S3 E18 — My Teacher is Sending You to Detention!

Is this cheating?  It’s not like I’m not committing a crime already.  I mean let’s face it not that many TauBits of Wisdom I curate are legitimately mine. But at least of the ones I score each day, they hit the printed page on the day I note.  This, however, breaks that rule.  

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

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Sure, living in the present is usually optimal — but not always. When the past keeps pulling you into its dream, there’s something for you there. The living you do in the past counts as living, too.” Taurus

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 18 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 27th 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 from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E17Guess What? You’re on a Treadmill Just Now Picking Up Speed; S3 E16Quid Pro Quo the Awesome Kind; S3 E15 — Wait, Did I Say That Out Loud?

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E18What is the Truth and How Can You Tell?; S2 E17Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out; S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo?; S2 E15 — Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List” 

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E18Day 18 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E15 — Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

Which is the subject of Non Sequitur by Wiley, though not from today but from yesterday:

The first two scenes are at home.

“How was school Danae?  Anything fun happen?”

“Yes, thanks to you, Daddy!”

“Oh? How so?”

“I remembered what you said when you yelled at the TV about perpetuating a Big Lie.”

The scene shifts to school and a teacher. 

“…And even the President isn’t above the law.”

So Danae says, “Can you back that up with any President ever held liable of his crimes?”

In the last scene at home, “Um… How was that fun?”

“My teacher is sending you to detention.”

Since I’m on a crime spree, check out yesterday’s Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Patis:  

Pig climbs the side of the hill where a donkey sits on top. 

“Oh wise ass on the hill what great wisdom have you reached during the pandemic? That the future is uncertain? That loneliness can be crippling?  That life is fragile?” 

“That I can go five days without showering.”

At the base of the hill Pig turn to Rat, “This pandemic has been very enlightening.”

If you scanned my week for which talent projects I compulsively completed at the exclusion of everything else I was supposed to spend my time — like filing 2020 taxes — you’d see I composed seven days worth of the last month in my 1-year experiment.

Maybe not quite as bad as the wise ass on the hill, but just about as enlightening as great wisdom goes.

Evidence

And, that turns my attention to today’s Tau of Steves beginning with the only one for which I don’t have to break the law as a birthday impersonator.

Where is glory?  In Idaho somewhere?  I feel the weight-lifting strain without any glamour.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “The building goes up one brick at a time and so does your success. There is no glamour in it today (each move looks and feels like a weight-lifting repetition), but eventually, you’ll dance in glory.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

I feel less like a criminal ever since we declared Steve McQueen our Patron Saint.  His Holiday Tau for today, touches on Wiley’s Non Sequitur, but I can only wish for the punchline. 

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): People are born with open mouths and minds. Many adults are better at closing their minds than they are at closing their mouths, but your disarming approach sparks imagination and brings people back to openness.” Aries

I felt so much better lifting WW&C’s TauBit because truth be told, I’m living in two different time zones.  Most of this week I’ve been stuck in pre-COVID 2020 February first through the second week the 15th.  Do you remember what life was like then? 

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Sure, living in the present is usually optimal — but not always. When the past keeps pulling you into its dream, there’s something for you there. The living you do in the past counts as living, too.” Taurus

Hmm.  Maybe I should combine your TauBit of Wisdom with Aoki since I’d circling around stories for my Memoir, a work-work-in-progress “Volume Two Manuscript.”

“4”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “As for the rituals and beliefs you no longer participate in, it’s not because you lost them along the way, rather they got traded in the development of your soul. There’s no part of your story that doesn’t belong there.” Gemini

Does this count?  I left off at Day 171 of My 1-Year Experiment struggling with how to write about a decade for my memoir.  

Is it about encountering 2008 and 2009 graduates who felt they were sold a bill of goods?  Or about how the requirements changed and I chafed at those requirements?  

Or is it about how my guidance provided insight into how plateaued professionals might advance once they better understood the lay of their land and how to propose value-adding strategies of overcome their type-casting weaknesses?

