S3 E5 — Another Year Another Baby, Could Have Been Stevie like Stevie Nicks, but Noooooo!

Wait, what?  Our extended family actually grew with a new baby this past week.  Does that count? She’s healthy as is her mom, but to my disappointment another child is brought into the world and not named Steve.

Today’s Holiday Birthday (actually 9 months ago on 6/7/20) … Results beyond your expectations will come at the start of the new year. Your family grows in March 2021.

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

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 5 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 5th day of March in the spring of 2021 — which is a three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic year and then in the pandemic year, and now months after.

Previously in Season Three, The Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E4What a Fool Believes She Sees; S3 E3A Pivot, a Miracle or Something Paradoxically Normal?; S3 E2Preview of the New Post Pandemic Season; S3 E1 — Preview Day One in Season Three of the New Abnormality

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E5Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment; S2 E2New Season Preview: Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming; S2 E1Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?” 

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E5Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E4Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E3Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E2Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment ; S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “You have more stories than you think. The things you’ve done are so familiar to you that you cannot imagine how impressive they would be to another person, but if you share, you’ll find out.” Gemini

Evidence

Wait, what?  Our extended family actually grew with a new baby this past week.  Does that count? She’s healthy as is her mom, but to my disappointment another child is brought into the world and not named Steve. 

She could have been named Stevie like Stevie Nicks, but noooooo!

Today’s Holiday Birthday (actually 9 months ago on 6/7/20): 

“You’ll be called on to do something you haven’t done before. You’ll be both inspired and inspirational. A group will form around your leadership as you apply past experience to figure things out. Results beyond your expectations will come at the start of the new year. Your family grows in March 2021.”

Weirdly, as I scrolled through all the 109 news sources I track each day to fill 36 digital magazines I curate, the executive summary (which Brook asked for yesterday) popped into my mind. 

It feels like it is all about me — which is one of the experiment’s goals to answer the question: 

        • Does my horoscopes apply to me each day? My null hypothesis follows as something like horoscopes don’t apply to my experiences throughout the day. 
        • In the beginning I felt they might serve as fodder for fractured fairy tales or how greeting cards trigger my witty twists and the kind of humor I sprinkle into conversations. (Maybe the easiest TauBits to Twist are the ones I rated a “2” at the other end of the scale.)
        • And, for quite awhile I bracketed my Blog-to-LinkedIn posts with current and year old TauBits to make it easier for me to craft a headline.

Then, there’s the overarching goal from a life-story writer and an idea packager (me) about which “5” rated TauBits of Wisdom extend their wisdom beyond any specific Steves daily horoscope — wisdom-worthy for handing down as part of a legacy memoir no matter who or when I recorded them.

        • And, then there’s-by-the-numbers — the comparison of horoscope categories that I felt fit me on any given day, but showed up for Steve Zahn and Steve McQueen and Steve Carell, Steve Martin, Steve Wozniak, and Steve Jobs.
        • Why I decided to do it for the sake of the 4 day sampling each week and they represented a sample of the rest of the 12.

I began color coding the Big 4 to make it easier for me to tally by category of TauBits after the 1-year experiment terminated officially.

        • Those four categories morphed over time from what I loosely expected to find to what emerged as “Practical Project”, “Work and Career”, “Legacy Memoir” and “Love and Relationships”. 
        • How many could be characterized broadly and by which sub-topic.

Enough about this passion project.  

What about the Holiday Tau for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me?  

One of us likes to form opinions by tuning into news shows, and talk shows.  The other of us tries to filter out the noise and critically think about what is happening.  Does that count?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “If you ask the others, they’ll tell you what they see and you won’t be able to help being influenced. To find that truly original take on the situation, wait before you ask. Look at it a long time by yourself first.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

An inspiring relationship plays into the changes you make this year. That long list of things you didn’t have time for before gets a lot shorter as you check off many adventures. You’re not setting out to develop yourself; it just happens. Plans shift and expand. There are more people to care for and also put to work.

So, thank you Stevie and Steve.  Yes, please I’ll swipe this one since Brook’s offer yesterday during our somewhat meandering conversation helped me realize you two are on to something today.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “You have more stories than you think. The things you’ve done are so familiar to you that you cannot imagine how impressive they would be to another person, but if you share, you’ll find out.” Gemini

Right, Howey’s Holiday Tau, while brilliant and told from the opposite view where you look back to your younger self and give advice that would have made a difference is not quite right for me today.

“4”  Steve Howey, 42:The best and brightest version of future-you hinges on the ability of today-you to pay close attention. To stay engaged, figure out what’s in it for you, even when the scene seems to revolve completely around the other person.” Cancer

This seems like it would should come from Nash or Kerr instead of from two comedians and a founder.  It definitely would have encapsulated Kobe Bryant’s approach to scoring. 

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Sometimes, you have faith and you act on it. Today, your faith isn’t as strong, but you still benefit from action. Keep shooting for the goal regardless of whether you think you can make it.” Leo

Not quite a 5, guys, but I will say this — too many people over run pristine locations and don’t think twice about leaving their trash behind on the trails and beaches as if it were somebody else’s job to clean up after.

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Messes occur. It’s not your job to clean them up, though you’ll probably do it anyway, or at least be involved, because leaving things better than you found them is in your creed.” Virgo

Wise, brilliant advice I’ll swipe from you Steve.  

