S1 E156 — Hope? Placeholder? Sign?

Wow, is this a sign?  An omen?  The President’s impeachment coverage sapped all my strength and motivation. I have to be honest I felt depressed until I turned to the “Comics” page in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times. Where Emma the Baroness amuses herself with quirky questions answered in an advice column and I read my Holiday Tau for the day.

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “There’s power in a name.  When it’s given, it’s a hope, a suggestion, a placeholder for potential.  By living, we write the definition to the word that it is our name.” Scorpio

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 156 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 19th day of January in winter of 2020.


And, just like that my brain turned on a dime, which can be quite painful.  Here’s what it inspired:

In what sense?  That’s a great question. Why? I intend to self-publish what I envision to be a group-written effort. Maybe better put, written by a community and edited by me. 

The subject matter focuses on legacy and wisdom. But through what it’s like to be given a name by your mother who brought you into the world with loving expectations.  You begin with a sound — your name. 

And you grow and evolve into your own life. So I’m wondering to what extent that name imprinted into you core identity since birth influences your life? And, to what degree do all of us with the same name encounter the same reactions it? 

What’s in a name, its Tau?

This is probably the only time in history that we have the technology to solicit input from “Friends-of-Steves” — their parents, sisters and brothers, lovers and partners, and friends and associates — to give their view “from the outside” as well as from Steves themselves for their view “from the inside.”

It will require some “hand-me-up” knowledge to pull it off.  Especially figuring out a way for finding FOSs and inviting them keep us Steves honest, you know?

So then the three volumes of “The Knowledge Path: Live, Love, Work, Play, Invest and Leave a Legacy” would be complete?

Yes, but I can’t do it alone.  Which is why I’m here on Patreon and need your help.


This is a celebration of Steves.  And in many ways, not the least, a respite from the addictive impeachment trial setting up a fresh start.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): If you could give one thing to this day that would make it memorable, it’s the respect of a fresh start.  Leave yesterday’s concerns in yesterday, and think of the next 24 hours as its own separate bubble of potential.”  Aries

What I wrote certainly poured out like your Holiday Tau suggests, Steve.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:Your emotions are water, your lips a faucet, and your mind is the valve.  You can say or not say.  You can turn up the heat or you can cool it.  You’re in total control — not of the emotion, but of the way it comes out.”  Cancer

What say you three?  How can you add to the celebration of Steves? I do feel expansive.  Thank you for that.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: How open you are today!  The sort of learning you’ll do isn’t exactly intellectual.  Still, it seems to expand the spaces within your mind and send them to the outer reaches of the sky.” Leo

Leave it to G&G to pull me back to metrics and the practicality of my focus.  Let me say this about that.  I’m guessing all or part of what I composed will show up in Patreon. If, as your Holiday Tau emphasizes needs to be finished sometime in this century.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Though you’re curious about the meaning of things and in tune with the way situations make you feel, you’re also looking for practical results.  You want to come away from today with something that can actually be counted.” Virgo

Damn, Steve.  We were on such a roll with our little celebration of Steves.  Other than the poetic license, I just don’t get it.

“2”  Steve Kerr, 54:There are more and less noble pursuits, though the categories don’t usually go the way people typically expect.  The grandest event can require but a fraction of the nobility that’s inside the observation of an insect.” Libra

Wow, first we’re talking insect observations and now how small we really are in the grand scheme of things over a life time, Steve.  At least your Holiday Tau reaffirms what I tell Emma the Baroness as we both are glued to the television screen, stuck on our couches. Wait how is that possible?

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:If you mapped out all you saw, it would be but a tiny dot next to the map of all you never saw.  This is what drives you. You’re aware of your own bias, and it humbles you and makes you the best observer in the room.”  Capricorn

Haha. Lock him up, lock him up.  Those are my answers to the problem of the day.  You know from each of the books I’ve read about Trump and Putin I hope the impeachment’s outcome will be different than the Mueller Investigation when IMO the evidence is all there.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Perhaps you don’t have as many answers to the problems of the day as you’d like, but at least you can ask the interesting questions that will increase the interest of the world and the wonder of common things.” Pisces

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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