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41: “When you can’t figure out what you want, start with what you don’t want. When you X out the negative space, form emerges. You’re like a sculptor chipping away at anything that is not the masterpiece.” Sagittarius

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7397 to 7455 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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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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S3 E17 — Guess What? You’re on a Treadmill Just Now Picking Up Speed

Last night Emma the Baroness and I gladly welcomed Jazzy to our family room and dinner table for his take on the size of the wedding budget, how many guests will be invited and the big reveal of who and how many Jazzy and our combined lists totaled.

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

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Don’t worry. You didn’t meet the right person at the wrong time because that’s not even a thing. There’s only meeting people when you do and making it mean something to you.”  Taurus

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 17 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 26th 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 from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E16Quid Pro Quo the Awesome Kind; S3 E15 — Wait, Did I Say That Out Loud?; S3 E14 — How!

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E17Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out; S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo?; S2 E15 — Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”; S2 E14 — Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift  

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E15 — Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

He and Delta Girl agreed to hold the line to a smaller, more affordable and intimate sized affair.  Even though he slightly recalled names we wanted to add he said he was drawing the line at people he saw frequently in his life, not necessarily even parents of those buddies.  

I airdropped our spreadsheet of combined names, ranked with “5” as must haves to his iPhone and asked who and how invitations would be addressed.  Like somehow sending contact cards with addresses or on the final cut spreadsheet?  

He answered that it’s almost a year away and didn’t get the urgency of questions we asked.  

Haha I told him, you’re on a treadmill that is just now speeding up.  Emma the Baroness said postponed plans will lead to a rush of weddings and sold out accommodations for out of town relatives.

In kind of a coincidence, this morning I spotted this comic in the LA Times print edition.   It was a two panel sight gag in Blondie by Dean Young & John Marshall. 

In the first scene, a close up at the catering counter separating Blondie from a young blonde woman.  She says, “We had to postpone our wedding fo a whole year! But now we’re ready.” “Oh, Shayna, how wonderful that after all that time you and dean still chose each other.” In the second scene a long shot with Dean lying on the floor but being dragged to the counter by Shayna holding onto his shirt collar, “Oh yeah … We’re both really excited!”

Evidence

Any Holiday Tau worth reporting for us Steves?

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

So, if there ever was a Holiday Tau meant for Emma the Baroness and me, this would be the one, but with a slight twist.  We did meet each other at the wrong time, which is the subject of our life long love affair in Volume Three.  

And, then there’s the total improbability of meeting at all.  She was born in Lillehammer, Norway and I in Plainfield, New Jersey.  

She had taken a temporary job at the same state hospital where I had agreed to work on my psychology internship as a way for making money while also working for Dr. Sig half-time at the Behavior Modification Institute in Newport Center, across Pacific Coast Highway and up the undeveloped field filled with the kind of owls that burrow from Corona del Mar.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Don’t worry. You didn’t meet the right person at the wrong time because that’s not even a thing. There’s only meeting people when you do and making it mean something to you.”  Taurus

Hi, Steve.  I’m guessing as our Patron Saint you must be looking down on our humble effort here and bless our passion project. 

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Different people inspire you to connect to different parts of your nature. Who has you seeking your better angels? Those are the folks to fill your mind, heart and time with now.” Aries

I have to agree in principle, Steve.  But my real clutter has shifted to text messages and social media more so than email.  I hardly ever read my emails anymore (5500), since like text messages and home phone answering machine telling me my car warranty is about to expire I’ve beaten them into mind share submission.  Now, how about all those SPAM comments on my blogs?

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: “Even though digital clutter doesn’t really take up much of your living space, it can rent a disproportionate amount of space in your psyche and to deleterious effect. Good email organization will revitalize.” Sagittarius

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7397 to 7455 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.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

CENTER FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION AND INNOVATION

The Knowledge Path | Know Laboratories | Knowledge Banking | Knowledge ATMs | Western Skies and Island Currents | Best West Road Trips

S3 E16 — Quid Pro Quo the Awesome Kind

Like those false killer whales, Jazzy’s stopping by during his commute south on the 5 Freeway from work to Dana Point at 6 pm tonight. He’ll get fed by Emma the Baroness and in a “quid pro quo kind of transaction” for negotiating who from our side of the family makes the final cut on the guest list.

