Saturday – Prime Year Foundations

[date Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 3:08 PM]


December 31st is time for reflexion, assessment, goal reviews, plan revision, target alignment, bull s**t broadcasting. And resolve (I’ll leave redemption for another time). 1st day of 2011 and I’m already one day behind!

Here goes……… something.

Einstein is credited for stating:”insanity is doing the same thing over and over again – and expecting different results”.

While planning an exodus to Arizona in November, it suddenly dawned on me that my actions of the past 6 years have been a textbook case of insanity (reference above quote). I looked around the house, the yard, and in the shop. I say things like “I’m going to get all of these vehicles out of here!”, and “I will be an American citizen before I die”, yet the talk isn’t enabling the walk. There are more vehicles, more projects, more clock vampires™ sucking away at the only valuable asset I have (or any of us have) – time. This will not do.

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Wednesday – Annual House Cleaning

date Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM]


What ho! There is no better time to talk about house cleaning than during the 12 days of Christmas. The flotsam, jetsam, and lagan debris (detritus?) of the year has to be adjudicated…… to make room for more of the same (only different and new) to come.

One of the challenges faced by a polymathic (small “P”) Expressive (me!) living by the river of time in Egypt (that’s in denial) is to manage projects.

The polymath part is interested in everything that walks, talks, moves or stands still. This leads to numerous investigations, fabrications, and experiments. The Expressive part is not goal oriented, which leads to incomplete investigations, partial fabrications, and unfinished experiments.

So it goes with exploring the Internet (or InterTubes as SondraK says). Every time I “go walk about” surfing the ‘Net, more and more quickly scribbled lists accumulate on my desk. Go here! Investigate this! Is this true? Find more about that. Isn’t that interesting?

And my “must read” list will never be fully read.

This note is meant to clean off the virtual desk in preparation for the next year’s exciting accumulation of everything interesting to me.

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Friday – Christmas Eve

[date Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 6:53 AM]


Merry Christmas everyone!

A short video from Bill Whittle is a great Christmas gift to give. Taking a cue from (and saving a lot of words) – a modern Christmas wish:


May your desires (and self governance) inspire, and your passions motivate and energize!

Best of the season to all…..

Joe (Festive) Mekanic
p.s. I gave Ramirez the day off. Here’s a substitute. May your Christmas wishes all come true: