Thanking Sarah Palin

I received this e-mail this morning and thought I’d share it.  We wanted to update you on the media reports regarding the Our Country Deserves Better Committee’s "Thank You Sarah Palin" television ad campaign that launches this week.  Both CNN and CNN International contacted us for interviews on the subject.  The Wall Street Journal ran…

Zen to Done: First Weekend Day

Since I’m Collecting everything (Habit 1) via Jott and working on Early Rising (not a ZTD habit something I need more of), some apprehension preceded the the weekend’s arrival.  (What’s ZTD? Click here to view more details) Challenges of Weekend ZTD First, most of my list items focus on work.  That meant I’d have to…

The Crash Goes On

Today’s economic reads as though Dean Koontz decided to write a financial horror novel: Unemployment claims hit multi-decadal high Citi looking at selling itself Deflation Certain–the "malign" kind Stocks plumment 5 percent for second straight day S&P 500 hits levels last seen when Princess Di was alive American auto industry facing extinction It sound apocalyptic. …

Zen to Done: Day 1.5

In Zen to Done (ZTD), Leo Babauta recommends working on one positive new habit at a time.  He further recommends adopting the habits in the order presented in the book and warns that the temptation is to follow the advice of most similar systems and attempt a dozen new habits all at once.  Since I…

Fed Report Hints At Depression–Markets Tank

The Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee released the minutes of its October 28-29 meeting, today, in which some members raise the specter of economic depression extending more than 4 consecutive quarters.  The report calls the present financial mess the worst in more than half a century, carefully avoiding direct references to the Great Depression.…

Simplifying Life

After the tumult of the election, 2 years of college, and the financial meltdown, I’ve had it with hectic.  At least, I’ve had it with hectic that I don’t control in some way.  Searching for ideas (motivation, actually) to simply my life, I came across ZenHabits.net run by Leo Babauta.  I highly recommend this site…

Particularly Beware This Boy

It turns out, according to a Zogby poll to be released in its entirety today, that most Obama voters are woefully, frighteningly, and unforgivably ignorant of the basic facts of government and of Barack Obama himself.  Not surprising.  Dickens warned us of the dangers of ignorance in "A Christmas Carol": Suddenly, Scrooge noticed something strange…