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

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Make your presentation smooth and glossy. Getting the extra shine will take about the same amount of time as it took to build the thing to the level of “pretty good,” but it will be worth it to attain that wow factor.” Scorpio

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 16 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 25th 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 from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E15 — Wait, Did I Say That Out Loud?; S3 E14 — How!; S3 E13Why?; 

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo?; S2 E15 — Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”; S2 E14 — Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift;  S2 E13Slipping on a Bar of Dove Soap and other Ripple Effects; 

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E15 — Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E13Day 13 of My 1-Year Experiment;

Context

Yesterday, Emma the Baroness and I arrived thirty minutes too early.  Shaggy and SLO Girl arrived 15 minutes early in his dark gray 4 Runner.  Jazzy and Delta Girl cruised up in this white extended cab TR4 Toyota Truck with a tricked out shell for storing skis, snowboards, surfboards and all the camping gear you could imagine you would need for Joshua Tree, just as it was time.  

For a party that big it will be a long wait the black haired obese Gen-Z host warned.  How late, like 9 pm I asked.  No, no he chuckled maybe half an hour.  

Perfect I thought, but that time passed plus another 45 minutes, mostly because it was Taco Tuesday and La Siesta on the western side of Camino del Rio was swarming in small groups for $2 Tacos and Margaritas — Skinny or House —passed through what once had been a window, but now was part of a large room being remodeled. 

It was Shaggy’s birthday and this was San Clemente. 

“So I heard you’re getting married,” I greeted Delta Girl. 

She filled me in.  It’s in Oceanside, on the anniversary of Jazzy’s ask and finger placement of the engagement ring at Hot Springs on their winter Mammoth weekend this last February.

Evidence

Let’s see who wins the competition for the strongest felt Tau today, shall we? First up is our legitimate Holiday Tau, the one for celebrity Steves like Zahn and the rest of us — Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me.

As I’m holding back with making the decision about which platform, one of my websites or on Patreon to publish the results of My 1-Year Experiment first and then massage the content into chapters for my “Tau of Steves Manuscript” I’m feeling you Zahn.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Make your presentation smooth and glossy. Getting the extra shine will take about the same amount of time as it took to build the thing to the level of “pretty good,” but it will be worth it to attain that wow factor.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Again, this ain’t my formal day, but I’ll consider swiping it anyway.  Who can turn down a golden ticket ride into a different dimension?

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

You’re inventive and will solve a problem that vexes many. In this regard, you’ll carve out a niche for yourself and get a golden ticket to a new realm. It’s not a one-shot opportunity though, so don’t be too quick to make a deal or be exclusive. Family successes make you proud, too. You’ll have plenty to celebrate together!

How does the competition stack up among the remaining Steves who made the cut for today? The first two apply to rocks and knife-sharpening.  And then other tools and utensils leading to creativity.

Haha, maybe this kind of invaluable training can’t be bought, but can it be sold?

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Your instincts, like knives, will be sharpened by scraping the hard, flinty surface of an interesting, immobile-seeming problem. This is the kind of invaluable training that can’t be bought.” Taurus

Hi Steve, your Tau resonates strongly with me, because it fits with itineraries and finding where “birds-of—feather” like you flock to quality-of-life communities across the West — the last three books in my 5-book series of Volume One, The Knowledge Path: Live. Love. Work. Play. Invest and Leave a Legacy.  

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:Sometimes, the rocky road leads to a beautiful vantage, and sometimes it’s a hard road to nowhere. This is something to figure out before you embark. Consult the maps and the seasoned hikers.”  Aquarius

I’m not sure which of you influenced today’s Holiday Tau, but I’m finding that when I’m faced with writing long-form manuscripts the energy for the whole passion project can deflate unless I just begin with the first bite and chew what’s in front of me and then the second.  

“4”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “You don’t have a problem with biting off more than you can chew because you have the equivalent of utensils at your disposal. You have the tools to take a big chunk, and then cut it down the perfect manageable size.” Gemini

Okay guys, you’ve got the last shot!  Who else needs to need this?  That’s the whole money question.  But, I’m not divining the answer.

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:You’ve a creative way of explaining things, and people love to listen to the way you share what you know. Who else needs to know this? Your gift of teaching will augment your fortunes.” Virgo

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7397 to 7455 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.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

CENTER FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION AND INNOVATION

The Knowledge Path | Know Laboratories | Knowledge Banking | Knowledge ATMs | Western Skies and Island Currents | Best West Road Trips

S2 E17 — Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out

It feels like a day is a week. And a week is a month and a month is a year.  If this lasts a year will it feel like what, a decade?  

