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Seth Godin

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The Blank.

One of my favorite ponders is how the rest of the world fills in the blank, Life is            . I have a friend who really believes life is simple. Roberto Benigni poignantly reminds us that life is beautiful. Forrest Gump says it’s like a box of chocolates. And the first page of a … Continue reading

The responsibility of words; the challenge of silence.

Do you see people who are quick to speak? There is more hope for fools than for them. -Psalm 29:20 Words are binding. They create promises, expectations, relationships, and reality. They carry the potential to hurt or heal. To delight or disappoint. To shock and surprise. This is true in all facets of life – … Continue reading

Seth Godin does Poetry?

I emailed Seth Godin and asked him to write a poem for the poetry segment of my blog. Just kidding.  But that would be sweet.  However, Seth posted this on his blog today.   I think it is his own unique form of poetry.  Beyond that, there’s really no explanation needed – Insulate yourself… from … Continue reading

Ponderings and Poetry

I remember especially enjoying the poetry unit in my AP English class senior year of high school.  I liked the challenge.  I liked how wise I felt when I gleaned some deeper truth from a poem.  I was intrigued by how an author could use so few words to fill so much space.  I also … Continue reading

The Power of the Project

For no particular reason, in 2010 I decided to give up dessert.  I didn’t eat cookies, candy, chocolate, or sweets of any kind.  Seemingly out of no where I just remember having this sense, this desire, to engage in something hard.  To attempt something for an extended period of time.  I didn’t want it to … Continue reading

Shipping

I think Seth Godin writes about shipping (taking a project from the ideas stage to the delivered stage) more than any other topic. Today marks two weeks of blogging everyday. Seth is right, it’s good to deliver.  It’s good to take an unformed, unfinished idea and hit “publish” even when it doesn’t feel totally ready.  It’s … Continue reading

Two Weeks.

If you’ve spent any time reading my blog or talking to me in person, you’ve probably experienced my deep love for Seth Godin.  He’s an ideas master; a brilliant thinker and writer.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read his blog while sighing a long, heavy sigh at how good it feels to … Continue reading

The Problem with How-to

The movie “How To Train Your Dragon” is great!  While it follows a somewhat predictable cartoon plot line – within a community an unlikely and ill-equipped hero emerges to solve some huge eminent threat (think Finding Nemo, Horton Hears a Who, Up, Shrek, etc. etc.) – the animation is impressive and the story is imaginative … Continue reading

“sinking staleness”

I’m sitting at Panera, drinking hazelnut coffee in my new travel mug, trying to catch up on the last 5 days of emails. It’s been a long time since I wrote something on this blog and it hasn’t been for lack of desire. It’s more so been for lack of ideas and inspiration. I’ve clung … Continue reading

Making a List

A few days ago Seth Godin posted something about making lists.  He asked a series of questions about following a list someone gives you versus creating your own list.  And he talked about the consequences, and potential rewards, of working from a better list.  This got me thinking… My life basically runs on lists.  I … Continue reading

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