Encouraging Creativity

I love creativity. For my part, I don’t have a creative bone in my body, nor am I an entrepreneur. Which may be why I appreciate both qualities so much. As a result, I was pretty excited when I stumbled across the website Kickstarter.

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This post brought to you by Hallmark.

Okay, I admit it. I’m a sucker for a really good Hallmark card. I’m easily influenced by a certain type of sappy, thoughtful and pseudo-thoughtful quotes/sayings. Case in point, I really love the quote attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson about success. You know, this one:

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Time for a short commercial break

Slammed at work and probably won’t be writing for a couple weeks unless it’s on airplane time. So I’m creating this evergreen post for whenever this happens to me.

Please stay tuned while I go make a living, and in the meantime, why don’t you take a second to read a post you may have missed?

For fun
For K updates (and yes, I owe some more)
For my views on life
And for some of my memories

Catch you when I have some breathing room!

Gratitude – October 10, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to start a Gratitude Journal. You can read the explanation and the first entry here. So here is this week:

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A little Job-ian

So I was catching up with a friend of mine on Facebook, when she asked a question that made me realize that she and I hadn’t chatted in a while. So as I was catching her up, I realized that my life must sound a little Job-ian.

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Gratitude – September 20, 2010

So I’ve been reading the book NurtureShock for several months now (I’ve done an on again off again type of thing…). I liked the book for a number of reasons, and would recommend people read it if only to challenge some of the common conventions that we all live with. You may still choose to follow the common convention, but I think it’s worth it to have been forced to think about it a little more. At any rate, at the end of the book, the authors highlighted a study by Dr. Robert Emmons of UC Davis on the concept of Gratitude.

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Sh*t Storm: Noun

From Merriam-Webster Online:

Main Entry: 1shit

Pronunciation: \ˈshit, interjectionally also ˈshē-ət\

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English *shit, from Old English scite; akin to Old English -scītan to defecate

Date: circa 1526

1 usually vulgar : feces

Main Entry: 1storm

Pronunciation: \ˈstȯrm\

Function: noun

5b : a sudden heavy influx or onset

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