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

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 17 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 26th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo?; S2 E15Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”; S2 E14 — Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift; 

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E15Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment;

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: You’ll be watching out for yourself, loved ones, colleagues and everyone around you, even total strangers.” Leo

Evidence

Zoomed snapshot updates, first from Colorado, and then a roundup from Southern California. 

From their mountain home in Dillon, Colorado — the Boomer couple report that the Summit County Mountain resorts are shut, tourists were sent home, boutique stores closed and it recently snowed — yay for them.

From a studio apartment off of 2nd street in Belmont Shores (Long Beach, California)  — social marketing manager and flight attendant report he’s working remotely from home, she’s on unpaid furlough with options to return, but had been harboring mixed emotions considering that passengers wore masks and the attendants weren’t allowed to, yay for him hopefully the airlines will change their policy.

Moving south, as if you could.

From their Huntington Beach home in Orange County — stay-at-home mom and firefighter raising year old boy, he’s concerned about being second responder and maybe being a virus carrier without knowing it and bringing it home, one or two cases have popped up in the Los Angeles district at large.  The district set up trailers for potential quarantined facilities away from the stations and from families

This from widowed OK Boomer  in Irvine, California — his fiancé, like Dillon sister-in-law suffered from migraines for the last two or three days so he’s been holed up, except for a trip to his local Costco to fill up his gas tank.  He reports something out of the ordinary when he noticed the tight bundle of vehicles parked right in front of the big box store unusual for the time of day before opening. 

Reporting from their South Orange County two bedroom apartment in San Juan Capistrano — couple newly moved in together with Moe, her dog. He’s been working remotely for a couple of years now as senior product manager for online advertising firm who like his Belmont Shores brother has seen their online consumer business pick up while other walk-in businesses have dropped. She’s been laid off at the non-profit Harbor museum  as staff was cut back to only those who care and feed the sea creatures in the aquarium,  while her school class visitor training suffered from the school closing ripple-effect. She’s waiting to hear if she’s been accepted from UCI for to earn her teaching credential.

And, not quite in San Diego proper, but North County, San Diego — suburban family with second child due in two weeks, husband home earlier than expected because of a Coronavirus-19 case reported in his office building, looking forward to the help from OK Boomer driving the hour (no freeway traffic) trip to baby-sit number one grandchild while mom and dad (if allowed) are at the hospital. Dad’s commercial real estate hotels and office building owners are freaked out about their business and meeting Dad’s loan payments.  

Wow, is our Holiday Tau for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me more about the absence of physical connections?  Sign of the times?

“4”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You hear the song and then miss someone who doesn’t even exist.  That’s the power of art, of music and of your own capacity to connect.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Hold on there, mister Patron Saint.  What if up until this time they couldn’t do what the wanted to do, but now can?  And if what the want to do is share interesting and challenging experiences?

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Those who only do what they want to do are limited indeed.  Most of the good stuff comes from doing what’s right, helpful, challenging, interesting, gutsy.”  Aries

Like what we’re wanting — physical, touching — those kinds of relationships? Do Zoom meeting count for gathering intelligence?

“3”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Knowing what someone values is like having the keys to their kingdom.  Good relationships involve good intel.”  Taurus

So far I have to say your Holiday Tau carries the most wisdom so far.  Fake news, fake certainty, fake everything is not fake scary.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: Humans crave certainty.  Where none is available, fake certainty will do.” Gemini

Guys, your Holiday Tau feels like the antidote fo Smiths scary uncertainty.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: You’ll be watching out for yourself, loved ones, colleagues and everyone around you, even total strangers.” Leo

Hmm.  Hi Coach Kerr.  I want to agree, but right now I’m not sure if I regret doing something today.  This does seem like stellar Tau.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:You’ll see moments, wonder about how things might have worked if you’d have done it differently, and get golden insight and ideas for going forward.” Libra

