Archive for December, 2010

What I want for myself in 2011

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      New Year’s Resolutions are often sad (they are often about what we hope for but can never get) and are often lies. I don’t want to lie to myself this year. So this year: practical, easy to do, resolutions in several important areas of life. Emotional: I’ve had some bleeding the past […] Read On…

My New Year’s Resolution in 1995

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I was never good with New Year’s Resolutions. Every year I wanted things to change so drastically from the prior year that I couldn’t even imagine what resolutions would be required in order to make that dangerous and irrevocable leap. New Year’s Eve 1994 I was completely lost and frustrated with jobs, relationships, family. One […] Read On…

How to Turn Your 12 Year Old Into an Entrepreneur

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One of the most pleasurable days of my life was when my kids picked out items they wanted to sell, put price tags on them, painted signs that they then copied at a copy store and then hung up all over town, and then bargained, negotiated, and made deals left and right until the front […] Read On…

Breakdancing and Mastery of the Universe

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I wanted to learn how to breakdance so I paid some kid $15 to teach me out of my hard-earned newspaper route money. I saw him in the street, spinning on a piece of linoleum. He had three friends with him, all of them were good at their own particular style of breakdancing. One kid […] Read On…

Reasons why I didn’t Want to do Yoga

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My wife was arguing with me about why I should do yoga. (Click on her link to see why she is so into yoga). So she made this video of all the excuses people use to avoid yoga. Most of these excuses were mine. 9 Lame Excuses for Avoiding Yoga: Read On…

Kosher Sex, Uri Geller the psychic, and How I Met my Wife

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“Judaism is a SCAM”, my friend who is an analyst at [tier one investment bank]  instant messaged me. “How come?” I wrote back “Well, for one thing, Jacob’s wives weren’t jewish, right? And since all jews are descended from him and since the ability to say you are ‘jewish’ comes from if your mother is […] Read On…