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* Poof! * You're Back In It 

It’s true you need to change your habits by your own effort, but sometimes you need a catalyst. Maybe it’s a fast (on purpose or on accident from the flu!). Maybe it’s a change of wall colors. Maybe you chop…

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You Make Me Want To Share You 

In your purest form, your most raw or silly, you make me want to share you. 

I want to find whatever it is you need to get to whatever next place you are going.

If I can, I

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Luck and Imperfection 

Earlier this week I thought this post would open with an acknowledgement that I am an incredibly lucky person. As I write it, it looks pretty arrogant, but that's not how I mean it. I mean my life, as I've…

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You Have to Get Your Hands Dirty 

You have to get your hands dirty. 

You have to look at the stack of papers that will help you move forward and stop dragging them around for any more weeks. It's been a month. The edges are frayed…

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Introducing Penny Youngman 

Sometimes you have to outside to go inside. 

When I was in theater school at USC, there was an acting exercise where you would exaggerate your interpretation of lines, which would help you discover new colors and dimensions for…

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Morning and A Seventh Heaven 

Too much to write. Not enough. The thoughts are scattered again, so here they are, again, in pieces.

I'm running around the track.

I'm listening to "Morning" by Beck...The album this is on is one of…

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Personification 

Personification 

  • the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form. 

I think I was in fifth or six grade when I learned the first part…

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What's Your Politics? 

A friend from college just launched an incredible podcast breaking open the conversation around teen mental health. It's focused on the situation she lived through with her family, but it's also not just for people with kids. She's talking about…

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Push, When Push Comes to Shove 

Push and pushiness. 

"When push comes to shove..." 

Hustle. 

And other  - in my mind - dying paradigms. 

I've let people push me. Push in this post has a negative connotation. Or maybe it has a…

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Where do you want to be in 6 months? 

In the summer of 2007 (i think it was 2007), I hopped on a plane to Manchester  with Tim so I could make an album.

We spent the week in the studio with Dave Jones (aka Zed Bias) and…

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Own It 

It’s taken me longer to write this week’s post because my mind has skipped around to a few topics. I may or may not sew them up here. Maybe you can? 

Heart and mind sunshine explosion 

There's not…

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Pastrami and Preferred Architecture 

Multi-floored buildings packed with people are great examples of giant pastrami-like layers of ideas.  

Delicious, but I don’t want a meat lover’s sandwich right now, or ever actually, but that’s just me. All good if that’s your thing. 

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