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It’s T.G.I.M. and I’ll blog if I want to

“Joy is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.’—Jon Krakauer Okay, so I saw this picture. And it reminded me of me. Or at least the me that sometimes pouts, the me that sometimes forgets to look […]

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This CEO donates 100 percent of his profits to projects that address poverty

“I went broke and got fired before I found my calling.” –Hal Taussig Enjoy! One of my favorite posts from the past: Hal Taussig will never make the Forbes list of highest paid CEO’s. It’s not that his Pennsylvania travel company isn’t profitable. Untours, the company he started in 1971 with a $5000 loan, pulls […]

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“Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.”—Nelson Mandela

“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.” Nelson, My Hero, Mandela Two years ago, when visiting Robben Island in South Africa, I bought a replica of Nelson Mandela’s prison bracelet. Engraved with 46664, the number he was assigned during his 27 years of prison there, this bracelet that I wear […]

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“We have been dampened by low expectations for too long.”–Cory Booker

“Momma always said, ‘Jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we will get off the ground.”–Zora Neale Hurston Just when I was about to give up politics completely, I found Cory Booker. I’ve been aware of this freshman senator from New Jersey for some time, but I’d never […]

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“Love is present everywhere, and its presence only needs to be realized.”—David Hawkins

“Everything we need at this moment is already available to us in abundance, exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can ask or think.”—Michele Longo O’Donnell Last Friday, the federal government set standards to bring uniformity to the $4 billion market for gluten-free foods. It seems everybody and their mother is giving up gluten…..or sugar….or dairy…..or […]

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“We’re all sorcerers.”—Mike Dooley

“We came to live life like no one was watching.”—Macklemore Taz and I are in Chicago. She goes back to college in a couple weeks so we’re having one last hurrah, a girlfriends getaway, just the two of us. We’re staying at the mighty Peninsula. We can see the Magnificent Mile from our suite. If […]

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Something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.

“What’s the point of being realistic?”–Will Smith My social media mentor says, “Nothing wrong with re-runs.” In other words, if a post is popular and people need to be reminded of something, run it again.So abiding by those words of wisdom and wanting to spend my Saturday having an absolute blast with old friends in […]

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“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”—Carlos Castaneda

“Imagine!!”–John Lennon Rob Brezsny, the guy who writes the Free Will Horoscope column, is one of my mentors. Not because I’m a huge horoscope fan–I find it entertaining, but don’t stake my life on it, mainly because I prefer to create my own reality. I love and adore him because he’s a big, booming voice […]

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“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” –Roald Dahl

“I pray for the change in perception that will let me see bigger and sweeter realities.” –Ann Lamott My favorite thing in the whole world is miracles. I’ve been a student of ‘A Course in Miracles’ for 25 or so years. The TV series I created is set in an ecovillage called Milagro Springs. Milagro, […]

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Be crazy with love. Love when it makes no sense.

“We all long for love. Everything else is just killing time.” –Kenny Loggins Most people hear the word “love” and immediately think of long white dresses, tuxes and diamond rings. Our tendency to associate love with romance is a gaping blind spot. Not only are there millions of people to love (forget your quest to […]

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