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Some Thoughts on Power and Control

A friend of mine recently wrote that he was focused on “isolating and removing those elements in my life where others have power over me; financial, emotional, physical, mental, etc.” I responded as follows: It’s pretty much impossible to operate … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

So, this morning, I was writing in my diary on the subway and I thought, “If I were to die, and someone found this book, what would I want them to know?” There are always more options than you realize … Continue reading

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Death Undoes Us

It does.

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Why I Am a Vine Skeptic

Note: I wrote this as a comment on a post over at MarketingProfs, but when I realized I’d written 300+ words, I thought: This is a post in itself! At this point, as much as I’ve had fun with Vine, I’m … Continue reading

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Tinariwen, Paradise, Boston, MA, 10.12.12

A Brief Holiday in Other People’s Misery Before I went to see Tinariwen the other night, I read up on the political situation in Mali and it is pretty grim. A quarter million people have fled the country since January … Continue reading

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Are Men Sociopaths?

I just found out that an acquaintance—a college student— was roofied at a bar several months back. She was not raped but she did pass out, cutting up her face in the process, and awoke in a hospital. It got … Continue reading

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Consensus, Hierarchy and the #Occupy Movement

A friend of mine posted this video on Facebook: It explains the consensus process used by the Occupy Wall Street folks. I lived in a cooperative house in college that relied on this process to make all decisions, so I … Continue reading

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Portal or The 36 Chambers of Death Metal

Death Metal is genre music. Its defining characteristics are complex riffing (with a sometimes equally complex approach to meter), “blast beat” drumming, and vocal stylings that range from deep grunting to “cookie monster” growling to maniacal screaming. Naturally, the lyrical … Continue reading

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My Santana Problem

Fine. I’ll admit it. I like Carlos Santana. Not the resurgent, iPod friendly, Michelle Branch cum Matchbox 20 Santana of several years back, but the Evil Ways-Black Magic Woman -Oye Como Va-Santana of the hippie era. Heck, I even dig … Continue reading

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MarketingProfs Digital Mixer, Here I Come!

I’m off to MarketingProfs’ Digital Mixer in Chicago this morning and I’m practically giddy. Look, I’m a people person and if there is one thing that conferences like this have, it’s people. The bonus is that in this case, I’ve … Continue reading

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