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A common calling is a good deal

Statistically, I’ve passed the midpoint of my life.  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve been thinking more about calling, and legacy.  Calling, in my mind, is the most important thing I can do, which would be the most difficult for someone else...Show More Summary

Rose-Colored Glasses

One of the many gifts that God has given me in my life is the ability to almost permanently wear a pair of rose-colored glasses. I’ve always had a knack for optimism, able to seek out the (sometimes hidden) positive in any situation. It’s annoying at times, but it’s also …

Howard Kurtz and Sarah Lacy discuss Valley bro culture, Kurtz does “gross” dramatic email reading

4 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

I could happily have gone my entire life without hearing Howard Kurtz ask “Did I just pee on Lily?” On this morning’s edition of Fox’s MediaBuzz, host Howard Kurtz and Pando’s Sarah Lacy  discussed sexism in the Valley. Specifically, Kurtz asked Lacy whether the tech press gives male founders too easy a pass when they’re accused of sexist behavior. As...

How ‘My Krazy Life’ Came Together, According To YG

Deny it. That’s fine. Refuse to acknowledge its true place in the current landscape. That’s fine, too. Regardless of the space, time or nature of the debate, YG’s My Krazy Life undoubtedly stands as one of the brightest and most notable moments in 2014?s musical landscape. The man of the hour sat down with R&R giving an in-depth glimpse into the creation of the album.

Here's What It's Like Trying To Live Life Without A Cellphone In 2014

Two weeks ago I lost my smartphone. On silent, my HTC One rang to itself over and over as I frantically tried to find it before leaving the office for the weekend. I didn't find it and took the train home to Berkeley, phoneless for what I knew would at least be a weekend. Show More Summary

The lives of second-generation Holocaust survivors

"I did not witness the most important events of my life," says artist David Gev. "They happened before I was born, yet their memory persists. How does one take on the memories of another individual, let alone the collective memory of...Show More Summary

Tossing My Goals Out the Window and Doing One Thing Instead

“I only write when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it […] The post Tossing My Goals Out the Window and Doing One Thing Instead appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

My new life with one arm

DENIAL IS POWERFUL. It can be a crucial coping tool when experiencing loss or trauma, but it also can unmoor you from reality. From the time I lost most of my left arm in February, I was living in that parallel universe, one where I'd power through, barely acknowledging the amputation — until I went for a run on the sunny afternoon of April 6. Show More Summary

New Life New Hope

By Cathy Jameson The best things in life are unexpected… Two of my friends are pregnant. Both are in their 40s. Both have a typical child. Both also have a child on the spectrum. Both have been enthusiastically congratulated. I...

Late Night: File Under Negativism

Once in a while (full disclosure: quite often) I find myself getting hung up on a song for its message, its resonance with my own particular experience of life in these United States. This is one of those songs, by the late great Mr. Gadget.

Always Together but Not the Same

In my previous post I wrote about values as being transitions from one phase of life into another, that I placed in a model of development. In this post I want to write a little more about the model of mind and matter where the model of development is based upon. How the four elements relate to each […]

Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, Addison-Wesley

I have read many software development books, but there are only a handful that had such an impact on my life that they fundamentally made me look at software development differently. Today I have to add Kent Beck’s Extreme Programming Explained 2nd Edition to that elite group.The physical book looks

I want to spend summer and my entire life in this awesome house

I want to move to any of these Villae Minimae—small villas—a collection of five isolated single-family houses perched in beautiful, hard to access places created by the Italian studio LAD. Then I want to become a Bond villain. Read more...


Variations - "Generations" I remember when I first heard Varations. I was ice cream and it was the coast of Portugal. My brother Vincente had made a crystal radio out of a cereal box and a nata. And from the...

Israeli Cabinet Member: ‘I’ve Killed Lots Of Arabs In My Life And There’s No Problem With That’

A far right-wing member of Israel’s cabinet just want to kill without due process. Naftali Bennett objects to Israel’s release of 104 Palestinians, believing they should just have been shot according to 972 Magazine. On Sunday, Israel announced it would release 104 Palestinian prisoners, a key caveat in the John Kerry-brokered plan to renew peace talks. [...]

Happy 18th Birthday to My Favorite Bird

To my darling daughter on the occasion of her 18th birthday. You are a miracle to me, little bird. You were wise from your first day... So alive and deeply aware, for one so young, of the things that make this life wonderful. Like grandpas who say funny things and then smirk. Show More Summary

The Old Dudes of 'Land Ho!' Taught Me About Life, Love, and Chasing Tail

Photos Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics I didn’t know exactly what to expect before I saw Land Ho!, but I suspected it would be a movie my grandparents would like. The film was directed by Martha Stephens (Pilgrim Song) and Aaron Katz (Cold Weather). Show More Summary

Did You Know Giant Fearsome Cougars Make Adorable Baby Kitten Noises!?

I've spent my whole life living in a place where lots of cougars also live, so for my own safety I was raised to RESPECT THE COUGAR. Cougars are not "cute." Cougars are not giant kitties. Cougars are majestic, dangerous beasts that are...Show More Summary

Live a Life That Matters

When I watched the sunrise during my morning jog, I realized something. A smile came to my face because I realized that I'm alive, healthy and it has officially been ten years since my near fatal car accident. With every stride thatShow More Summary

How Many People Need to Die? The Manipulation of Grief to Incite War

On July 2, I published an article in Haaretz arguing that governments manipulate our grief in order to push forward political agendas. On July 3, my theory came to life when news broke of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir's murder. Show More Summary

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