Okay, look this is a TauBit of Wisdom I’d expect from Mr. Jobs, right?  If you don’t reverse engineer your success you won’t institutionalize the reinvention process as a core success process — an insight I’m working on for “Volume Two — Work” manuscript.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: Sometimes you can reverse-engineer a thing that’s working well to duplicate the success.  Sometimes you can’t.  Try anyway because the alternative is to start from ground zero.” Sagittarius

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers or one or more of my 35 digital magazines jumped from 1407 to 1452.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

CENTER FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION AND INNOVATION

The Knowledge Path | Know Laboratories | Knowledge Banking | Knowledge ATMs | Western Skies and Island Currents | Best West Road Trip

S1 E138 — The Inscrutable Paradox of Tom Petty and Joan Irvine’s Estates

Listen, Zahn I realize these pithy sayings can be inscrutable from time to time, but what the hell?  Like my dear old pappy would say, you know what a paradox is, right?

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

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 138 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 20th day of December in winter of 2019.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: To see the world how it is, lift the lenses you’re looking through and take off the filters and rules you’ve superimposed.” Leo

Evidence  

Christmas decoration is almost complete.  I’m working on my outside chores, because living in California means you can congregate around the patio bar and fire pit.

Oh, and you do everything that’s humanly possible not to get in an argument about the current President and his administration. 

Unless the Santa Ana winds howl at 50 mph blowing the festive red and green decorations against our neighbors block wall. 

At least we’d have something else to talk about — Climate Change.

A few years back my and Emma the Baroness’ father-in-law asked the immediate two or three relatives surrounding him at our Christmas dining room table if we did the same thing he did living in Montana.  

What he meant was he read the paper and he spent more time scrolling through the obituaries to see if he knew anybody.  

We were all too young and who beside the Baroness and I still get a paper delivered?  

But, now I note stories describing how Tom Petty’s wife and daughters have reached an agreement in separate suits about the proceeds of his estate.

And, if that’s not all there’s the obituary about Joan Irvine — known to locals as the bitch of Orange County or as one of the most revered patrons. 

Her family owned the ranch from which most of the county’s development sprung.  

When I moved to Corona del Mar my landlord told the story about the Spanish owners saying anyone who could sail around a parcel could buy it.  

Her grandfather or great-grandfather put a sail on his wagon and claimed the ranch, my landlord said. 

Anyway, this now about my levels of support for my Patreon “passion project progress procrastination”:

      1. Share and Evangelize (Tell all their friends to check it out); 
      2. Access to Community (Participate in writing of Volume Two sharing stories about their work; for those I interview inclusion in acknowledgements;
      3. Contributor and Co-Author (experimental knowledge laboratory) to the Tau of Steves with exclusive access to either the Steves or the Friends of Steves (FOSs) community. 
      4. Local Correspondents (Contribute updates to second and third editions of Volume One) 
      5. Charter Members (advisory board for the Center of Knowledge Creation and Innovation)

Listen, Zahn I realize these pithy sayings can be inscrutable from time to time, but what the hell?  Like my dear old pappy would say, you know what a paradox is, right?  

Two M.D.s and right behind that not even waiting for the “da dum de dum” he’d follow  it up with  paradigms? 

Can’t even make a call from a pay phone with two dimes — mostly because there aren’t any left.  

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “There’s paradox in wanting, as want motivates you while also limiting you.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Yup, you could say that about my motivation, McQueen.  I get that without calling any family doctors.

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Maybe you’re tired of the way things are.  Or maybe you’re inspired by who you want to be. You’re determined to create something different.” Aries

Maybe what’s been going on as we enter the holiday season has gotten me down, too.

Wow, you guys.  Your TauBit of Wisdom ranks right up there with the best of all time, given what’s happening to our country.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: To see the world how it is, lift the lenses you’re looking through and take off the filters and rules you’ve superimposed.” Leo

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

CENTER FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION AND INNOVATION

The Knowledge Path | Know Laboratories | Knowledge Banking | Knowledge ATMs | Western Skies and Island Currents | Best West Road Trips

S2 E16 — Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo?

First comes that eagerly awaited sip of coffee in the dark blue mug.  Then I have to ask myself, “What would Leo da V do?” for the second day in a row. So, it’s only fitting I use that other hemisphere of my brain and plan out the other 5-days worth of tasks.

