What is a Personal Manifesto? A Personal Manifesto is list of what you believe and value. It’s not necessarily who you are now, or how you live your life now. But it is your line in the sand. It’s the definitive statement of what you stand for, what you believe, and where you refuse to … Continue reading How To Write Your Personal Manifesto
Okay, now I'm excited. The blogger John, from Stories in the Struggle posted a Love/Hate Challenge. The deal is that you list 10 things you love and 10 things you hate, and then ask all of your readers and followers to do the same. I'm in, John! This is the core exercise of my book. Making … Continue reading What do you love? What don’t you love?
The robins are back. The redwing blackbirds returned today. But there is still snow on the ground, and I am still wearing my down coat, and down gloves, and a wool hat. The temps are not going above 40 degrees for the foreseeable future. The lake is still frozen. Everyone is talking about it. Everyone … Continue reading The Top 10 Reasons I Am Grateful It Is Still Winter in March
We are what we love. It’s as simple as that. If we do the things we love, we show our real selves to the world. If we show our real selves to the world, that will give us the best shot at living a happy life. So try it. Start making a list of all … Continue reading We are what we love.
I have started thinking about New Year's Resolutions lately. Not that I am going to make any, but I am thinking about things that I would like to do, or see happen in the coming 12 months. Mostly I think of adding things to my life when I think of changing it, but sometimes it's … Continue reading 13 Things You Should Get Rid of in 2012
I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up until I was 51 years old. When I finally found “my thing" it wasn't the thing I thought it would be, and it certainly wasn’t anything anyone would ever pay me to do. But by that point, I didn't really care about money. … Continue reading 5 Things To Do While You Figure Out What You Want to Be When You Grow Up
My all-consuming project these past few months is this Manual of Me I've been putting together. The idea behind this is something akin to Marcus Aurelius's Meditations in which he wrote down things in order to keep reminding himself of what he believed, what he stood for. His Meditations were never meant to be published, … Continue reading What I Believe (a partial list)