Monthly Archives: April 2013

Drop the Seeds and Play: Act Small and Win

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you may know that I have hundreds of dollars in learning how to play guitar books.  I’ve been accumulating them for years, but not really using them.   I’ve also barely played … Continue reading

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Hey Coach, Samurai Shrink This

“Shrink the space.”  After reading Daniel Coyle’s The Little Book of Talent, this phrase has been going through my head continuously.   Coyle says tweets or microfiction help writers to hone their sentences and ideas.  Brazilian soccer players can play futebol … Continue reading

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You Have Three Hours to Live

Somewhere across the work of Steve Chandler, I came across a saying, “You have three hours to live.  Two of them are gone.”   Of course, that “hour” could be another fifty years and I wish you a healthy and wonderful … Continue reading

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Mad Lab Samurai: Get in To Your Creation Station

If you do anything for yourself give your self one hour a day of “mad lab” time.   Mad lab time is a time that you give yourself to create, tinker, putter without thinking of results, profits, “followers”, et cetera.  This … Continue reading

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Trash-Talkin’ Samurai: Deleting is Achieving

The other day my daughter, who is five, asked me where to find a good boyfriend.   Startled, I answered that the trash might be a good place.  Luckily, she laughed her head off.  I’m not quite ready to answer those … Continue reading

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Samurai Battles iDistraction and Loses

You may read this blog and see the picture of real wasabi being washed in clear water and think—ooh this is so Zen.  Or you may actually read my posts and think–err, maybe not. :).  It’s spring break and I … Continue reading

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