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: “Trying to accomplish everything on the list will be too stressful and counterproductive. Decide on what you’re not going to do today and, suddenly, everything lightens up. Plus, you move quicker.” Sagittarius

As if!  I can’t claim it, but I’m working towards deploying my imagination for knocking out walls — kinda like a “Love It or List It” story telling project.

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “No one knows how you do it, but somehow you’re able to draw vitality from lackluster scenes, badly illuminated in fluorescent light. Your imagination knocks out walls to install its own sun-streamed windows.” Pisces

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7280 to 7397 this week organically grown followers

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen Both of us, Emma the Baroness and I, have been processing the acquittal of our ex-President — not really being surprised by the “Big Lie” promoting followers in the Senate, but more disappointed after seeing new video documentation of the insurrection and detailed evidence time lines.  I return to Kurt Andersen’s book “Fantasyland” to help me through the process of filtering the unfolding events.

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S3 E4 — What a Fool Believes She Sees

Brook’s anger and frustration surfaced “as a former social scientist” when he described how unbelievable it was to him that so many do people not to believe in the science and the data and facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 4 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 4th day of March in the spring of 2021 — which is a three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic year and then in the pandemic year, and now months after.

Previously in Season Three, The Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E3A Pivot, a Miracle or Something Paradoxically Normal?; S3 E2Preview of the New Post Pandemic Season; S3 E1 — Preview Day One in Season Three of the New Abnormality 

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment; S2 E2New Season Preview: Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming; S2 E1Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?” 

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E4Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E3Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E2Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment ; S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): It’s hard to say which is more difficult — the battering down of instinct necessary to resist the temptation your inner animal is lunging for or the consequences that go along with giving in.”   Aries

Evidence

It was great finally talking by phone with Brook, one of my longer time friends, colleague and co-conspirator.  I told him I felt I’d been returning full cycle to my psychology days to seek an explanation — “What a fool believes, she sees … Doobie Brothers”. 

We talked a little about books and how much I’m really appreciating a connection to logic and both inductive and deductive reasoning passages in Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s “Mycroft Holmes” book.  

Is that an example of one of the “good old days” yearning which Kurt Andersen says used to hold sway, but now conspiracy theories reign supreme? 

Brook said he now finds himself saying more frequently, “At least I won’t be around long enough to witness how this will ultimately play out,” like the older last generation.

Okay, I like this essay for the Holiday Tau today: 

      1. Stories are a staple of humanity.
      2. Humans organize the world through stories. Perceptions are ordered through them, and roles are defined by them.
      3. The collective and individual human identity is forged in narrative — stories told to each other and stories told by each human to his or herself. 
      4. A string of facts is not a story. A string of facts is the raw material for endless stories.
      5. What makes a story is not what’s in it, but how it’s told.
      6. If you ever want to change who you are, then change your story. Don’t make things up; rather, use what’s there and think of it in another way.
      7. The first step in changing a story is in realizing that it is one.
      8. Humans tell themselves stories all the time (often unhelpful and fear-inducing stories) without realizing that is what they are doing.
      9. The best way to test a story is to tell it to different audiences.

So, our Holiday Tau might have been influenced by Oprah’s interview with her neighbors in Montecito, California — the Royals who fled Buckingham Palace.

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “No one is born with the stuff that will automatically make them popular or rich. Even those born to the monarchy must earn their status in the eyes of their court and country. You rise to the challenge of creating yourself.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Is that the dynamic Brook and I discussed?  Someone who knows what they are doing incites our inner animal bypassing any critical thoughts?  Are some of us just too gullible? Do we have so much invested in our magical thinking that the mere possibility of disproof feels like the loss of a loved one or a divorce?

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): It’s hard to say which is more difficult — the battering down of instinct necessary to resist the temptation your inner animal is lunging for or the consequences that go along with giving in.” Aries

Funny, Brook told me how he devotes his morning to reading books that challenge his intelligence. Not only is Howey’s Holiday Tau for me, but it’s relevant for him as well

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:Anything that pays off intellectually pays off — period. If you’re wondering if you’re going to make money, consider that may be an irrelevant question when it comes to pursuits likely to polish your mind and soul.” Cancer

Now comes the two comedians and the technology company founder.  Their Holiday Tau colored the professional leadership portion of my discussion with Brook since coaching and advising often boils down to better decision-making.  

But in our back and forth — me as psychologically trained experimental and clinical professional and he as a social scientist — we both set a date to continue our understanding about how context and culture help or hurt what’s been going on.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Context and culture play a huge part in people’s decision-making. Your work goes better when you dive deeper into understanding the values and challenges of the people you’re trying to serve.” Leo

We discussed my writing projects and Brook offered to help me bring them to completion as a cooperative “entity” which would require bridge building through trial and error to sharpen my clarity.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: “To bring the vision of your mind into a form that others can see, too, you must build a bridge. It will require trial, error and excellent communication with cooperative entities.” Sagittarius

I’m down with the trees and mushrooms.  If you were to compare the slightly edited version which appeared in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times — I know, remember newspapers — you got the productivity cycle part, but not the nature lesson.  Just saying.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “Don’t forget about the part in the cycle of productivity in which nothing happens. This dormancy is as crucial as sleep, which all living things do in their own way, even the trees and the mushrooms.” Pisces

What’s Going On

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves 

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen Both of us, Emma the Baroness and I, have been processing the acquittal of our ex-President — not really being surprised by the “Big Lie” promoting followers in the Senate, but more disappointed after seeing new video documentation of the insurrection and detailed evidence time lines.  I return to Kurt Andersen’s book “Fantasyland” to help me through the process of filtering the unfolding events.

