Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Confessions.......

I first thought about blogging because I was tired of the
negativity being posted in the local newspaper blogs. It
seemed like their snarlyness was infecting the community,
and maybe me too. It seemed there could, and should be,
a positive voice out there. Friend Pat turned me on to
Cultural Offering, and all of a sudden I had both an
inspiration and a role model. Kurt encouraged me, told
me not only that I could do it, but also that the doing
of it would be fun as well. Pat helped with the start-up. I
am grateful to both.

I have not truly explored the blogosphere, but I have
followed Kurt's links, and then their links. It is like having
a first class tour guide. The sites I have visited have been
intelligent and good natured. I find myself saying "wow" a
lot. I am truly thankful for these new influences. Amazon
must be as well. The following is the list (not all read yet)
of books now on my desktop that I probably never would
have found if not for this adventure:

Linchpin by Seth Godin, Indexed by Jessica Hagy, Ignore
Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh
McLeod, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, Seek God
Everywhere by Anthony DeMello, Just Before Dark and
In Search of Small Gods by Jim Harrison, Zen Habits by
Leo Babuta, Rules of Thumb by Alan Webber, and The
Three Marriages by David Whyte.

I like the path I am on. I think I am spending some
quality time with some quality influences. I am having
fun.

Two months certainly doesn't give me bragging rights,
but I think I will keep doing this for a while.

In the meantime, let me share Hugh McLeod's
artwork for today. What a great way to approach
tomorrow.





1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention Steve. I have been enjoying your blog.

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