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

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 16 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 22nd in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E15Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”; S2 E14Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift; S2 E13Slipping on a Bar of Dove Soap and other Ripple Effects; S2 E12Too Anxious to Meet and Eat; S2 E11 — Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop; S2 E10Cats, Ladders and Shaking Salt …;

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E15Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E13Day 13 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E12Day 12 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E11Day 11 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E10Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment;

“5” Steve Howey, 42:An idea has already come to you in passive forms, in pokes and suggestions and nudges.  Now it comes as an intruder, a neon sign, an entity that refuses forgetfulness and will wait no longer.”  Cancer

Evidence

Beginning next week, it’s time to add one more thing to “Patreon Platform” versions. 

Tasks:

      1. Set up my facebook page with its Friends of Steves group and resend public Patreon posts from there
      2. Finish collecting emails from all LinkedIn contacts and sent emails 1 and 2
      3. After email two begin sending public posts and ease them into MailChimp
      4. For proteges describe Volume Two research project
      5. Emphasize Volume One as how communities responded during the Great Recession by comparing lifestyle profile shifts during the five years before and after.
      6. Will you be ready after the Great Reset? Have you been building bridges to the other side — but, as your own Chief Reinvention Officer?  Do you understand how to reinvent? When disruptive changes end, but we don’t return to the way things were before?

Meanwhile, let’s check in with today’s Holiday Tau.  Maybe this registers well with Winkler and Emma the Baroness, but not with me today.  

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “When you see people doing what you think you should be doing, it stirs up an emotional brew that would be toxic to stew in.  Move quickly on to how you can make these things happen for yourself.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Well, sorta.  I’m sure Leo da V is totally on board with your Holiday Tau, but am I?  Not that sure, but I am inspired by the wide-open future.

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The range of potential outcomes is wide, so there’s plenty to be uncertain about — unnerving to some, not to you, not today.  You are inspired by the wide-open future.”  Aries

So, what you’re offering today for swiping is a TauBit of Wisdom that describes how tenacious Leo da V can be as my muse.  Today you might be referring to a post I’m scheduling for tomorrow, “Did You Miss It In Your  Haste to Catch the Island Ferry?” which will be shared on LinkedIn.

“5” Steve Howey, 42:An idea has already come to you in passive forms, in pokes and suggestions and nudges.  Now it comes as an intruder, a neon sign, an entity that refuses forgetfulness and will wait no longer.”  Cancer

Thanks, G&G.  You reminded me of Marshall McLuhan’s transformational process when a figure and a ground switch, but usher in something else.

“5” Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Is the past ever quite over with?  Everything you do today will build on it.  Even the parts that have long been forgotten or shunned or rewritten are part of this ground.” Virgo

Okay, Coach Kerr your Holiday Tau is advice I need to have on hand so I can remind myself from time to time — especially the co-conspirator part.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:You’re making the Herculean effort.  You’ve got an amazing network to tap into.  Everyone you know could be a co-conspirator if you wanted them to be.  If you want help, then let people know.” Libra

I get your TauBit, Steve.  At first you were co-conspiring with Coach Kerr, but then it flipped into a cautionary tale for us introverts who need to conserve energy and un-cloud tradeoffs for decisions

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: Being interested and curious puts you in the optimal state to forge connections.  Being extremely attracted puts you in a suboptimal state, as it amps up the nervous system and skewers judgment.” Sagittarius

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers of one or more of my 35 digital magazines jumped from 1,372 to 1407.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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S2 E15 — Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”

What’s life like living and working on KnowWhere Atoll? I don’t recommend it for everyone.  Think of it as being forced to self-quarantine and stay at home all the time.  

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

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 15 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 21st in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E14Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift; S2 E13Slipping on a Bar of Dove Soap and other Ripple Effects; S2 E12Too Anxious to Meet and Eat; S2 E11 — Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop; S2 E10Cats, Ladders and Shaking Salt …;

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E15Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E13Day 13 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E12Day 12 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E11Day 11 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E10Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment;

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Your ability to project into the future is even better than usual, so use it to avoid getting into a position where the tide will come in over your head.” Aries

Evidence

What would Leo da V do? Prepare an essay for Patreon: 

What’s life like living and working on KnowWhere Atoll? I don’t recommend it for everyone.  Think of it as being forced to self-quarantine and stay at home all the time.  