Progress and Procrastination

    • Procrastination — Lost a full day replacing my 2000 Toyota 4-Runner with a leased Honda CR-V

Working on the Business

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7280 to 7397 this week organically grown followers

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S2 E12 — Too Anxious to Meet and Eat

I’m negotiating a bargain between my conscious and unconscious self about scheduling. But, I’m a little spooked about these new self-quarantined CDC recommendations and turned down two scheduled lunches for at least two weeks. But …

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

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 12 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 15th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E11Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop; S2 E10Cats, Ladders and Shaking Salt …; S2 E9Blame It On Your D4DR Gene, Not Me!

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E12Day 12 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E11Day 11 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E10Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E9 Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): There is outside pressure to do what you’d rather not.  Your hesitation is well-founded, though your reasons are unconscious and lack form.  Still your inner guidance is trustworthy.”  Aries

Evidence

We’ve agreed that if every other day I manage my ongoing email campaign (Working on the Business) — the even days — and feed a pipeline for publishing to Patreon on the even days (Working on the Business) and actually publish on Fridays, well then I’m devoting Saturday and Sunday’s to following “What Would Leo da V Do?”

Today’s Sunday, right! What Would Leo da V Do?  Bubble up associations.  

      • Introverts must be more suited to self-quarantines because of their D4DR genes.
      • Select website posts I can repurpose for Patreon. 
      • Interconnected, ripple-effects normally going unnoticed.  
      • Why introverts excel at scenario planning when extroverts ain’t got time for that.  
      • A good time to pause and reflect about your options.  
      • Dealing with the unknown. 
      • Before and after — when this happened and who was dealt the worst hand?
      • Traveling canceling and planning, when is it save, what will you find. 
      • The way it was.  Remembering Italy before.  
      • Remembering just last month, the way it was.  
      • For Patreon, articles from my websites about comparing 2008 to 2010, as chapters from my books and updates to them. 
      • Working from home, why it’s great to be an introvert.  Now is the time to sit down with your loved ones and plan.  Introduction to the 5-book series. Begin a new bucket list.

What am I missing?  Any sparks from today’s Holiday Tau?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You dare to move forward with a good plan, but you’re just not sure the plans on the table meet your standards.  That’s OK.  It will be fun to go back to the drawing board.” Scorpio

Is it really OK?  It doesn’t feel like fun now.  Just a lot of anxiety and boring, hard work.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

What’s left to steal?  Is this your birthday today?  Happy Birthday! Let’s check back in August.

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

You’ll achieve greatly over the next 12 months using nothing more than what you already have.  With feats of compassion and kindness, you’ll make a difference in the world while raising your own spirit.  A special relationship leads to improvement of health and routine.  You’ll make a legacy deal in August.”

Is there some sort of collision between Leo da V and our Patron Saint?  

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): There is outside pressure to do what you’d rather not.  Your hesitation is well-founded, though your reasons are unconscious and lack form.  Still your inner guidance is trustworthy.”  Aries

So it seems your Holiday Tau, W&W, seconds my last bullet point and suggests weighing the options.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: A move happening miles away causes a reshuffle. The whole game changes.  Stay agile and alert, ready to respond quickly to new challenges and opportunities.  Taurus

Funny your Holiday Tau should mention mentoring, as I’m beginning to receive replies from my mailing campaign to them.  

I’m a little spooked about this new self-quarantined CDC recommendations and turned down two scheduled lunches for at least two weeks. But …

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:You could use help from a mentor.  You’ll be in the lucky position to choose the best one for you based on the accurate evidence presented today.  Cancer

Yes, true.  Is that why I and for that matter Emma the Baroness hold back a little, or are we just private people?

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Competitive, territorial urges burble in your being.  Maybe you don’t love the way this feels, but on the bright side, it’s a sign that you have something to protect and preserve.” Leo

Your TauBit of Wisdom is how I advised those hundreds of proteges enrolled in the mentoring program I ran.  

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:It’s time to add a few new heroes to your pantheon.  It will benefit you to study some who are just one or two rungs above you on the ladder you would like to climb.” Libra

You know, your Holiday Tau might be on to something.  

One of the unformed Leo sparked ideas is making me look at this potential self-quarantine period as a time to focus on logistics and implications and ripple-effects and consequences that surprised people as the Great Recession wore on.  

Will this be another one of those times?  What lessons will we be able to draw?

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: This no time for philosophy.  This is a time for logistics.  Talk through details with discerning people who know the territory and can help you in a practical way.” Sagittarius

Ain’t that the truth, Harvey.  Emma the Baroness and I started out imagining who each other was, merged and grew into who we are. 

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:Relationships start in a state of fantasy.  You imagine who the other person is and they imagine who you are.  Somewhere in the middle, you settle on a mix of experimentation and reality.  Capricorn

Haha.  If I can remember how it actually goes, I’ll tell you the joke about faking authenticity.

