Category Archives: philosophy

The Goal is to be an ‘Unreasonable Person’

My new best friend at the Vancouver city sign department: John. He moved a stop sign at my request. As a citizen of the city, I had made a difference. As George Bernard Shaw said: “The reasonable man adapts himself … Continue reading

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Discipline: the mysterious element that gets things done

What is discipline? Doing without excuses. Do something, not because someone tells you to do it, but because you need to do it. Is that discipline? There is no greater reason for doing it than getting it done. Not thinking … Continue reading

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Meditating on Being Organized

After writing this blog for 2 1/2 years, I have figured out what I’m trying to say as the ‘organized bohemian’. To be organized is to have a goal. To be bohemian is to enjoy the goal once it has … Continue reading

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Jamaica: Bare Feet and Butterflies

Tilting tables on a field of crab grass dot the landscape. Orange and yellow butterflies flap around our ankles. A walking path lined with palms shades us from the blazing sun. Six buildings make up the condo complex with deteriorating … Continue reading

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Haphazard Yoga

As the organized bohemian, I try to balance my structured side with nonchalance. But my approach to learning yoga has skewed my philosophy. My organized self says: “take a class” while the bohemian in me says: “read a book and … Continue reading

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Don’t be a “Lance”

A bicycle: an elegant vehicle – thin, sleek, and fast, but not meant to have an arm or leg stuck in a spoke – especially mine. This is my statement to cyclists everywhere – don’t be a “Lance” – an … Continue reading

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When will the Novel be Finished?

Missing the deadline to complete the second draft of my novel, I am disappointed in myself. But by exposing my failure to the world (or to the readers of this blog), I am hoping to shame myself into finishing. It’s … Continue reading

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