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My two beautiful mutant genes

I have a potentially lethal genetic disease. It’s been passed on in my family generation to generation. I may or may not see it all the time as a gift, but it’s a gift. Gene mutations made us human beings. I won the lottery, I have the body and the mind of a human being.…

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Searching for Greatness and Meaning

“Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart?” Carlos Castaneda I was writing a post about what it takes to do your greatest work. It started with the quote above and the thesis was that to make your greatest contribution you need to follow a path with heart, that…

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The Truth

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.– David Foster Wallace This post is dedicated to you as much as it is dedicated to myself. We need your voice. We need your perspective. We need your stories. We need your dreams–not in your head, but here, among us, where…

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Fear of Future Pain

In talking with a friend about her partner’s jealousy, I could not help but to reflect on my own. I found that some of my feelings of jealousy arise from fear of future pain. I would feel immense pain if my wife left me and jealousy is part of my brain warning me against that…

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Hiding our shadow

We all have parts of ourselves that we would rather hide from other people. The closer someone gets, though, the more likely it is that they see our shadow. Isn’t it more honest to show our shadow upfront? A while ago I heard the story of a guy who tried some of the most popular…

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Efficient vs Instructive

Photo by Simson Petrol on Unsplash Learning is a slow process. In the last year I’ve been learning about producing, mixing and mastering music. I learn new things all the times. I learn by reading articles, by watching videos and by trying new things. Often, I face a disjunctive—do things the old way, or try something new. The…

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