What a way to honor Gandhi

on February 24, 2024 in Doof, Nature, Visualization

I recently watched Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi movie. I often pass the Gandhi statue around the corner from my home in Union Square. The other day I saw that someone honored Gandhi’s legacy with an empty beer can at his feet. I’m sure Gandhi would have loved the tribute. Or maybe our culture could use reminding of its lost values of stewardship and personal responsibility that might restore meaning and purpose[…] Keep reading →

Big milestone: I turned in my latest manuscript yesterday, the last substantive edits.

on February 23, 2024 in Creativity

Several readers read the last round and reviewed it very highly. I keep tightening it and clarifying parts, which improves it, but the big challenge in settling down to publish is that I’m learning more and faster than ever. This round got some great new stuff. I’m beyond enthusiastic about it reaching shelves and your hands. I won’t lie: I also feel anxiety and fear. The reviews that matter to[…] Keep reading →

Attend Flight Free USA’s workshop with me! (March 13 and 20)

on February 22, 2024 in Events, Leadership

The invitation below says it all, but some background first: Register Here Join this two-session workshop and learn how to inspire people to freely and joyfully move to living more sustainably so they thank you. Read the pledges of the people I influenced and ask: Do they sound like they’re depriving themselves or sacrificing? Most people expect talking sustainability is a drag, not inspiring. So how do I lead people[…] Keep reading →

Beautiful, scary red sunrise, then a snow day

on February 21, 2024 in Nature, Visualization

I don’t use Instagram so even though I took only a few pictures, I’m posting them here. I’m not claiming they’re great pictures. I just snapped them in the morning. First, on a Friday at 6:45am, the sky was red. The camera seems to have adjusted it to less red, but you can mostly tell. It was redder a few minutes before. I noticed it while I was doing calisthenics.[…] Keep reading →

Great time to join a CSA (farm share)

on February 20, 2024 in Fitness

Spring is around the corner. Time to sign up for a CSA. If you don’t know, CSA is an acronym for an unhelpful name Community Supported Agriculture. You pay a farm a fixed amount before the season starts. Then each week you pick up your weekly load of produce. The benefits are big: more delicious produce, lower costs, more variety, you can meet your farmer and other CSA members, more[…] Keep reading →

My Cell Phone Battery and Time Use

on February 19, 2024 in Habits, Visualization

I joke that my favorite phone app is airplane mode, but I like it. Still, my phone’s hot spot is my only internet connection at home, so I’m using it now, but I’ll put it on airplane mode after posting. I looked up how to take a screen shot and took shots of my battery and time use for the past ten days. I think they were usual days so[…] Keep reading →

This week’s selected media: February 18, 2024: Keith Richards’ Life, Killers of the Flower Moon

on February 18, 2024 in Tips

This week I finished: Life, by Keith Richards: I’d meant to read this book since seeing it on shelves a few years ago. Bruce Springsteen’s memoir prompted me. As with Springsteen, Richards’ experience after connecting with the guitar resonated with me most—discovering the art, the craft, self-expression, awareness, connecting with other musicians listening to their recordings, meeting other musicians in person, and so on. I don’t think I’m flattering myself[…] Keep reading →

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