On my way to work the other day, I caught a particularly interesting episode of Hidden Brain. It was about dream jobs. Specifically, it was about dispelling the myth of the “dream” job – the one thing you’re meant to do (or be) with your life. People often mistake high-profile, prestigious or lucrative careers for the most … Continue reading Job crafting
Into the void
What happens when we face uncertainty? How do we feel? It depends on the situation and the person. I know many who feel a pronounced anxiety when the path, or the outcome, is unclear. I can definitely relate. There have been many situations where I've felt this way, and there's one thing that all them … Continue reading Into the void
Finding my story
Lately I've been wondering, if I had to give a TED talk, what would it be? How would it look and sound? I'm not suggesting a TED appearance is in my future, but posing the question to myself is a way of attempting to focus on what really drives me. So I entertain the question. If … Continue reading Finding my story
30 Days of Handwritten Verse, day 27. Religion isn't a bad thing in itself. It provides a structure, a template, that helps people follow their faith. The inherent danger in all religious systems is that adherence to a faith will morph into adherence to the structure that's meant to serve the faith. When people see … Continue reading Religion
30 Days of Handwritten Verse, day eleven.
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30 days of handwritten verse
Way back in 2007, I started a daily haiku blog on WordPress.com. I posted a new haiku each day for over six months. Since I started posting handwritten haiku, I haven't even come close to that pace. For the next 30 days, starting today, I'm challenging myself to post a new handwritten haiku or short … Continue reading 30 days of handwritten verse