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Walking Blues

on October 27th, 2011 by Fabrice

Starting with Robert Johnson’s Walking Blues, many a blues song begins with “When I woke up this mornin’…” With all due respect to Robert Johnson, this is no coincidence. Before you awake in the morning, are you there? Is there a “you” to be worried about whether your “baby started her low down ways”?… It […]

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Knowing vs. Believing

on October 14th, 2011 by Fabrice

I mistakenly thought, when I chose this topic for this blog post, that I would easily be able to make my point. However, the more I looked into the subject, the more I realized that pinning down a definition for “knowledge” and “belief” was an uphill battle. So instead of presenting to you a coherent, […]

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Letting Go — It Never Worked

on September 13th, 2011 by Fabrice

Japanese Zen master, Tanzan, who lived in the late 19th century, tells this famous story of traveling with fellow monk, Ekido, down a road to a muddy river crossing. Reaching the river bank, they encountered a lovely young woman in her beautiful silk kimono, unable to cross without ruining her clothes. Without hesitation, Tanzan graciously […]

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Getting Things Done

on August 15th, 2011 by Fabrice

I was listening to a podcast of one of my favorite programs, last week, Forum on KQED Public Radio. The guest was David Allen, author of the best-selling book Getting Things Done. This piqued my interest because procrastination is a deep interest of mine. Beyond the useful but mechanical time management techniques, I paid attention […]

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