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January 16, 2020

Sure he may be rude. Sure he may slam the coffee cups. Sure he may snap at you for touching his antique weights. But this guy, he just doesn’t care. The only thing he cares about is giving you the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had. And that’s exactly what he does. If Mr. …

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January 15, 2020

Taking one for the team. Someone's gotta do it. Sometimes you get chosen. Don't get caught up. Take it on the chin. Suck it up. Do it. Move on. Don't do it for the credit either. Do it for the positive impact. And move on.


January 14, 2020

The Heart Sutra is a Buddhist sutra that is essentially all the realisations Gautama Buddha had when he reached enlightenment.


January 13, 2020

North Japan’s Premiere Location for Spiritual Rebirth: The Dewa Sanzan (Yamagata) Take a step through the Zuishinmon gates and into the cedar forests of Mt. Haguro and you will instantly be whisked into another world, the world of the Dewa Sanzan. Located in the middle of Yamagata Prefecture, the Dewa Sanzan is the collective name …

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January 13, 2020

Yesterday I saw Yesterday (no pun intended). The premise is that a struggling musician gets into an accident where he realises he is the only one who knows The Beatles' songs. First up, I thought it was a good film. Although I think I'm likely to say that about any film I choose to watch. …

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January 12, 2020

When you’re doing creative work without constraints, it can be extremely easy to procrastinate. Constraints such as deadlines and quotas can be a way of pushing you to produce, even if what you’re producing isn’t perfect. Your work should always be your best, but it should also be published. If aiming for perfection means you’re …

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January 11, 2020

If I'm lucky, I'll think of good ideas. And if I'm lucky, I'll get to write this blog. And if I'm lucky, my ideas will meet the right people. And if I'm lucky, my ideas will spread. And if I'm lucky, I might just succeed. You know the adage. You make your own luck. Go …

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