Author Archives: 1/2 Mad

Invite friends or relatives from a different town to come visit

Call your friends, call your relatives and see if someone from out of town wants to come visit you.  Show them around your city and become a tourist all over again, rediscovering the cool things in your area, rediscovering what … Continue reading

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Give yourself a new name

Rambo Commando Kitty 2 Give yourself a new name – it can be your secret name that you just call yourself in your head or you can make a name tag and put it on all of your clothes. Work … Continue reading

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Go on an adventure with your parents

Get away from the familiar, go on adventure with a parent or both.  Being in unfamiliar territory may lead you to some unfamiliar conversations. (A) Today my boss at work lost her mother to a heart attack. While her mother … Continue reading

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Stop being a Dumb Ass

Go back to school. Finish college. Read books on what other stupid people have done so you don’t repeat their past.  Think before you speak. Take free courses online. Go to the library and research something that has concerned or … Continue reading

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Spend two days of silence and contemplation in a monastery

Attend all the hours, meditations, or whatever services are available. Find out why you could or could not ever live that kind of life.  Are you willing to give up everything for a life of contemplation and spirituality or do … Continue reading

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Stop Pushing Fast Forward

Stop pushing Fast Forward and live life to the fullest. (J)     J wrote this journal entry on Panic Attacks, which he and I have both had throughout the years (although thankfully not in a very long time for me). Freshman … Continue reading

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Learn to use new technology

Whether it is learning a software program, how to use a fancy remote, or how to program your phone, see how the people in the world conspire to make your life easier. (A) Every new technology you learn is a … Continue reading

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#1 The End

Human Life Cycle Read a book backwards.  Some writers start at the end and work their way forward, so can you.  A different perspective is just what people need when the happy ending seems far away. (J) An idea keeps … Continue reading

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