Sailing now and Zen

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My friend Jim Forcier says, “Man wants to be a maximizer, but he’s forced to be an optimizer.” Put another way: We want to be powerboats that can pound through the waves, driving a straight line to our destination and … Continue reading

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First Fruits

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In Walden, Thoreau wrote: The true husbandman will cease from anxiety, as the squirrels manifest no concern whether the woods will bear chestnuts this year or not, and finish his labor with every day, relinquishing all claim to the produce … Continue reading

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Father Still Knows Best

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Father’s Day is one of those holidays that you just don’t get until you’re a father. Yes, you understand the concept – thank Dad for being Dad – but you just don’t realize what it means to Dad until you … Continue reading

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I may wobble, but…

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Consider the Wii. The Wii is an ingenious video game system that uses motion-sensing remote controls to register your actions and reflect them on the television screen. The Wii gives kids and adults the opportunity to move around while playing video … Continue reading

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Whack that mole!

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Life is a giant, unending game of Whack-a- Mole. You’ve played Whack-a-Mole, right? It’s an arcade game where little plastic rodents stick their little plastic heads out of nine holes on a table, one or two moles at a time, … Continue reading

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Fast Life

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In Walden, Henry David Thoreau wrote: Our life is like a German Confederacy, made up of petty states, with its boundary forever fluctuating, so that even a German cannot tell you how it is bounded at any moment. The nation … Continue reading

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It sure would be awesome…

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if I could use this tool to post to Facebook and Twitter too. 

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