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Wu Wei: The Foundation to Systems Thinking and the Game of Life

If ever forced to choose one philosophy, Taoism seems like a rad path to wander. One of my favorite Tao parables is about a farmer. Alan Watts spins a nice esoteric yarn… [hat tip Kottke] Once upon a time, there was … Continue reading

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If Life is a Game, Then You Make the Rules [Leverage the Compounding Effect of Consistency to Accomplish Great Things]

This seems like a good post to kick of the New Year. I recently shared the idea that it may be helpful to think of life as a game: The Tao of Tetris. A quick sum… Use your resources wisely … Continue reading

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The Tao of Tetris: Life is a Game. Choose Your Strategy Wisely.

Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Simple isn’t easy. Life gets in the way of simple. Life is complicated. Or perhaps … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from the End: What can Aging & Death Teach Us?

Considering the recent post about my Grandfather, this seems like a good time to share some life lessons from the end of a life well lived. We push through our daily lives struggling, clawing, fighting for…???? We are continually distracted … Continue reading

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Meditation: The Ultimate Life Hack? [A Dude’s Guide to What, Why & How]

The Dude is all about some life hacks. Related: 99 Problems But a Hack Ain’t One Simple. But effective. That’s my jam. As I travel down life’s path, I continue to refine. Every aspect of my life. Daily. How can I … Continue reading

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Prime Your World: Why Quality Matters

I may, or may not, have been referred to as frugal. Ok, definitely have. Lack of dinero tends to drive frugality. But I’m realizing quality matters. Perhaps it is the maturing taste that accompanies my maturing age, but quality has … Continue reading

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Big Lebowski Buffet

I’ve professed my love for The Big Lebowski in the past. The Dude abides. And that’s a nice way to live life. I’m always excited to come across something Lebowski related, and this week I was blessed with three Dude … Continue reading

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What’s up 2013?!

Adios 2012. So much for the end of the world. Ho hum. Hello 2013! The year of the Dude?! Fo sho. We expect big things every year. 🙂 Although, 2013 is most definitely going to get off to a fantastic … Continue reading

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99 Problems But a Hack Ain’t One

Have you noticed the word “hacking” creeping into everyday conversations lately?…or is it just me? Like when you get a new car and you start to see them everywhere? I’ve been learning about different ideas for “hacking” lately, and it … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from Jack Kerouac. An Original Dude.

Did I just coin an awesome phrase? Original Dude – O.D. Like O.G. – Original Gangsta? No, reminds you of overdose? Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and The Dharma Bums are two of the Dude’s favorite reads. Jack was on original dude. I’m … Continue reading

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