6 Tips to Making 2015 the Best Year Ever

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Every year we say next year is going to be OUR year. Here’s how to make it true.

Why You Won’t Change in 2014: The Failure of Resolutions

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Justin Wisor believes resolutions rob us of the current moment, convincing us that where we are is not good enough.

New Year’s Eve, 1979

New Year 1980

December 1979 was a strange time to be a 12 year old boy.

How To Make 2014 Your Year of Real Magic


Jacob Nordby, with The Temple of Dreams: A Parable of Your Possibility—on how to learn the power of “except”.

Spring Dew

I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.

Spoon Jackson welcomes Spring with the declaration that “There is still beauty in cell bars.”

What You Gonna Spend Your One Wild, Precious, Free Life On?

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Looking ahead to a new year and asking that timeless question once again.

Wishing You a Happy End of the World


What if we woke up this morning and everyone saw the world differently?

Don’t Tell Me We Make Our Own Luck


In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt questions the idea of luck as one unfortunate event after another befalls his family in the new year. ♦◊♦ We are poor enough that instead of a door to our kitchen, we have a shower curtain. The rod is too long for the opening, so I lodged it between […]

Your New Year’s Resolution Is Going to Fail


My New Year’s resolution is to stop lying to myself on the first of January.

A tale of two years

      It’s finally 2012 and for that I’m glad.  2011 was a shitty year for me, but I have big hopes for 2012.  Of course, a year ago I said I had big hopes for 2011 and we know how that turned out. 2011 saw my health deteriorate and lots of financial stress, […]

Ten things I’ve learned from 2010

I am happier being single than in a relationship with someone I don’t love. I can excel when I am in a supportive environment, working with people I respect and like, and working for a cause I believe in. 30 ain’t so bad. My relationship with my folks will always be up and down, but […]