The Algorithm Cage

In the early days we believed the internet would increase transparency. We thought it would highlight TRUTH. It’s clear now that nobody can separate the signal from the noise. We all exist in our algorithm bubbles, fed to us by do-no-evil organizations that are serving their advertising customers. How do you escape the being a subject of…

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Digital Cleanup in Three Hours (or Less)

We consistently do a spring-cleaning house purge, but it has been years since I did a concerted digital cleanup. I was inspired to do this as part of the rebooting and resetting of all channels for creative output. As I’ve mentioned before, I do creative processing on paper with a pen, but sharing and publishing, as it…

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Getting up and going

Ever feel like your subconscious has put a little bit of an embargo on your creative output? That’s how I’ve been feeling for the past couple of months. There’s the normal contributing factors (busyness, the creativity crushing effect of an election cycle, not enough sunlight.)  But the situation gets compounded because not producing creative output has a self-perpetuating effect.…

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Happy Thanksgiving

What’s on our list: handmade by Daniel cavatelli with pomodoro sauce and grated parmesan smashers (small potatoes parboiled, coated with olive oil + fresh cracked pepper + large flake sea salt, put into cast iron pan, smashed with bottom of pint glass, and then broiled in the oven.) salad: frisee endive mix with dried cranberries…

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The Beginning Stages of Learning a Language

This is a repost from arabiclanguage.me…for more dual language pieces check out the work Kifah and I have been doing over there… The Beginning Stages of Learning A Language This is my philosophy about language learning: You should race through the beginner stages as fast as you can in order to get to the good…

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The Importance of Creative Focus

Election cycles are tough. The hate, lies, and uncompassion spread by both “sides” towards one another becomes like an atmospheric poison soup. Any sane person looks forward to it being over soon. But, it is an opportunity to vividly experience how literally and intensely our own attention choices and thought choices affect our well-being. Instead…

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Mindfulness

This is a little interview I did recently for Everup about mindfulness. Morning routines have always felt essential to me; in the piece I describe my current approaches to meditation and other types of mindfulness.  

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The Moral Compass

I’ve had this theory for several years now about an individual’s ability to change. Now, to be honest, it’s a bit of a depressing theory.  I’d be happy to be wrong. Daniel actually thinks I’m wrong, which is a sliver of hope. My theory goes like this: People are not able to change their moral…

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