All anyone should want

Family of three next to Christmas tree
Blogging in the moment and using real time, same day photos.

That Mariah Carey song, all 3/4 of a billion YouTube views…

i don’t want a lot for Christmas.

There is just one thing i need.

All i want for Christmas is you.

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Laughter is no enemy to learning

Exit door
Please. The video below is funnier than expected. Please use laughter to enhance what you do. But watch for the trap of using humor to medicate some deeper issue, for example, insecurity.

Laughter is no enemy to learning.

Laughter is also no enemy to stress reduction.

Ain’t gonna lie, the past weekend was so quiet that it reminded me how it’s been the past 30 years.

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Three Little Pigs comedy video

Walt Disney quote
It’s only impossible until you do it the first time.

Parables and fairytales were the first instruction manuals for life.

The Three Little Pigs is my favorite.

Watch the whole video or start at 1:30 in to begin the most incredible Three Little Pigs story ever.

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Racism is a tool

Winston Churchill quote
When anyone tells a lie about someone in order to make money, a crime has been committed. Slavery was invented long before Christopher Columbus sailed to America. Slavery may be the second oldest economic invention, after prostitution.

Last thing i wanted to do (or had time to do) this morning was watch an 18-minute TED Talk.

Something told me to at least listen to the first two minutes. Watched it all. Profoundly insightful. From here to this post’s end are soundbite quotes…

  1. race is not biological, it’s a story some people decided to tell.
  2. people told that story to justify the brutal exploitation of other human beings for profit.

Said another way, racism was invented as a tool to divide us and to prop up economic, political, and social systems that advantage some people and disadvantage others.

Of course, you, like me, don’t have 18 minutes to watch this. Ok then, just watch the first two minutes of this video…

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Face the Fire

Recyclable silverware
Reduce, reuse, recycle. 

Dan Fogelberg’s 1979 song Face the Fire is a plea for big business to cool their insatiable profit-driven habits.

Begs the time-tested question, “At what cost, progress?”

Short-term gains become habits and status quo. Long term consequences are ignored.

This reminds me of the short-sightedness of procrastination, avoidance, and under-focus on being decently organized. 

It’s the same train, just a different wreck waiting to happen.

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