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Postcard #19: Ivy in Des Moines

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Ivy in Des Moines, Iowa. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawth... Read More

How to Conduct Your Own Business Audit

Last week I headed out for the Sunday morning long run, and my legs decided not to cooperate. After four miles, it was time to pack it in. Bummer—so I tried again a few days ago. The same thing happened… almost. At mi... Read More

Four Burners and Balance: The Follow-Up

Thanks again for all your input on the four burners theory. That was fun. I should say first that all is well in my life—I’m not concerned about falling off the edge or anything. I sometimes say that I’m going t... Read More

Postcard #18: S in Panmunjeom

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from S in Panmunjeom, South Korea. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE... Read More

The Four Burners Theory — Your Thoughts?

I did an interview for the nice people at The 99 Percent last month, and Jocelyn shared an idea that has stayed with me ever since. Here’s the idea — I like this quote from a David Sedaris article. Sort of an adap... Read More

Postcard #17: Feng in Malaysia

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Feng in Malaysia. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawthorne B... Read More

Non-Independence Day

I didn’t write an Independence Day post last week partly because I’ve been on the road. Burkina Faso is a fun enough place to visit, but there were no fireworks displays at night to celebrate America’s inten... Read More

Freelancing Update from Bamako

Greetings from Bamako, Mali—en route back to Europe after a week in West Africa. This trip has been intense, but it’s also been good. This time the temperature in West Africa was a more reasonable 90°F instead of the... Read More

Postcard #16: Saben and Lin in Vietnam

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Saben and Lin in Vietnam. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawtho... Read More

The Journey to Ithaca

Many of us are on quests, either real or representative. Since my quest is real, I like the metaphor of journeying. Going on a journey involves unexpected surprises, challenges, setbacks, and rewards. And I tend to think that... Read More