Experience Right Now

Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2011




How are things? I mean really how are things? Today, in this moment?

If you are like most of us, you are waiting for something out in the future for things to be OK.  Are you waiting for your relationship with your spouse or partner to get better? Waiting for your kids to get out of the phase that they are in? Waiting for your slightly injured knee to improve?  

This is real stuff. Marriages are sometimes tough. Raising kids is tough. Our bodies seem to betray us when we need the stress relief of exercise the most. So what do we do? We push through it. We hear that voice inside our heads that tells us to "stop whining and get moving. Deal with it!" 

I'm here to offer a different perspective. There is so much to discover in those places of toughness—I wonder if we don't miss out on the living available to us by pushing through it. By coping. What if we stopped in those moments and asked the questions beneath the surface? What if we asked ourselves some whopper questions in the areas where we are waiting for things to get better and stayed with the questions long enough to experience ourselves and our lives?   Read More »

Holding Onto The Old Way

Posted Tuesday, February 08, 2011



I was at Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop for lunch today. Just doing what I often do: eating and people watching. In walks the YellowPages delivery guy. He hands a large bag with at least one YellowPages book to the cashier after he gets him to sign for it. The cashier in turn brings it to the manager who promptly throws it in the nearest garbage.

Last week, I walked into my office building and there is a YellowPages in front of every suite. Today, there they all sit. Not one book has been brought into an office. We are all  hoping they will just go away. We certainly don't need them.

In the city of Seattle, the producers of YellowPages and other directories are suing the city claiming first amendment rights because the city council passed a law that allows people to opt-out of delivery. This alone will save the city $350k in recycling costs. Wow!  Read More »



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