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On paths

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Life is a garden, not a road. We enter and exit through the same gate. Wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice.” -Kurt Vonnegut

The trick with paths is not to think of them as places that you aren’t on.  Or at least, not to think of yourself as ‘not on any path’, and have that be a ‘bad thing’.

No matter what, you are on a path.

Remember, you give yourself more freedom when you are …

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Top Albums of 2013

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 in Music I'm Digging | 0 comments

In no particular order.  So many this year!

As A Spotify Playlist »

If I had to pick 10, they’d be Midlake, Rachel Zeffira, Savages, Emika, Jon Hopkins, Janelle Monae, Disclosure, Rhian Sheehan, Locust and Minilogue

Rock and Metal

  • Midlake – Antiphon [Bella Union] By far my favorite rock/psych record of the year

Runners-up:

  • Palms – Palms [Ipecac] – My annual guilty “Sounds like Filter/Deftones/Alt-Metal” choice, with the added bonus of it being made up of members of ISIS with


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What I Should Have Said At My Father’s Memorial Service

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 in Personal Reflections | 0 comments

My dad’s memorial service was this weekend.

There were a lot of old Artists there.

They come from an insular world in which Art is the only worthwhile endeavor, where “selling out” is the worst imaginable sin.

More than a few people got up to extoll his virtue as an Artist, his lifelong commitment to Art and being an Artist, and his keeping his promise to himself to always make Art.

They spoke of his legacy: His art.

(I guess …

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On fucking normal and fucking expectations.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Personal Reflections | 1 comment

Lately I’ve been spending some time thinking about all the ways in which I am not what society expects me to be.

I am smart, wise and curious, but I do not have a college education.

I am industrious and skilled in many areas, but I have not had a full-time job since 2011, and I am not interested in finding one.

I am male, straight and a feminist in a committed long-term relationship, but some of my views and …

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Presenting “Conversations for Deeper Context”

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in My Projects | 1 comment

So, as most of you probably know, one of the ways that I’ve been spending my time the last few years is through Deeper Context, a freelance thing I started back in 2011. The tagline for DC is “Let’s get together and talk about what drives you. For you, for the web and for your people.”, which I think describes what I’m trying to accomplish.

I’m very much avoiding as much of the Marketing and Social Media aspects of …

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RIP Charles Meyers 1934-2013

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 in Personal Reflections | 3 comments

My dad Charles Meyers passed away this past Sunday, August 4th at around 8 in the morning.

Those of you who knew him knew that he was quite a character, with a dark-as-night sense of humor and a predilection for awful puns and flirting with service industry folk (in case anyone was wondering where that came from).

For those that didn’t know him, he was an amazing artist, and you can see some of his work at http://www.charlesmeyers.com/

My father …

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On Taking Back My Power, Which Was Freely Given.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 in Personal Reflections | 3 comments

One of the great­est (and least dis­cussed) bar­ri­ers to com­pas­sion prac­tice is the fear of set­ting bound­aries and hold­ing peo­ple account­able. I know it sounds strange, but I believe that under­stand­ing the con­nec­tion between bound­aries, account­abil­ity, accep­tance, and com­pas­sion has made me a kinder person…

Dur­ing the inter­views [I did as part of my research], it blew my mind when I real­ized that many of the truly com­mit­ted com­pas­sion prac­ti­tion­ers were also the most boundary-conscious peo­ple in the study. Com­pas­sion­ate



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On being “Useful”, and selfishness

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 in Personal Reflections | 1 comment

“If you try to be very clever, if you try to be very useful, you will be used. If you try to be very practical, somewhere or other you will be harnessed, because the world cannot leave the practical man alone. Drop all these ideas. If you want to be a poem, an ecstasy, then forget about utility. Remain true to yourself.” -Lao Tzu

Boy did this one sink deep.

For  a lot of my life, I put a lot …

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