Don’t Give Up Your Power.

You can’t please everyone. You will offend people. People will disagree with you. People will criticize you. This is true whether you care about it or not. There, isn’t that freeing?  Burn bright. Who cares?? Photo by Markus Spiske  Jeff Bezos is widely credited with saying “if you can’t tolerate critics, don’t do anything new or... Continue Reading →

Abolish the status quo!

I move to abolish the status quo! Is this radical? Yes. So what? The co-op I lived in in college did this once, and it was messy. All the rules about everything-- who cooked, how food was ordered, what the jobs were, whether meat was allowed-- were struck. Everything that could be argued about was... Continue Reading →

On Service and Superhero Skills

I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of service lately. It’s come up in a lot of contexts: Public service. Servant leadership. The yogic tradition of seva, or “selfless service”. Military service. Service is about giving to others without needing to receive.  Service is the opposite of greed and self absorption (hmm, why might that be on... Continue Reading →

Active Commuting Update!

I now have two jobs in two different parts of the city. It’s also May, which is a different animal from February. And I’ve been at it a few months, increasing both my comfort and my fitness. Time for a check-in and an update! A little background: I moved from Tucson to Portland in January.... Continue Reading →

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