Archive: December 2011

kaiser soze

I’ve always had a vivid imagination. This imagination led to me becoming something of a storyteller growing up. And by storyteller, I mean liar. It probably started by trying to get out of trouble; and because it worked (or at least delayed the inevitable), it led to more lying. About other things. About everything. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a bad kid. I just had truth issues. I think my mom resented my imagination because of where it took…

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I’ve used the Twitter ‘Favorite’ option very liberally over the years. But until now, I’ve basically kept them to myself. So, in the spirit of ‘year-end best-of’ lists, I decided to share some of the tweets from my 2011 stream that made me stop and think. Note – the tweets here are from regular people I follow, not favstar.fm celebrities (and the celebrities who are listed here – I knew before they were celebrities.) The bottom line is – I follow brilliant…

moon over trees

The earth turns, and it rises up over the trees harmlessly dangling in the black sky – veiled in haze. (Though I know that the haze is nowhere near it.) It stares at me and I stare back. A test of wills, I think. But not really. It owns my ass. And it doesn’t even care. It doesn’t even know I exist as it draws the blood up tightly into the top of my brain each month – A torturous…

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70 years ago men stood in the face of tyranny with bloody fists, clenched jaws and the kind of resolve we simply can’t identify with today. Think about that as you enjoy your 1/2 caf no-foam latte on your grueling commute to your plush office job. *** Jim Mitchem

levitaton

Everyone knows, the only way to live life is to attack it. To go after what it is you want, and get it. At any cost. Hustle. Keep your eyes on the prize. Cut throats when necessary. And for some people, this works. To have full control over every waking second is definitely one way to go through life. But to do it, you really have to believe, whole-heartedly, that you know what’s best for you. Most people I know…