The world feels a little strange this week — I've been immersed in coverage of the Republican National Convention, to the point where it almost seems like everyday life when it's clearly a circus. My work shifts have been strange this week, which means I'm not rested at all; instead I've been trying to regulate my energy with a combination of running and meditation. The air conditioning has been out much of the week, which makes for grumpy Josh on top of the mixed realities.
Chase Jarvis, photographer and founder of CreativeLive, interviews Godin. Here are some of the points I think are important.
The time we next speak, it'll be nominating day for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, and we'll be just days away from the Democratic National Convention. Do the conventions matter? What's it going to be like in the wake of all the violence the past couple of weeks, particularly in Cleveland — where officers have been involved in a couple of highly-criticized shooting deaths recently and with Ohio being an open carry state?
I love me some Irvine Welsh. You probably know him as the author of Trainspotting. A foul-mouthed, sex-drugs-and-fucking Brit who sometimes allows his characters to get away with murder. Which he does in The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins. The book is something a bit different for Welsh. Set in Miami and focused on hard-ass […]
When, in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one person to look around at the landscape of today's world and do his best to keep his head from exploding, maybe it's time to just remember where we came from in the week after Independence Day and read the Declaration of Independence.
"Hard work is just preparation for a lucky day," Sir Mix-a-Lot tells Chase Jarvis I was supposed to be unemployed today. Long story, but I went over it in the bonus material of Episode 11 of the podcast (bonus material available with a donation at Patreon). Short version: I had the opportunity to mail it […]
I spent a couple of quick days in Birmingham over the past week, and I came back to a 10-year-old accidentally shooting his 8-year-old cousin. You know how I feel about this, right? And then a 5-year-old in New Jersey shot a 4-year-old with his mom's gun. Sigh.
I was pretty smart four years ago when I asked, "how do you plan for success?" I'm dumber now, I guess, because I just read that piece and learned something from it. Maybe I'm not dumber. Maybe I just needed a reminder. Clearly I haven't spent the four years learning the entire lesson. I was […]
In a shorter-than-usual podcast, we change directions this week, talking about running, being amazing at what you have, and allowing your plan to change.
A 2-fer on Saturday took me halfway to my 2016 running goal. 500 miles down, 500 miles to go. The calendar said I was 13 days ahead of schedule — we were 170 days into the year with 196 left. Yeah, I know. I picked a leap year. If I reach my goal on Dec. […]