance, in the middle of the square. People dancing, listening to live music, having a beer with the spring breezes whispering of … Continue reading

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Failure

“Failure isn’t fatal, success in’t final; it’s courage┬áthat counts.” — (generally attributed to) Winston Churchill Failure may not be fatal, but it certainy isn’t fun. And today I reached a failure point. Like most failure points, this one didn’t start … Continue reading

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Giving Myself a 300% Raise

I’ve been postponing writing, getting caught up with other projects (the excuse) and not really knowing what to write about (more honestly). A big part of my block has come from confusion. June was a remarkably successful month– but I … Continue reading

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Life is really, really, really short

I spent a week just feeling that: life is going to be short. Part of it was certainly my birthday: hitting thirty is a rude reminder of aging, and definitely started the thoughts rolling. My life is 1/3 over, and … Continue reading

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Life – an epic journey

I’ve realized that writing in this blog is important. Not for my readers (you three are really great, thanks for reading), but to keep a sense of perspective about what I’m doing. Day to day I’ve found myself wickedly discouraged … Continue reading

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$140 in 12 minutes, 28 seconds

“There’s no such thing as the real world – just a lie you’ve got to rise above” -John Mayer Your world is negotiable. What you perceive as normal will cause the world to conform, if your conviction is strong enough. … Continue reading

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Buying books

I just bought a book on Amazon, the money being automatically withdrawn from my account, causing me  a moment of doubt stemming from several years of always thinking about the expense of a book here and there and what it … Continue reading

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Life is either a grand adventure or nothing

…said a woman both blind and deaf, a woman who became a well-known author. And then Helen Keller became the subject of a pop song. Still, she had a hundred years of less infamous publicity. I reverted to some bad … Continue reading

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New Year…well, relatively new

January was an interesting time, mostly because so many jobs I’d bid came back as positives. That’s good news, except that I had already booked a vacation with my parents for the last two weeks of the month, so there … Continue reading

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Monetary goal met — and passed!

At the beginning of this month I set a goal of grossing $1500 this month with a $1000 minimum and a $2000 stretch goal. I figured $2k would be possible, but unlikely. Well, it has been difficult, there was a … Continue reading

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