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The Nomadic Troglodyte

Screaming Ascent from Chaos

Rest Your Soul

Sometimes the best wisdom is old wisdom. Now, I have a few issues with the way TED talks have evolved, but we aren't here to have that conversation. We're here to talk about how sometimes they have really cool talks... Continue Reading →

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Things We Gave Up

There's this song I've been listening to a lot this summer. It was written and performed by a friend of mine who lives nearby. She's a cowgirl who's lived an interesting life, and the song is a ballad of love... Continue Reading →

Acts of God

Insurance underwriters don't really know what to call them. But insurance companies have been around long enough that pervasive secularism still isn't enough to change the name of the kinds of disasters that really upset the applecart. They are "acts... Continue Reading →

Here I Stand

There is something really, truly rewarding about being appreciated for hard work. Yes, yes, yes, the work itself is rewarding, too. Goodness. Settle down. I am proud of the things that I have accomplished. You know what, I'm also proud... Continue Reading →

Epidemic Update

Those of you who've read my previous post "You Are An Epidemic: Act Like It"¬†was something of an idea. A hope. A resolution. We all know how most New Year's Resolutions turn out, and I'm as skeptical as the next... Continue Reading →

Learning from Youth

The enthusiasm of youthful artists is really something. I can see the spark of amusement in the eyes of older artists when I talk to them. Sometimes... I am the older artist, and let me tell you - that's a... Continue Reading →

If… Then…

I love writing. I've loved writing ever since I started penning anything I considered as 'serious' fiction and realized what power and beauty lay beneath the keys of my computer. Untapped, ready for me. I became something more than myself... Continue Reading →

Re-thought Re-post

When you try to see the big picture and end up so far up you become scared of heights... not a great day. This happened to a person at work, and I think it exhausted them before lunchtime. I felt... Continue Reading →

Emergency Birthdays… and other acts of kindness

Being kind changes you as a person, and changes the world for the better. The summary of the talk we give our staff at the start of the busy season at the family business can be boiled down to "Just.... Continue Reading →

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