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Iceland: The Plan For Iceland

Thursday Aug 10, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Mandela EffectIceland: A place like this feels like it has more opportunities for wonder: less tread upon by man and; more shadows where magic can spring from.

My Personal Stuff

Show Me Your Boobs

Saturday Apr 15, 2017 - 2:08 AM

Show Me Your BoobsGet a friend request, then five minutes later comes,“... Show me your tits.” This goes from one request for boobs to an onslaught of begging and pleading. This is not an isolated situation.

Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

How To Reverse the Effects of BPA

Thursday Feb 16, 2012 - 3:18 PM

If you're wondering how you and your dog are both getting fat, it could be as simple as canned foods. Many canned products are lined with a protective coating so that the contents of the food (like the acidity of canned tomatoes) doesn't interact with the metal to create erosion and spoilage. That protective layer is commonly made of Bis-phenol A (BPA).

The First And Last Thing I'll Say About The Laws of Attraction (for now)

Sunday Nov 6, 2011 - 2:25 PM

The laws of attraction are a set of assumed laws used when discussing the nature of bodies that attract. The "laws of attraction" are one key part of The Secret and a whole medley of life coaching approaches. Because of that connection, the laws of attraction are often derided as hokum. But here’s why I believe in the concept. In the film, Unbreakable, Samuel L. Jackson’s character is a sickly man with type I osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare disease in which bones break easily. He was so brittle, he thought someone had to be on the opposite side of the spectrum: someone unbreakable.

Hacking It -- Movies about breaking the mold.

Sunday Apr 24, 2011 - 3:54 PMSensing a trap is the first step in defeating a trap. Likewise, knowing you have a problem says that you have to find a solution. There is a string of movies where the characters in the movie figure out what’s going on and they “hack” it. They break the rules to their benefit-- they lop out bad rules, remix their reality and get what they want in the end.. When you say that you can’t do something or that there are rules in the way, maybe you just need to hack your current reality to make your circumstances align with your goals.

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Tuesday Apr 12, 2011 - 1:16 AM“Be careful what you wish for.”
“Ask. Believe. Receive.”
“Success will test a man’s mettle more than combat.”
“You get what you pay for.”
“Ask and Ye shall Receive”
All of these truisms say the same thing: when you get what you’re trying to get, you may not like what you get. In doing the Purpose Party thing, I’ve come to it with some built in theories and beliefs:

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