And while it has its many advantages we aren’t desperately seeking tourists, especially those blotto Gen-Zs you encourage to party on your Florida beaches. I wouldn’t say we’re anti-tourist, oh wait I guess we are. 

Especially those selfish-ie driven who endlessly scout locations in the real world to only serve as backgrounds for their faces.  

And then flit off to somewhere else leaving their food wrappers, plastic cups and straws littered everywhere in their wake. Like leaving four tons of trash on Maui’s coast in a single July day last summer. 

And why Big Sur made the “Fodor’s Travel NO List” under the category of “places that don’t want you — or want you in smaller and better doses.” 

Or worse, role-playing a modern day version of those European explorers seeking all that glitters in the New World while cluelessly introducing pandemics for decimating the locals. 

Or, as Silk Road merchants introducing the Black Plague during the middle ages 150 years earlier that relentlessly spread throughout Europe and especially in Italy in Venice and Sienna.  

But, hey other than that we’re good. 

If history doesn’t repeat itself, surely it rhymes Mark Twain might have said.  Or was it Samuel Clemons? The lyrics may change but the rhythm remains. 

Sad.

Now here’s a great TauBit of Wisdom, I’d like to share.  Will I take it?  Maybe, I don’t have to steal or swipe it.  Haha.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “When you get good advice, you’ll pass it on, but maybe you won’t take it.  You’re holding out for something that resonates on many levels.”Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Now this is an example of the Patron Saint preaching to the choir!  Here’s my mantra — anticipate, innovate, iterate and improve.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Your ability to project into the future is even better than usual, so use it to avoid getting into a position where the tide will come in over your head.” Aries

Unless it’s a Friday and their names are Jazzy and Shaggy, even though their parent made a great living selling high valued advice.

“4”  Steve Smith, 30: Loved ones will accept your help and act on your advice.” Gemini

Wait, is this all about looking for the missing jigsaw puzzle piece?  Emma the Baroness and I engage in drive by placing what looks like a piece fits in a physical space, but alas, it doesn’t.

“3”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Reality is ruled by timing and the availability of resources.  Things that fit together in physical space will fit together in other ways too.” Virgo

Easy for you to say, since you anticipated the direction of innovation and beat everyone else there.

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Social influence has your eye adjusting to new trends.  Fashions change, and you change right along with them.” Pisces

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

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

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

CENTER FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION AND INNOVATION

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S2 E14 — Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift

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

Having been reading the tea leaves this week my sense is we’re entering career-risk and job threatening times, so I planted a seed by DM-ing with Jazzy and Shaggy.

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 14 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 20th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E13Slipping on a Bar of Dove Soap and other Ripple Effects; S2 E12Too Anxious to Meet and EatS2 E11 — Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E13Day 13 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E12Day 12 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E11Day 11 of My 1-Year Experiment;

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “New ventures, new chaos.  Excitement and disorder are linked.  Maybe it’s not disorder but an ‘extra order’ we don’t understand yet.” Scorpio

Evidence

When I advised executives through their year long job searches and coached executive MBA students during the shocking 2008 and 2009 near depression job climate almost everyone underestimated how long their search would actually take. 

So, I nudged Shaggy and Jazzy to activate a 90-day plan instead of waiting to organize their search and networking activities,  in case this pandemic becomes a personal worst case for them — layoffs with their jobs at risk.

How susceptible had I become by the act of note taking from “The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World” about left-brained dominant people?

They value written and verbal information … think in concrete ways, as if they are processing data … like to reduce information into logical sections … decision making … they are not so influenced by emotions. The can be witty or sarcastic … may appear somewhat controlled, cool, and detached.

Left-brained introverts are focused on a career or hobby. They may use denial or obsessive thinking as a way to protect themselves from anxiety.

