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Hope and Change in the Obama Presidency

For the first time in my life I felt moved to donate to a political campaign. I gave a small donation to the Obama candidacy and have been on their email list throughout the campaign. But now, even though he’s won, I still receive their communications. It seems I am...

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Artist Looks For Something – Art Happens

I listened to a podcast called “Conversations With Modern Artists” featuring Martin Creed. On it, Creed speaks in a thick Scottish brogue sounding almost apologetic in his attempts to explain answers to questions that are asked. “I don’t know, you know, I don’t know...

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Loving Someone Whose Not A Day On

Frustrations crop up in any relationship. Times when it seems like you "get it" and your significant other simply doesn't.  Maybe your partner has never read a word of Emerson, Thoreau, Jung or Kerouac. Maybe they have no desire to get rid of the TV or eventually pay...

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Quote of the Day

The laboring man, even in this comparatively free country has not leisure for a true integrity day by day; he cannot afford to sustain the manliest relations to men; his labor would be depreciated in the market. Life's finer fruits cannot be plucked by him. He has no...

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Sunday Night Fever

I get most of my ideas for A Day On from itches that need to be scratched, but are difficult to reach. The kinds of nagging aches that, if you found a way to soothe you would be that much closer to solving the mysteries of Life. Tonight, a Sunday night, I feel a...

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The Curse of Workplace Success

Sometimes it happens. You know the scene in the romantic movies when there is every good reason for the heroine or hero to walk out that door into a world full of other possibilities, but then their romantic opposite takes the initiative... changes... does something...

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The Job As Albatross

In the Coleridge Poem, Rime Of The Ancient Mariner, (or the Iron Maiden song by the same name), the sea bird that follows and brings good fortune upon a ship is shot and killed for sport by a young seaman. What follows is terrible misfortune, which can be dramatically...

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The Million-Dollar Question

Lawrence from Office Space responded in his own memorable way to the question. Everyone has encountered the "Million-Dollar Question." What would you do if you had a million dollars? Of course, a million dollars doesn't seem as infinite as it did when you were a...

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No Depression

Would it be so bad if we had another depression? It's one of those taboo utterances that will get you in trouble at a dinner party as everyone is inwardly fretting over their stock market losses and portfolios gone bad. I don't have much of a portfolio other than what...

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Teach The Children Well

Tonight I experienced the frustration of watching a child rush through a homework lesson haphazardly without care being taken for accuracy, and instead the focus being only on getting through with it. I felt myself becoming angry with my daughter as she scribbled down...

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Enough

Enough is a beautiful concept.  I see it as a crossroads, a place where so many issues come together and enjoy the harmony of each other's company before sadly being driven on by ambition.  Enough, believe it or not, is  a place where you can settle down and live your...

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Bohemians In Our Midst

Why do most of us find it so hard to have a life so easy? We imagine turning up the volume on the things about life that we truly love, and conversely because an object cannot occupy two separate places at the same time, turning way down the volume on the things about...

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Fallacy of Work-Play Opposition

There is, for many of us myself included, a balance sheet between time spent working and time off. It might seem ridiculous to analyze this difference too much. The assumed task at hand seems obvious; decrease the time spent at work and increase the time off for...

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Money

Perhaps in this new century more than ever, a person can be truly practicing art by simply placing his focus on living creatively. I read The Rise of The Creative Class and began looking for exactly who Florida was talking about. Who is the Creative Class? Is it the...

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About A Day On

Why take A Day On? Why would you want to take a day away from your job to… work? What? Are you kidding? Living your life as you would dictate! You’re creative and it’s about time your creativity was tapped. Taking A Day On brings you a step closer to your essence, so...

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