“5” Steve Nash, 45:One of the buzzwords you need not worry about is ‘authenticity,’ as you cannot help but be anyone other that who you are.  Showing up ‘authentically’ is basically impossible not to do.  Aquarius

What’s Going On

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney

Working on the Business

    • 1,372  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines.

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S2 E9 — Blame It On Your D4DR Gene, Not Me!

Novelty seekers have a long D4DR gene and were less sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine. They need to experience life’s thrills and chills in order to produce higher levels of dopamine.

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

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 9 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 12th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in the Second Season

S2 E8How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work?; S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting OpportunitiesS2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data

Related from Season One

S1 E9Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E7Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment 

 

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You have ideas but you don’t know how to make them fly now.  Until you see the light, the best move is no move.” Scorpio

Evidence

I’m not too pleased when I discovered files critical to my writing process were missing in my desktop folders.  

Case in point.  

I was dead certain I had read a book about Steve McQueen, the now dead Patron Saint of the Tau of Steves.  

Several attempts later and giving up searches in my photo albums where I took pictures of pages, I decided to save highlights from another book, my Kindle borrowed library book, “Introvert Advantage” and I found McQueen, but only when I went to save the borrowed book.

A whole list of missing books appeared.  

Why? Thank you Steve Jobs and the iCloud team?

Anyway, “Play to Your Strengths” — Inner-Directed Talent Profiles seem to match up well with right-brain and left-brain introverts. 

A deep dive into the Introvert Advantage.

Some quotes: 

We all have a natural temperament climate in which we feel more comfortable, perform our best, and maintain a crucial balance. All human beings have 99.9 percent of the same genetic prescription. Our individual differences come from the 0.1 percent of our genetic material that is just us. 

Temperamental differences appear to be derived primarily from our neurochemistry.” “(O)ne gene, D4DR … influences temperament. No one gene causes a specific temperament. However D4DR, or the ‘novelty-seeking gene,’ has been studied extensively ….

Chromosome 11, named the personality chromosome affects the neurotransmitter dopamine … controls excitement levels and is vital for physical activity and motivation.

The novelty seekers were found to have a long D4DR gene and were less sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine.

They need to experience life’s thrills and chills in order to produce higher levels of dopamine.” .

(For) low-novelty seekers’D4DR genes were short and … they are highly sensitive to dopamine….  (I)n quiet activities, reflective individuals … are perfectly content to live at a slower pace.”  Kindle, Location: 851 — 861

I guess the question is, so what? 

Followed by the observation that neither our Patron Saint, Steve McQueen nor Steve Jobs represent today. 

Why?

At least our main guy showed his Holiday Tau and it’s exactly what I’m feeling.  Well done Zahnny.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You have ideas but you don’t know how to make them fly now.  Until you see the light, the best move is no move.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Another birthday heist is called for, though I’m neither proud of it or anywhere near qualified to legitimately claim it.  But, it holds possible answers to grounded ideas mentioned in Zahnny’s Holiday Tau.

Today’s Holiday Birthday:  

This year offers a variety of frameworks for you to operate within.  You’re like an actor who gets to play several roles.  Tight relationships will be the best part and your personal life will play out like a beautiful dance.  There’s an opportunity to mix in a professional area you’ve been intrigued with for years.

So, is this all about my low novelty-seeking D4DR short genes or what?

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Creativity and vitality spring alive as you disconnect from the digital world for a spell and reconnect to your inner world.  Taurus

Haha.  Is your Holiday Tau a twist on the former CEO of Intel who once claimed that at the pace of technology’s cutting edge being paranoid is a survival, if not thrival skill.  So, maybe a little stimulus to attract my attention shouldn’t be all that bad.  Any idea who’s passing what around?

“4”  Steve Harvey, 62:Do you get the impression that there is secret information being passed?  The tinge of paranoia is a sign to pay attention.  Capricorn

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen
    • The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney

Working on the Business

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S2 E8How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work?;  S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities; S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data ; S2 E5 Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment;  S2 E2New Season Preview:  Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming;  S2 E1 — Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?”

Related

S1 E9Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E7Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E5Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E4Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E3Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment;   S1 E2Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

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S2 E8 — How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work?

We  introverts account for only 30 or 40% of people,  according to research of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator temperaments and make the mistake of trying to fit our behavior and other choices into the dominant extrovert, outie way according to author, Marti Olsen Laney.

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

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 8 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 8th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in the Second Season

S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities; S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data

Related from Season One

S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E7Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Part of you is having a personal experience, while simultaneously another part of you is dealing with the person experience you are having.  Your awareness of your own multifaceted nature will calm you.” Leo

Evidence

It’s when we change our clocks in this part of the world to make our internal sleep systems suffer.  And to sadistically demonstrate how quickly we forgot all the steps for changing each clock in electronic devises that don’t even require a timer.  

Pro Trick?  I use my iPhone as the standard for each devise that doesn’t automatically change.  

    1. Punch in the 2, 3, or 4 steps required to advance the time to the correct one except for the very last, 
    2. Figure it will take 10 to 15 seconds,
    3. So the time to be set is one minute faster or earlier depending on the spring forward or fall back nonsense.  
    4. Watch the second hand sweep across the iPhone clock and as it clicks down to the 12 position push the last step in the sequence.

I feel I can take my cue for a variety of Volume Three Manuscript settings from “The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” — like synthesizing the science of temperament and what we know about the brain now.