Chaos, disorder and new ventures in a Holiday Tau from a Steve is one I’d anticipate from Steve Jobs, but let’s face it he’s a no show today and if he was, I’d have to steal it to use it, right?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “New ventures, new chaos.  Excitement and disorder are linked.  Maybe it’s not disorder but an ‘extra order’ we don’t understand yet.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

I agree, Steve.  In fact it takes about 2o minutes in my afternoon meditation to cleanse my mind, and then replay what had stressed me or had drained all my energy for new insights.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Doing nothing is one of the hardest things for your active sign.  But 20 minutes of nothingness will set you up for hours of productivity.  Aries 

One of the favorite reasons given when I asked an executive why he wanted to become a mentor in our program was, if I can just keep someone from making as many mistakes as I had I’d feel I was very successful in our mentoring relationship.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: You’ll learn what you want to know and also what you didn’t want to know.  This is the knowledge you’ll need to delegate like a boss.  Taurus

OMG, G&G!  Are you monitoring my Kindle activity?  For “Volume Three — Wisdom and Legacy” manuscript, I’ve been highlighting phrases from authors like Michael Connelly as examples to help punch up my prose — in a non plagiarism way.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Involving yourself in the world between book covers is one of the best things you could possibly do for your inner experience.” Virgo

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • 1,374  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

CENTER FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION AND INNOVATION

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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.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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S2 E5 — Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment

Welcome to spreadsheet mania day, the bane of my existence. Look, all I want to do is monitor who I sent Patreon-interest emails to and track their responses. So far all I seem to do is do and undo spreadsheet rows or columns or cells.  

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

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: You can’t remember everything.  Update your systems.  Write yourself some notes.” Leo

Evidence

Hi and and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 5 of the Second Season,  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 5th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

I’ve run into imposed limits on the number of BCC messages you can send through iCloud mail.  Trouble-shooting why it didn’t work took half a day.  

I managed to send 92 variations to people I knew, and in the back and forth conversation my messaging will improve:

Maybe it’s a little too early for Spring cleaning, but I’ve put this off for way too long. 

It’s been over a year since I left UCI to pursue my passion projects and to dabble in other interests. 

I’d like to stay in touch with you, so I’m going through my contact list and realize this may or may not be your current email. 

Hopefully it is, you get this and you can update my information too.

What have you been up to?

All the best, 

Steve

Instead of quick responses asking about what I’m up to, I received a load of failed mail attempts.  I knew there was a reason I didn’t look forward to the “working on the business” part.

Haha.  Can I twist our Holiday Tau to remind me it’s better to beg for forgiveness rather than ask for permission?

“4”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Forgiveness is merely an agreement to move forward knowing that the judgment has not yet been rendered.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

And that my Patron Saint friend, isn’t feeling all that good!

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The difference between assessing where you’re at and judging yourself will be most detectable in the way the you-to-you interaction feels.  Aries

OMG Smithy.  You’ve hit the nail on the head. Thanks for laying out the options for improving on our Patron Saint’s TauBit of Wisdom with ways of figuring out what to do about my assessment.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: That moment when you realize you’re not telling your story to the right audience is a decision point.  Do you double down on the moment?  Do you change the story? Do you bail?” Gemini

Yeah, this is what I’m shooting for — combining McQueen’s with Smith’s and moving forward with your TauBit of Wisdom for consistency and efficiency.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Figure out the steps and tricks that will help you slip into the right attitude, mindset and energy level to perform steady, consistent work.”Pisces

Is this day going to become a once in a lifetime when it comes to wisdom?  How’d you comedians (and an inventor) sense I struggled today with noting and updating my lists of contacts?

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: You can’t remember everything.  Update your systems.  Write yourself some notes.” Leo

Internal weather.  I like that Coach Kerr.  My variation on your Holiday Tau is it’s not weather you win or loose it’s how you play the game.  Haha.

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:Don’t forget that the internal weather system counts more than the external one.  And that is a weather system you have some control over.” Libra

What’s Going On …

Shifting Opportunities

Smart Moves

Long-Form

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

Progress and Procrastination

    • Progress — My Response: Wow, I’m impressed.  Thanks for taking the time to give me great feedback.  Yes you’re probably right.  Nobody reads anymore, so we’re an endangered species.  You’ve given some ideas, I should reach younger people.  I saw videos of your grand niece on the gondola, but I wonder how to reach her.  Oh, wait.  I know. I’m following her on her twitter feed.

Working on the Business

    • 1,333  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

Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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Related: S1 E5 — Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E4 — Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E3 — Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment;   S1 E2 — Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment;  S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

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