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July 2021

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 7:37am

14 Wednesday Being lost. Extra time in the evening. Your dog’s fur. Caring. Blurred lines. Stress. Mistakes. The opportunity they offer. The promise of self-exploration. With help. A full weekend ahead. Epsom salt. 10 Saturday The end of a long-short week. Kettlebell presses. Your digestive system. Reminders of your values. Coleman Hughes. Easy engagement. A […]

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Writing

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 4:06pm

“[T]he way to get bolder and more daring in the future … is to continue quietly observing as faithfully as possible now.” -Vincent van Gogh, as quoted by Albert J. Lubin, Stranger on the Earth (1996)

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Knowledge

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 2:57pm

“The world is filled with all kinds of people. You can’t know what’s happening in a man’s heart.” -Buck O’Neil, as told to Joe Posnanski, The Soul of Baseball (2007)

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Control

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 9:02am

What advice do you wish you could pass on to your younger self? “Why did you ever get into this?” [Laughs.] To be serious about it, I’d probably say always look for the truth, even though truths can be elusive. I’m always inspired by the words of T.S. Eliot: “For us, there is only the […]

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June 2021

Mon, 06/28/2021 - 4:33am

28 Monday Farmer Carries. Buck O’Neil. Bosch. The bird that made sure you knew he was on your fence this morning. Filling the tank. The confidence that friendship fortifies. Your view. Your voice. Just doing, not thinking. 26 Saturday Band walks. Doing the best you can. Knowing it’s not always going to be enough. Learning […]

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Process

Sun, 06/27/2021 - 2:40pm

“You’re on an uphill climb, and this takes steady effort. Your contribution will feel like something you are doing for you and you alone, but when you elevate yourself, you elevate the collective spirit.” -Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” Star Tribune (June 27, 2021)

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Power

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 6:30pm

“The two most dynamic and cohesive liberal forces in the country are the labor movement and the Negro freedom movement. Together we can be architects of democracy in a South now rapidly industrializing. Together we can retool the political structure of the South, sending to Congress steadfast liberals who, joining with those from northern industrial […]

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Serenity

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 7:04am

during my worst times on the park benches in the jails or living with whores I always had this certain contentment— I wouldn’t call it happiness— it was more of an inner balance that settled for whatever was occurring and it helped in the factories and when relationships went wrong with the girls. it helped […]

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