Monthly Archives: May 2013

Samurai Reading Sluts: How to Become One

Khatz over at ajatt.com has posted an excellent article called “12 Common Reading Mistakes You’re Making That You Need to Stop Making if You Want to Be Thin and Pretty Like Me.”  Just looking at the title and the summary … Continue reading

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You will never get “there”: The Now Samurai

Yesterday, I decided to stop at a cafe to have an iced latte.  Because it was hot outside and their air conditioner wasn’t on, it was relatively empty.  Then they turned on some Best of Jimi Hendrix, which I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Push ‘n Play Samurai: Small Steps Big Results

My little music theory experiment continues.   Music theory has scared me in the past but I have books that I have accumulated over the years that have laid dormant and untouched.   I have decided to take one book, Theory for … Continue reading

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Money Buckets Samurai

One of the best things that I’ve done to impact my creativity and productivity is to get my financial life straight.    I’m not independently wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, but soon I will be down to no debt … Continue reading

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Catch Your Samurai Flow!

The other day, I had the rare pleasure of going to a little bar/restaurant called Lil’ Frankies with friends from work.   As a teacher and dad of two young children, I don’t get out much.   I was a amazed that … Continue reading

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Keep it Greasy!: Bookmark Your Talents

Sometimes some skills seem so far away and our lives are so busy that it may seem like it is impossible to attain certain talents.  Japanese? French?  Arabic?  Guitar?  Coding? Farfegnoogin?  Fuggetaboutit? But lately I’ve been taking advantage of little … Continue reading

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Fight for Your Life: Samurai Mind Notebook

But there is Boddhidharma, fierce eyes, teeth showing, intent and determined, a free spirit who [will not accept] the propaganda of mediocrity.  He challenges you to be free enough of society to transform it for the better.   —L. Boldt  Zen … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic Samurai

Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.  –Rainier Maria Rilke Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit.  –George Fox Don’t panic and if you do, don’t panic … Continue reading

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