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No one is coming

Everywhere I go these days, I keep hearing about
they
them
those

I’ve said it too. I wish… If only.. how come ….

No one is coming.

Whatever it is in our country, our company, our family that isn’t working
that we complain about
will not change
until we
as individuals
decide to get resourceful
and
not give up.

I asked someone I respect once
the key to a long marriage
he had been married 60 years or something crazy like that.

“Don’t give up on the same day.”

Simple.

So- what if there was a collective moment
where
we all
each
all
were ALL IN.

Despite the fact that
they
them
those
do not understand.

They don’t get it.

They are (whatever label we have applied.)

and we just

Took the absolute responsibility
and
tirelessness
and
strategy
to keep trying.

I’m in.

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Magic with what is

I love the world. I first heard of this artist in 2008 because a friend blogged about him.

Today, I saw a makeshift sculpture that reminded me of the artist I had sort of forgot about.

(I wish I had a picture of the floating piece that was outside the Embarcadero)

I sat outside my son’s school trying to remember the name of the artist so I could follow-up on what I’d seen. Invite him to a program for youth up in Point Bonita.

Coincidentally, I received this video from one of my coworkers.

Weird, now typical serendipity is becoming.

There is so much randomness in our world that plays such a huge part of our ‘outcomes’

So much of our lives is a result of randomness, isn’t it? There is a good book on the subject “The Drunkards Walk.”

Ping me after reading. It really does blow some air in the old garbage bags.

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Genome of a Key and other things

Is there a word for the individual slopes of a key?

?

I suppose that isn’t a clear question.

If I look at a key, there are grooves that are cut to match the grooves in a lock.

Is there a word for that?

If there is, I’d like to know what it is.

What is it called?

Because, today, I think I discovered the (place name here of the name of the groove in a key) of the meaning of life.

Not the ENTIRE meaning of life.. just one of those moments in the total.

I have enjoyed a chuckle with friends for decades on the ‘meaning of life.’

Is it, the period between the last letter of the sentence and the “”

?

or.

Is it the kitty poster from the 70’s with that one delicate paw “hanging in there baby?”

or.

Is it the if you love it set it free… shoot it.. whatever the )@(#*$ the version it is now?

(If you have no idea what I am talking about, un-furrow your brow and ask your mom to explain the references. They are pre-born-in-1975.

or.

Is the meaning of life avoiding the cruelty exposed when we think of footless rabbits everywhere because we just HAD to have that bright blue soft key chain?

or.

Plastic balls on the end of chains SEEMS like a really great idea until someone loses an eye.

For real.

?

I had a conversation today. With someone I immediately admire.

I left thinking about the (Place word here for the groove of a key) of life.

Not the ‘meaning’ of life.. one of the “place word heres” of life.

A component.

It is…

Whatever IT is.
IT is that thing.

THAT thing.
That you haven’t forgiven yourself for.
That one thing.
IT

Will continue to show up in other people.
You will look for it.
That thing.
It will continue to cause you pain.
Until.
You are able to forgive IT:

in you.

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e-mail fail

e-mail is good for

  • logistics
  • flirting
  • video clips
  • distraction

e-mail is not good for

  • emotional complexity
  • conflict
  • increasing understanding
  • running a business
  • staying focused
  • ending a relationship
  • the grammatically challenged

Rome fell because of

  • lead
  • hubris
  • Christianity
  • decadence
  • imperial incompetence
  • the mis-memory of the purpose of a vomitorium

WE will fall
because
of

  • e-mail

Curse you 178 messages in my inbox.

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