The Dark Night of The Soul

When I was a teenager, the one thing I dreaded (or feared) the most was leaving behind childhood friends in Southern California and starting a new life in, holy @#$%, the real South. Georgia, the Peachtree State, to be specific. My step-mother offered me a way out — a way to say “Sayonara” to some […]

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The Big (“Poor Me”) Gamble

I didn’t set out with a desire to create a post about a topic so dispiriting — so head-shakingly disgusting — to start off the week. Nope, actually… instead, Heather and I were thinking about creating a poll around the very inspiring subject of “money multiplication” — as in, growing the digital ‘fiat’ cash in […]

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Winners… and… 7 Steps To Freedom

We’d venture to guess that a small portion of our readers glanced at this blog’s title and thought we said “Whiners” — we wouldn’t blame them, either, if that’s the word they saw. After all, we could pass along at least five head-shaking stories a week of people in the news, our local town, and […]

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The Erosion of Free Thought?

♦  ♦  ♦ As you know by now, we do our part (it’s a pleasure, really) to provoke thought… often, more by sharing the absurdities of life rather than the gloss-covered mind-tricks and media-fed ideologies that you’re exposed to every day. Our stance is simple: the more honest, open, and accepting you are to what […]

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Reach For The Stars, Or Stay in a Rut

We like watching America’s Got Talent because it showcases people who are dedicated to grooming their gifts, giving value to the world, and trying to achieve what they want to do. It’s easy to say you want something… but much harder to follow through. And as a goalsetting expert we once interviewed said, “Behavior doesn’t […]

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How Not To Fool Yourself (Or, Your Ghost)

INTRODUCTION — “Okay, let’s call it a day… this Vodka shot, while too wimpy to knock me out cold, still hit the spot. Just enough to take some edge off.” Heather was half-listening, half-immersed in the thought of having one more. After all, it’s not often we break out the Svedka to celebrate. Most of […]

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“Hey Monkey Brain!”

Usually when you hear somebody refer to a “monkey mind”, it’s from a Buddhist term meaning “unsettled, restless, capricious, whimsical, fanciful, inconstant, confused, indecisive, and/or uncontrollable”. People often wrestle with their monkey mind when taking on new practices such as yoga or meditation, which require the mind to be still… something that can feel quite […]

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