Monthly Archives: February 2013

Claim Your Song, Samurai

“Everybody loves music. What you really want is for music to love you. And that’s the way I saw it was with Keith…You’re not writing it, it’s writing you. You’re its flute or its trumpet; you’re it’s strings. That’s real … Continue reading

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Samurai Mind on My Money Hack

With my mind on my money and my money on my mind. ……Snoop Dog I don’t want to get all new age-y on you, but in a lot of ways money is energy.   You, or in the case of stocks … Continue reading

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Keep on Hacking, Samurai!

When I first tried to start immersing in Japanese, I carried around a CD player and an electric Japanese dictionary.  (Yes, I was one of those guys who refused to get the latest technology.)  I ditched the CD player many … Continue reading

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Samurai Cleaning is Samurai Learning

A big snowstorm hit a few days ago and unfortunately my oldest daughter had a fever and we didn’t head out for sledding.   Before cabin fever set in, I resorted to extreme measures–I began cleaning.   I didn’t clean the whole … Continue reading

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Word Warrior: Samurai Vocabulary Power

Why do large vocabularies characterize executives and possibly outstanding men and women in other fields? The final answer seems to be that words are the instruments by means of which men and women grasp the thoughts of others and with … Continue reading

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