It’s why I feel a closure coming full circle prompted by Shaggy when he recommended some of Sam Harris’ books and his podcast. 

Like other introverts, I feel adrift until I can remember something by association.  

Associative thinking as one of my former client’s, Marsh Fisher,  explained is a lot like trying to reach into a clear plastic container in your fishing tackle box for replacing the hook and night crawler that snapped off when that huge bass got away.  

It’s his entangled fish hook theory of creativity.  

If you take advantage of it you surface not only what you’re looking for, but all those linkages connected to it as well.  It was at the heart of what he baked into his IdeaFisher software as a resource for advertisers and copywriters and innovation teams.

 We  introverts, according to research of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator temperaments, account for only 30 or 40% of people, and according to author, Marti Olsen Laney, make the mistake of trying to fit our behavior and other choices into the dominant extrovert, outie way.

So you’re saying there’s hope for us?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Who should get your time: the one who needs it most?  The highest bidder?  The one who’s the most fun?  To vacillate only wastes the moment.  You’ll decide and go all-in.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Now this is what I’m talking about when it comes to receiving a strong TauBit of Wisdom from our Patron Saint!

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The assumption that others are happy leads to wondering why you’re not.  Lose the whole idea that there’s a baseline for happiness you’re not meeting.  Seek meaning no matter how you are feeling.  Aries

Oh man, or I should say men, this just feels like it opens the door for pushing the goal posts further (or is it farther) a way.  Like saying the finish line tape at end of the marathon race is 27 miles a way.  

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Realizing that there’s more work to be done can feel like a letdown, though it’s actually a sign of progress that leaves room for fine-tuning, improving or going back to the drawing board to ask different questions.  Taurus

Emma the Baroness and I traveled to Venice and the rest of Italy for our anniversary, to Norway her ancestral home, and to Jeffersonville, Indiana for a 50th birthday celebration and to Dexter, Michigan to stay with my little sis.  We can’t wait to make our way to Sedona and Prescott, Arizona.  We’ll try to make good on your Holiday Tau, Steve.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:People who travel often are usually either getting paid to do it or they’ve made travel a priority in their lives.  You want to see new places, and you’ll make it happen.  Cancer

At first, I felt scanning and then copying all the Holiday Tau just may be overkill all on one day, right? But considering the three amigos involved, I can see why I grabbed this one in the heist.  Not only does this dualism occur, but it is what I do when we travel so I can record my impressions for future use.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Part of you is having a personal experience, while simultaneously another part of you is dealing with the person experience you are having.  Your awareness of your own multifaceted nature will calm you.” Leo

In the expanded way I journaled my dualism, and why I find myself drawn back to recent research on the brain functioning, chemistry and evidence of temperaments, your Holiday Tau, Steve, is a great description.  

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:There will be freedom in a pen.  Write down all of the things that have been bugging you, exciting you or draining you, and you will become immediately lighter.  Aquarius

So G&G how do you interpret your Holiday Tau?  Does it go back to my new found perspective of innies versus outies — how extroverts typically rule the world and introverts don’t?  If so, I’ll give you a higher rating.  Quid Pro Quo.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:There are meaningful victories to be had, and there are also battles unworthy of you.  As for the metaphorical war raging on today, it will continue pretty much the same with or without you, your choice.” Virgo

Hey Coach Kerr, I get how you might interpret your Holiday Tau as a deficit in my problem-solving techniques.  But, maybe in light of the “Introvert’s Advantage” I’m wired this way and the only way to solve problems and behave effectively is to not try and be somebody else.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:Your worries have been essentially the same for years, an indicator that the usual problem-solving techniques haven’t worked and, in fact, might be part of the problem.  So, are you ready to get unconventional?” Libra

And, yet what intrigues me is exactly how your TauBit of Wisdom implies we can and should take advantage of our unconscious process which filters how we see the world once we sense it and flip it to change lenses.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): However wrong or right you may be about who you think you are, that’s the lens through which you see the world.  And when you change lenses, you’ll see a different world.” Pisces

Premium opportunities are good things.  And timing, even springing forward only makes us late by following the clock.  And Emma the Baroness takes her time resetting her clock and loves to ask, “What is the real time?”

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:The timing of things would be silly to argue with.  The world isn’t running late or early.  Go with what’s happening.  Premium opportunities are there for you as you’re present to the moment.  Capricorn

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

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    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen
    • The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney

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S1 E110 — Love, Longing, Belonging, Connection and Loss

She deserted us as I was about to graduate.  Turns out some hanky-panky was going on during the seven months I had been in a combat zone. We had moved her and my son to Muncie where she got a teaching job.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “We have names for feelings, and this helps us process them, though those names are usually reductive.” Scorpio

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

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 110 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 27th day of October in the fall of 2019.

Evidence

Here’s what I’ve been working on today. Marc Maron, in my dream,  asked why I moved to California from the Midwest. I answered for three reasons in the previous segment, S1 E109.

. We pick it up from there:

Marc:  Two down.  What was the real reason?

Steve:  Following my wife to Pico Rivera.

Marc:  What do you mean?

Steve:  She deserted us as I was about to graduate.  Turns out some hanky-panky was going on during the seven months I had been in Vietnam. We had moved her and my son to Muncie where she got a teaching job.  

Marc:  You didn’t know anything was going on.

