Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 20, 2011 – Preparing for new adventures.

Someone who used to work with me gave me this book. It’s a compilation of tips about how the people who explored Antarctica, Everest, etc. planned for, recruited for, and enabled their journeys. I wasn’t sure really what I’d get … Continue reading

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June 19, 2011 – On embracing your rivals.

For awhile there, everyone was talking about this book. On building bridges with your rivals, and getting the best thoughts/ideas out of them. I felt out of the loop. And I was going to read it someday. I really was. … Continue reading

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June 18, 2011 – TED 2008.

Someone else would like this TED shirt from the conference in 2008. Or at least, they will wear it more than I do. So, today…off it goes. Kind of a variation of “ideas worth spreading.”

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June 17, 2011 – Just another workout shirt.

Just a workout shirt. One I bought because I ended up on a business trip, and forgot to bring my workout gear with me. So I bought this one. Wore it once. Didn’t really like the way it fit me. … Continue reading

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June 16, 2011 – On erasing memories.

I really didn’t take this photo like this on purpose. It just turned out this way. And this movie is another great example of why I needed the RID project. I loved this movie, I really did. But…the odds of … Continue reading

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June 15, 2011 – CDs, the W’s.

Mid-month RID…CD day. Today, the W’s. The highlights: Wilco – Saw them in Dallas last year. Must admit – I came a little late to the Wilco bandwagon…but I find them to be one of the most consistently great bands … Continue reading

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June 14, 2011 – All hail the nerd queen.

Some DVDs are easy for me to give away. Any DVDs including Natalie Portman? Not so much. (Unless I received any of the “prequels” as a gift, natch.) So, today…I RID myself of Garden State. A nice little movie really. … Continue reading

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June 13, 2011 – On floating.

Today, I RID my old kayak gear. Seemed appropriate since I’ve now sold my house in kayak-crazy Seattle. As I RID it today, I remind myself NOT to buy clothing that is customized for a sport, a task, or whatever…unless … Continue reading

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June 12, 2011 – Laughing once.

Plain and simple, I love this DVD. And this performer. But, if the RID project has taught me one thing – it’s to enjoy something once…to treasure it in my memory, and then let it go. So, goodbye Sarah – … Continue reading

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June 10, 2010 – A bittersweet RID.

Well, today’s the day – my house in Seattle finally sold – and, whilst I’ll be glad to be out from underneath the mortgage payments – it’s a way of getting RID of my West Coast presence. How I miss … Continue reading

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