Sunday Music: Rationalizing Glitterer’s “Rationale” (While Absolutely Loving This Record)

Seeing Glitterer live in the leadup to this release - I’ve been really excited for it. You know when you can see growth, as an iteration on the past without reiterating the past? That was the vibe. There’s no Title Fight rehashing here, but there is a band again, and most importantly - there’s the … Continue reading Sunday Music: Rationalizing Glitterer’s “Rationale” (While Absolutely Loving This Record)

Saturday Morning Media: Tom Morgan On The Mystery Of Curiosity

Tom Morgan’s presentation, “The Mystery of Curiosity” is a thought, turned into a conversation, aided by research, shaped by more conversations, and finally brought to life as a presentation. I’ve been waiting for him to pull this together for a minute, and by George, he’s got it.  Tom says we’re facing “The Four Horsemen of … Continue reading Saturday Morning Media: Tom Morgan On The Mystery Of Curiosity

Spoiler: The World Is Trying To Break AND Kill You (Hemingway Edition)

Hemingway knows what love is.  As an emotion - the way it changes the meaning of lonely in your gut. How there’s more than one color to it. How love has moods.  As a feeling - the ways it offers courage, or shows up in the courageous act of being in love. How it appears … Continue reading Spoiler: The World Is Trying To Break AND Kill You (Hemingway Edition)

Are They Asking For Advice Or Support?

A person comes to you for help. Maybe they need an ear. Or a friendly shoulder. Professionally or personally. We’ve all been there - so, what do you do? A good starting point is to figure out if they’re looking for advice or support.  Author/therapist Lori Gottlieb distinguishes usefully between the two. As an advice-industry … Continue reading Are They Asking For Advice Or Support?

Can You Be Creative At Any Age?

You can be creative at any age, but it won’t be the same type of creativity.  And that’s a good thing.  Developmentally speaking at least - which brings us to Carl Jung and James Hollis. Inspired by Jung, Hollis says humans have 3 phases of life. Childhood is characterized by magical thinking - where wishes … Continue reading Can You Be Creative At Any Age?

Podcast Of The Week: Jack Handey On Bullseye

Jack Handey declined his first appearance request on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn because he was worried he might sell too many books. Not because he didn’t want the revenue so much. Mostly because he and his wife have been hand boxing and mailing them, and it just wasn't a good time for a flurry of … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Jack Handey On Bullseye

Be Careful What You Wish For (Jed McKenna, Agnes Callard, And Cypress Hill Edition)

“Be careful what you wish for, not because you’ll get it but because you’ll be turned into the thing that can get it.” Jed McKenna Agnes Callard explains the difference between the aspirational and the ambitious. Apply these to McKenna’s “wish” from the quote above. They have everything to do with our identities and the … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For (Jed McKenna, Agnes Callard, And Cypress Hill Edition)

It Wasn’t My Life She Was After (Denis Johnson)

There’s a Denis Johnson quote from Jesus’ Son I think of a lot. Maybe not that much, it’s too dark for even my daily thoughts. But I think of it often enough I wanted to archive it here.  It’s about how scary it is to be vulnerable. How delicate giving someone space for vulnerability is. … Continue reading It Wasn’t My Life She Was After (Denis Johnson)