Steve:  No.  No clue.  No “Dear John” letter.

Marc:  You mean Dear Steve, ha ha right?

Steve:  Turns out the teacher she had the fling with knew somebody out in California, so they took off.  

Marc:  How did that feel?  They were in California, but you were in Indiana.  Why did you move?

Steve:  Promises.  The kind about making a big mistake.  Asking forgiveness.  And so on. 

Marc:  So it worked out.

Steve:  At first.  But then while I felt I was doing the right thing again for the sake of the family, looking back now I realize I felt betrayed to the core.

Honey. Honey.  Wake up.  We have to get ready.  It’s 3 p.m.  You slept all day and we have to meet everybody downstairs in the lobby in 45 minutes.

Today the feelings referenced in Zahn’s, Winkler’s, Emma the Baroness’ and my Holiday Tau are about love — longing, belonging, connection and loss.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “We have names for feelings, and this helps us process them, though those names are usually reductive.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Although this is Day Four of Scorpio Time, I still have to wait four more days until I won’t feel as bad ripping off your birthday.

Today’s Holiday Birthday:  

You’ve often felt the world was trying to make you into something you were not.  This year, the world seems only to support the person you want to be.  This new level of help all around you allows you to let down your resistance and be carried by life’s flow.

Can I sign up for that one?  Can it be true for me even if today is intact not my birthday?

Now, the Holiday Tau for Kerr hits close to home.  If you consider I left Muncie, Indiana and never looked back.  And I left Plainfield, New Jersey and Cincinnati, Ohio and Hanover, Indiana and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and St. Louis, Missouri and Pico Rivera, California — and never looked back.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:Home is seldom where a person is born.  It’s always where a person has to leave.” Libra

I don’t think so.  Usually it does but not so much today.

“2” Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: Curiosity will lead you to unexpected places today.” Taurus

I’m also not buying Smith’s or Howey’s Holiday Tau unless you combine them into parts one and two. 

Part One:

“3”  Steve Smith, 30: Imagine your pain as a marble trapped in a puzzle box of sliding doors and triggers.  Keep trying different moves until you release this pain.” Gemini

Part Two:

“3”  Steve Howey, 42:The attractive moves and unattractive moves we make all get absorbed by the people round us.  Today this principle will work for you.” Cancer

Haha.  Sure it’s true except for the parts I’m lying about.

“3”  Steve Aoki, 41: If there’s something that’s worth asking over and over again, it’s the question, ‘Is that true?’” Sagittarius

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S1 E109 — Do All Introverts Take the Long Acetylcholine Pathway?

It’s a long slow process.  In the brain the way we introverts process experiences is along the Long Acetylcholine Pathway, which means an introvert has a really busy mind worrying about what’s going to happen and draws very strongly from their long-term memory bank.

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

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:Memories get rewritten each time they are revisited.  Today, you’ll think of how you’d like to remember something as it’s actually occurring.” Libra

Evidence

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 109 in the first season of ” My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 26th day of October in the fall of 2019.

While it is in fact “Day Three of Scorpio Time” if today was my birthday, which it is not, then I wouldn’t feel so guilty swiping this.

Today’s Holiday Birthday:

It seems like a basic thing, but the simple act of breathing easier and more deliberately will open you to connection, relaxation and good fortune. A fun crew is featured through the holiday season. You’ll enjoy influencing one another. A game that takes months to master will bring you financial and personal reward.

I guess I have to wait and see how everything works out, right? 

What have I been working on today?  

Basically, the extension of my dream begun in Oslo, Norway, of being interviewed for the WTF podcast by Marc Maron.  

Here’s today’s draft of a segment of the interview:

Steve:  So, each morning you’d have to get up 30 to 45 minutes earlier than you wanted to run from the warmth of your mobile home to your ice berg car, turn the engine on to get the heat going, directed to your windshield.

Marc: So the wipers could move?

Steve: And the rubber blades wouldn’t disintegrate.

Marc:  OK got it.

Steve:  Then when it was time to leave for your work you can take a credit card or a bonafide plastic scraper and finish the job of defrosting.  Plus the interior of you car was nice and toasty.

Marc:  So let me guess.  You almost kill yourself by carbon monoxide poisoning?

Steve: No. Ha ha.  It wasn’t parked in a garage.  But one day I was still in my black robe and well-worn graying slippers.  I quickly stepped to the side of door while trying not to step into melting snow puddles, slipped my key in to unlock it and …

Marc:  And?

Steve:  Broke it off in the lock.  So far in I couldn’t see the piece wedged inside.  I knew then and there I was so stupid for living where it gets so cold when I could live almost anywhere else I wanted.  That’s when I began Mamas-and-Papas- ing it.

Marc:  What?  Oh, wait, “California Dreaming On Such a Winters Day.” Ha ha.

So Zahn’s Holiday Tau might resonate for Henry Winkler, but not so much as it stands for Emma the Baroness and me.  If I stretch it to apply to my writing process, then it might work better.  

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Ask what part of the situation you might flow more life to, and then do it and watch things start to shift.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Kerr’s Holiday Tau feels more relevant, because I’m literally rewriting an anecdote from my past and reliving it.  

