Author: Mark

for year 50

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What would it look like to go deeper?

An interesting alternative to resolutions, similar to Chris Gillabeau’s word of the year: The focus of my own 2019 Depth Year was to go deeper with my relationships,…

From Tynan’s Training Yourself (emphasis added) What happens if you fail? The absolute most important thing is that you don’t use it as an excuse to stop training.…

Just Transition

I know THAT for wind turbines, there’s probably a lot of pipe fitting and welding and things along those lines, which miners are good at. As far as solar jobs, I don’t know what it entails exactly, but miners are s

Craig Mod

Reading Craid Mod’s newsletter this morning was very interesting and makes me want to follow his work more closely. It also sent me down a bit of a…

HC and musicians

Along with PP article, Chicago musicians speak up about the Affordable Care Act looks to be a good consciousness-raising way of folks talking about health insurance issues.

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personal timeline example

This timeline from a Gainesville person I don’t know but sounds like was a vague contemporary reminds me of Jon Resh’s

Chris Dixon’s Sharing Movement History post has some links to movement archives For one, I have a special place in my heart for movement archives – physical spaces…

notes from WV strike and beyond

From Do-It-Yourself Class Struggle Workers need strong unions, but they also need to organize independently in the workplace and learn to rely on their own power. Building durable…

Mazzocchi

From the Jacobin’s article on Tony Mazzochhi (emphasis added): A recent Pew poll demonstrated that, contra liberal messaging, climate skeptics aren’t generally “more science illiterate” than most. But,…

for a future organizing blog

Interesting note on Portside about non-union workers’ groups organizing around non-workplace economic issues: The new group will not seek to negotiate contracts as unions do, but its leaders…

themes

Maybe switch this theme from Hemingway to Lovecraft. I like how Patrick Rhone uses twenty sixteen (w/o post titles)… that may be just as useful here, esp with…

Writing history

How to Write a Memoir (via Austin Kleon) is an interesting read for the history project(s) that I’ll someday start — maybe I should just follow Zinsser’s suggestion: As…

I feel like I can smell this gorgeous photo (via Go White Bronco):

Reddle theme in use for early 2017

from Donna Brazile

from an interesting series (in an unliklely place) that I stumbled on via rabbit hole that started from a Goodreads review: I can imagine one of my 17 nieces…

gorgeous

interesting read (Letting Go of Sentimental Items) as I try and get rid of 365 things this year: Among the organized chaos that comprised the crawlspace beneath her…

“Debt is an opportunity cost. A cost that you trade for one of the most valuable things in your life, time.” – Tammy Strobel

Some of the 16 things

Thought-provoking post by David Raptitude. The ones below either really hit home or I think (but don’t yet know) are, as the author calls them, ‘things I know…

time > money

This article skates a little too close to the idea that consumers are sheep (which ignores that the vast majority, even in the ‘west’, have to work to…

On strategy

Strategy is the art of sacrifice. Boom. (Likely the first & last times I link to Forbes.)

Within My Reach, Diving

(Yes, I am listening to Slang as i clickety-clack. Gonna have to play that song next week on Better Off Dead). Some random thoughts today that might end…

Sympatico

Feeling completely overwhelmed in my work life led me to think about time, balance, needs, priorities. Reading what others think about the intersection of these things helps clear…

redirection

I was emailing a friend and was saying that our move to Tallahassee was good, but that it also felt different. Life has changed — at first not…

On vantage points

So today, on my first father’s day as a father, since I’m away from my family I decided to start work on my inaugural XTH Annual Review. I…

Close call

I almost stumbled today, told myself I only had 1 more day on the 30 day challenge and so if i had a Coke (they were out of…

36 months

So tonight as I ate my steak burrito, I came across this from Leo Babauta: [tweet https://twitter.com/zen_habits/status/205762701941669889] I thought it odd that he’d call his own post “amazing”…

Interesting look at design process

So you like time away from computers. Do you do all of your sketching and writing on paper? Paper, and not in the studio. I’ll go to a…

30 Day Challenge: Day #14

First a caveat. I’ve gone 2 weeks without a Coke — but I’ve substituted many Lemonades and sweet teas. I don’t have too big a problem with this…

30 Day Challenge: Day #1

I started a 30 Day Challenge to not drink Coke today. I figured no time better than the present. It was brought on by our trip to Gainesville…

On manifestos

Increasingly I feel overwhelmed by the streams of to-do’s and information. I stumbled across Focus Manifesto while looking for the omm writer (which I’d seen years ago and…

So you can see to go

Perhaps my newfound interest in efficiency/lifestyle websites is an early-onset midlife crisis? Maybe it’s my brain’s way of trying to sort out the myriad of changes I’ve gone…

Monday listening

I guess I underestimated how hard it might be to purge stuff with a little 2-month-old gobbling up all free time. Just have to repeat “It’s a process,…

On tying up loose ends

I parked /Notes here just after we moved from Gainesville to Tallahassee. I was starting a new job and thought this would be canvas: To document, learn, speak,…

New beginings

He’s got my heart. Other themes considered: Comet, Twenty-Eleven or Twenty-ten, Blogum

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This is an standard post format From the Jacobin’s article on Tony Mazzochhi:   A recent Pew poll demonstrated that, contra liberal messaging, climate skeptics aren’t generally “more…

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This is an aside post format From the Jacobin’s article on Tony Mazzochhi: A recent Pew poll demonstrated that, contra liberal messaging, climate skeptics aren’t generally “more science…

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A recent Pew poll demonstrated that, contra liberal messaging, climate skeptics aren’t generally “more science illiterate” than most. But, being Americans, they are less likely to be represented…