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Make Every Day a New Year’s Day: Small Samurai

Right now it is December 10th but it feels like the New Year has already begun.   I’ve joined a gym and I am actually going.   I’ve initiated the process of exploring a spiritual community.   I’m not waiting for the New … Continue reading

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Small is the New Big: Samurai Chain Reaction

Taking five minutes to do something you love or practice is more than a small act.  Taking five minutes does more than place a bookmark in your life for important projects.  “Five Minutes” is  a revolutionary act because  but because … Continue reading

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Bend Time Like A Samurai: Personal Kanban

Last week we trooped the family to Bushwick to visit another family.   The husband was really excited by a new time management system that he was using called “kanban.”   He uses it not only to organize his own life but … Continue reading

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Overresponding Samurai: Stop the Drama and Do Something

In four  more days, my family and I will leave Japan and we will be back in our semi-hectic work/school mode.  I am spending more and more of my days preparing to teach rather than studying/immersing Japanese and doing all my other … Continue reading

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Where Does the Samurai Time Go?

Confession time.  I broke off from a weekend event with my family to catch up 0n work, curriculum writing, Japanese study et cetera.  I knew that I was going to lose a day because we are going to spend the day … Continue reading

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Reset Samurai: Start Your Morning with A Power Hour

I knew I was getting closer to my Kentucky home when I started to notice the limestone shouldering the edges of the relatively lonely highway.  I was there to visit friends and family and be social but one of the … Continue reading

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Samurai Getting it from All Directions

I loved it when Daniel Coyle, author of The Little Book of Talent and The Talent Code, mentioned the skateboarders highlighted in the documentary Dogtown and Zboys.   These outsiders and misfits changed skateboarding forever.   Part of how Coyle explains how they … Continue reading

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“Weaponize” It

I’m trying to re-envision for work, for myself,  my audience and students.   I bought Zen and the Art of Making a Living, by Laurence G. Boldt, many years ago but was put off by its size and its tendency to … Continue reading

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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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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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