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:Memories get rewritten each time they are revisited.  Today, you’ll think of how you’d like to remember something as it’s actually occurring.” Libra

Here’s the scientific stuff I’ve researched about introverts like me.  In the brain the way we process experiences is along the Long Acetylcholine Pathway, which means an introvert has a really busy mind worrying about what’s going to happen and draws very strongly from their long-term memory bank. So, G&G’s Holiday Tau fits pretty well today.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:The spiritual and the scientific coexist nicely in your mental processes today.” Virgo

Of course two iconic musicians would celebrate tonight’s Holiday Tau.  Hopefully, Emma the Baroness will join in after dark.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: We’re so far from the tribe and fire now that any dance seems like a special occasion.  Tonight should be so fun that you’ll vow to make it happen more often.” Taurus

I’m afraid for all the rest of the Steves I’m issuing an apology for not wanting to steal their Holiday Tau.  Let’s just leave it at that.

“2”  Steve Smith, 30: You may have given too much of the wrong thing because you didn’t know better.  You’ll make adjustments to what you’re willing to give to get what you want, or to simply to stay in the game.  Gemini

“2”  Steve Howey, 42:It’s a strange feeling to learn that you misunderstood something and held the wrong belief for a long time, but such is life.  Many never reassess what they know for accuracy.  You’re ahead.” Cancer

“2”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: You’re deliberate about testing boundaries.  It comforts you to know the limits, though that won’t keep you from pushing past them.” Leo

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S2 E7 — Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities

What’s Going On?  Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 7 of the Second Season,  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 7th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Not everyone knows what you know, can do what you can do or wants what you want.  To think about it from another’s point of view will be invaluable today.  Aries

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

Shifting Opportunities

Evidence

It’s been 12 and 18 hour days this past week, so spending a fewer hours today compared to the others allowed me to realize my entire email list lives or has lived in the California’s South Coast Region, mostly in Orange County.  

Having been replying to the first few of the personal responses my mass mail today, I see how to beg “forgiveness” in approach to two broad categories:

My “ask” of the mentors I recruited over the last decade has to do with legacy (Volume Three  Manuscript) looking back to their trajectory and broader areas outside of their work life.  

My “ask” of their executive MBA proteges has more to do with Organization Types and Growth Stage profiles (Volume Two Manuscript). 

Since Zahn, Henry Winkler, Emma the Baroness and I missed out on today’s allotment of valuable Holiday Tau, let’s see if there are any we might want to swipe.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Leave it to our Patron Saint to more succinctly and wisely express what I attempted on this shortened Saturday.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Not everyone knows what you know, can do what you can do or wants what you want.  To think about it from another’s point of view will be invaluable today.  Aries

Given early indications about an emerging pandemic will this Holiday Tau for you two iconic musicians turn out to be prescient or are we just panicking over nothing?

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: You imagine some places with all the zest of one with no intention of going.  Others you imagine carefully, knowing that when the time comes, you’ll go all-in.  Taurus

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    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen

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S3 E2 — Preview of the New Post Pandemic Season

It reminded me of living life as an artist, synchronicity, and getting a break — all from the intuitive, inspirational side of living — when it is dark, and you dream and your self-defeating thoughts keep you awake.

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

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:You don’t have to explain everything you do, not even to yourself. In fact, today, explaining would only slow you down, diminish the mystery and put a damper on the magic.  Aquarius

I may have heard the phrase “inner life” from a podcast.

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 2 in Season 3 of  TauBits for the Taking” on this 27th day of February in the winter of 2021 — which is a three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic year and then in the pandemic year, and now months after.

Evidence

It reminded me of living life as an artist, synchronicity, and getting a break — all from the intuitive, inspirational side of living — when it is dark, and you dream and your self-defeating thoughts keep you awake. 

How do you face the day?  

Do you avoid and procrastinate or meet your challenges head on? 

Following instincts?  

We’re all animals basically.  

What’s driving us? 

From a spiritual center? 

Are there laws we don’t yet understand?  

What about coincidences? 

What about intuition and hunches?

You could say Zahn’s Holiday Tau fit perfectly as did each of the other three Steves into my theme of the day.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “When they ask you why you made X choice instead of Y choice, you may not have a great line of reasoning to impart. Suffice it to say, much comes to you by way of human instinct.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

So, today so not my birthday, but I can definitely use it.  This is coming to you in Pages by Apple.  I chose it because it can convert into a book format.  Trust me, I’m confused.  Should I select a book template that I haven’t tried before?  Or, should I revert back to what I chose for “The Knowledge Labs” series?  Either way my passion extinguished.  

Today’s Holiday Birthday. 

You’ll realize how you were holding on for dear life to something that’s not even buoyant. A new perspective will have you dropping the thing that makes you work so hard to stay afloat (both emotionally and fiscally) in favor of a truly light and protective entity that will make your journey a pleasure.

