“Willy-Nilly” (Aimless pursuit)

Willy-nilly Let’s talk about “willy-nilly.” Specifically, its uses. Creative flow Creative exploration and... and... and... Nothing else… Maybe openness to adventure? I can think of no practical pursuit that benefits from doing something willy-nilly. Just looked up the definition to be sure: 2. without direction or planning; haphazardly Wait, #2?! What the hell is #1?… Continue reading “Willy-Nilly” (Aimless pursuit)

“Toothbrush?” (Impeccability)

Hi, Frameshifters. Day 2 of #postaday. The word of the day is “toothbrush.” What in the blippety blop am I supposed to do on a coaching blog with toothbrush? So I wrote a stream-of-consciousness blurb to try to unstick my brain. Eh… it had some kind of effect… sort of… Really, it gave me an… Continue reading “Toothbrush?” (Impeccability)

PSA – Look a gift horse in the mouth [update!]

Hi, all. Quick update to my PSA - Look a gift horse in the mouth post. The same person contacted me again without realizing it. I now feel comfortable posting the false identity of the person. I held off on posting this because the notion of doxxing someone is terribly problematic to me. I know… Continue reading PSA – Look a gift horse in the mouth [update!]

PSA – Look a gift horse in the mouth

Hi, all (he shouts out to the interwebs, not sure who’s listening)! Long time no talk. Something a little bit different today… A public service announcement of sorts. ”Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” - Anonymous “If you are going to ride it somewhere, though… well, at least make sure it’s a horse.… Continue reading PSA – Look a gift horse in the mouth


I have no idea what purpose this post will serve, but I'm writing it anyway. I am exhausted. Flat out, running on fumes, people looking at me saying, “Ryan, are you OK?” exhausted. The wax from the candle is pooling on both sides of me and I'm wondering, “How long is this f#(&ing candle?!” I… Continue reading Exhausted

The Thought Police, Part 1

It is intolerable to us that an erroneous thought should exist anywhere in the world, however secret and powerless it may be. 1984 I was having an unexpected conversation with a student the other day. She was clearly upset and I asked her what was going on. She was having trouble with a classmate who… Continue reading The Thought Police, Part 1

Is There a “Right Way” to Meditate?

Well, there's no wrong way to meditate. By extension, in my estimation, there is no right way to meditate, only what is most effective for you based on what you intend. For example, I was speaking with my mom one day over the phone and she said, “I meditate every morning, but it just isn’t… Continue reading Is There a “Right Way” to Meditate?