The imagined victim

There’s a certain type of person these days who exists to be a victim. They see oppression in everything and everyone. They’re masters at innuendo and they know the justice system of public opinion deems you guilty unless proven innocent. They profit through ostentatious “grieving” and character assassination. Avoid them.

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A month of newspaper blackout poetry

I challenged myself this past month to create a month’s worth of newspaper blackout poems, which are poems made by redacting newspapers with a permanent marker. I’d never done a blackout poem before and as I noted in the first post, my creative muscles had atrophied a good deal over the past few years. It was […]

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30-day challenge ideas

It’s a new month tomorrow. That means you’ve got roughly 30 new days ahead of you, the perfect time in which complete a 30-day challenge for something meaningful that you’ve been putting off. In other words, a time to answer this question for yourself: do I want to “be” or do I want to “do?” This […]

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Redacted

Like newspaper blackout poetry, life too is often more about what you take away than what you add. In dieting, for example, it’s better to remove sugar, vegetable oil, and grains before you focus on introducing other foods. Similarly, Tim Ferriss recommends negative visualization as a tool as valuable or more valuable than positive visualization. […]

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You’ll have to work

My work with Praxis puts me in touch daily with young people at the beginnings of their careers. The hardest lesson they have to learn? Nobody cares about your wants. Your friends don’t. Your colleagues don’t. Nothing you think or say can help you cheat reality. You’ll just have to work.

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