My Passionate Plea

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I want to be connected to something bigger than myself.

What am I connected to beyond myself:
My kids
Real-ness in the world
What everyone really wants--love
What's missing?
Deep abiding relationships
People moving towards their "actual" wants
People are moving too fast
People are killing themselves
People are lying to themselves
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Perception is Everything...ummm Not Really

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011

So, Canal Street. If you don't know about it, you haven't done much shopping in New York City. If you have, you know exactly what types of watches, purses, and electronics are available here. All fake, all illegal, but some of them very convincing fakes.

Here's the problem though—once you buy it—you know it's fake. You know that when you walk into a room with your gorgeous Prada or stylish Rolex, you are really only wearing $50 worth of merchandise—not the $5000 that the real thing might cost.

Do you get the same satisfaction that you would have gotten by the compliments and noticings that might go on? Do you feel happy about your wealth? Do you feel like you belong with the other people in the room with actual Rolexes?
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Coming Out...Of Our Self-Limiting Closets

Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What I learned in a coffee shop last Monday.

I spent three hours in a coffee shop on Monday afternoon—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I can tell you what you already know: there is a massive amount of pain going on in the hearts of the average person you meet.

As my business meeting ended, I couldn’t help but overhear a couple of men behind me talking about a divorce in progress. You may know what I mean. Wife has left him, she’s using the kid to make him crazy, he’s pouring out his anguish to his friend and then his lawyer (that he can’t afford to hire yet) calls. He’s asking legal advice about how he can have the police pick up his kid from his in-laws.   Read More »

Real or Fake--The Discussion Continues

Posted Friday, December 11, 2009

I am generally a Starbucks drinker—I blame others (you know who you are) for this addiction but nonetheless, I love the white mocha and spend way too much of my money on this particular version of flavored water. However, it just so happens that I have been going to Caribou coffee a couple of times a week over the last few months. For those of you who aren’t in the know, Caribou is the “granola” version of Starbucks. Their marketing is all around the outdoors and I imagine that they would use the phrase “Carpe Diem” in their slogan if they could. Their actual slogan is, “Life is short, stay awake for it.” Recently they went through a major change in how they make their drinks. They are now using “real” chocolate in their drinks. They claim to be the only major coffee place to use “real” chocolate. I found this out as I ordered my standard drink (Turtle Mocha) a few weeks ago and was asked what type of real chocolate I would like to use: Guittard Milk Chocolate, Guittard Dark Chocolate, or Guittard White Chocolate. I wasn’t really sure but I tried the Milk Chocolate and I was not disappointed. My hope was that I would get the drink that I am used to but it turns out that it even tasted a little better.  Read More »

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