Category Archives: Culture of the Possible

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evel

“Bones heal, pain is temporary, and chicks dig scars.” –Robert Craig ‘Evel’ Knievel “Healing is expensive, pain is painful, and chicks dig sensible, steadily-employed guys with a killer cubicle.” –Evel Knievel’s insurance agent, Herbert Nudds When I was a kid, my hero was Evel Knievel. … Continue reading

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Breaking News from the Dali Bugle!

“Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option.” –Peter Parker Greetings faithful readership. It has been a few weeks since my last Manifesto. I have … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Jobbed! Be an iConoclast

While I’m not an Apple fanboy specifically, or a technology geek in general, or a fan of sweatshop labor under any circumstances, Steve Jobs was a fascinating guy. Some people have elevated him onto a pedestal, like some kind of nerdist messiah. Not … Continue reading

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Wipe the Puke Off Your Jellyfish Mask And Keep Swimming!

“You should never, ever give up.”  — Diana Nyad As a follow up to my last post, which was about resilience and transcending past failures, I offer this addendum. My wife reminded me that I had missed an opportunity to celebrate … Continue reading

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This is the Dawning of the Age of Audacity

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.”  —Albert Camus When I was a kid, I thought I could do anything, as I’ve blogged about before. Become a professional jump roper, even if no such profession exists. … Continue reading

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Quest Update: Victory on the Road of Trials!

The purpose of this blog is to inspire readers and myself to embark on a Heroic Adventure, one that forces us out of our comfort zones and face new challenges, to emerge transformed. I thought my own Adventure was about writing, … Continue reading

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A Steamer Trunk Full of Skeletons and Such

Ahhh Spring! It’s time for rebirth. Time to make a fresh start. Even the Cubs, God bless ’em, think they have a shot this time of year. It’s time to believe again. And it’s time to do some spring cleaning. … Continue reading

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