Given that I just stole someone else’s birthday, I should only consider what’s rightfully mine, Emma the Baroness’, Henry Winkler’s and Steve Zahn’s.  I’m rating it high for silliness and counter-productivity states.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:Even driven people don’t get after it at top speed through the whole journey. Comfort, sleep, inactivity, silliness and even counter-productivity are all states that have a place in the cycle of growth and attainment.” Cancer

Just the other day I curated an article for my digital magazine, “San Francisco Region” about Lawrence Ferlinghetti who died after reaching 101 years old. I was taken with his quote about San Francisco and the community that grew around “City Lights” as a founder and co-owner: “’

You could come here and start anything you wanted.’ But in recent years he said it had become ‘an artistic theme park without artists.’” Isn’t if fitting that the Holiday Tau for the coach of the Golden State Warriors might reflect Ferlinghetti’s art of poetry and living life “out there” not in books.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54: As for the art of loving and the art of being alone, both curriculums exist in the same Fine Arts Building at the University of Life. They are sister programs in the interdisciplinary track.” Libra

Enough said, right Nash? There comes a time when you just have get with the flow and react to the situation in play.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:You don’t have to explain everything you do, not even to yourself. In fact, today, explaining would only slow you down, diminish the mystery and put a damper on the magic.  Aquarius

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves 

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen Both of us, Emma the Baroness and I, have been processing the acquittal of our ex-President — not really being surprised by the “Big Lie” promoting followers in the Senate, but more disappointed after seeing new video documentation of the insurrection and detailed evidence time lines.  I return to Kurt Andersen’s book “Fantasyland” to help me through the process of filtering the unfolding events.

Progress and Procrastination

    • Procrastination — Lost a full day replacing my 2000 Toyota 4-Runner with a leased Honda CR-V

Working on the Business

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S2 E6 — No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data

Maybe we can shift suppliers and bring you lime-scented messages at a lower cost without having to abandon our unwavering commitment to virtual bottles instead of using harbor and ocean-clogging plastic. Hmm … ?

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You need to keep some in the reserve today.  Hold back because your expenditures, mostly emotionally speaking, will be a little more intense than anticipated.” Scorpio

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

Evidence

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 6 of the Second Season,  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 6th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Having almost figured out my publishing options on the Patreon Platform I managed to post my fourth essay, Keeping It Fresh in the Message Bottling Lab and the first in March. I’m working on a companion piece:

Do we share your data without you knowing it?  Look, this is literally a manual operation. 

It’s low tech.  

Living this far out of the main stream and at a great distance from fashion currents we have to hump our way all the way down to the sea to collect your returnables. 

And then hike all the way back up to the labs, grab the next set of virtual bottles and toss them off the coastal cliffs far enough out to catch the slipstream hoping the tide will deliver them to you. 

All day long we have to huff and puff down and back up to the lab. 

Like I said it’s a manual operation.  And, yes it’s true several key pages from the manual blow away from time to time if we leave the glass stained windows open like we did just last week.  

So, no we don’t share your precious little frickin’ data with anyone else. It’s our policy. We stand by it. And, we literally don’t know how.

This week’s normally hidden rippling effects surfaced as viral fears gripped citizens. 

      • Fewer cruise ship tourists enjoyed the added bonus of two weeks at sea.  We here at the labs noticed a slight dip in the availability of virtual glass bottles from our suppliers. 
      • While Costco members rammed each other like shopping-cart pirates, Seth Meyers reported that out of growing panic the sales of Corona long necks dropped in demand.  
      • We noticed the falling out-of-favor trends weeks and months ago outback, but chalked it up to shifting Millennial demand for Pacifico.  

Is there an opportunity here we should pounce on, literally?  

Maybe we can shift suppliers and bring you lime-scented messages at a lower cost without having to abandon our unwavering commitment from virtual glass instead of literal harbor and ocean-clogging plastic. Hmm …?

Can we find lime-scented Holiday Tau for Steves today?

Hmm… Steve I don’t quite get what our TauBit of Wisdom is supposed to mean for today, do you?

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You need to keep some in the reserve today.  Hold back because your expenditures, mostly emotionally speaking, will be a little more intense than anticipated.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Is this an ad for solar energy?  Who wouldn’t want a long-term project conclude lucratively?

Today’s Holiday Birthday: “You’ll savor the long stretch of peace that comes at the top of this solar return.  Serene moments will be shared with a tight group.  A long-term project will end lucratively.  There’s a fair exchange that leads to something much more interesting, and as you apply your talent, business keeps favoring you.”

And, what does our Patron Saint have to add to our Holiday Tau? Sure, but which other compensation forms are you referencing?

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): It may help your attitude to consider that there may be other forms of compensation in play that cannot be tallied at this time.  Aries

Does Smithy have the answer?

“3”  Steve Smith, 30: The question of doing things for love vs. money will come up.” Gemini

Now, Howey why is it that I chose to include your Holiday Tau?

“3”  Steve Howey, 42:Getting out of a rut will be a matter of leverage and different sorts of movement.  Cancer

But, what if after you do all that coach you write a book about it?

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:Get the experience — the face-to-face, sweat-on-the-pavement experience.  There’s no story, movie, class or book that could teach you the same thing.” Libra

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities 

Smart Moves

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 5-Hundred Year History” by Kurt Andersen

Working on the Business

    • 1,337  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines. 
    • Who is my target audience at Patreon?  
      1. Introverted creators who are the overeducated and the underpaid; everyone from underpaid musicians to out-of-work PhDs;  
      2. who shop at Trader Joe’s (or wish they could); 
      3. who have more sophisticated and diverse tastes in food and drink.“ 
      4. find elements of the lifestyle they aspired to for not too much money, 
      5. within the reality of a schoolteacher’s salary that 
      6. offered glimpses into a much more affluent lifestyle. 
      7. marriage of Consumer Reports and Mad magazine. 
      8. a chatty rundown on new, seasonal and offbeat offerings

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