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Going with My Gut

Going with My Gut

Do you talk yourself out of doing things even though you know they’d probably be exciting and enjoyable if you did them? This summer I had every reason to talk myself out of taking a three week road trip to San Diego:  The overinflated cost of a gallon of...
Co-Create a Little Light

Co-Create a Little Light

I’m starting to realize that it’s nearly impossible to be completely self-sufficient and self-made in the modern world.  Not only that, it would be pretty darn inefficient. Think about something as simple as needing a new lightbulb because the one you had burned...
Freeing the Frightened Bird

Freeing the Frightened Bird

A few months ago, I left the barn door open.  I’m talking about a literal barn door here, the fly on my pants was just fine, thank-you-very-much.  Anyhoo, I left the barn door open for just a few minutes while I ran off to do a quick chore.  When I...
My Priceless Speech Impediment

My Priceless Speech Impediment

I can choose to love my speech impediment.  Or I can hate it.  Either way, I still have a speech impediment. Someone might say, “Well, Jason, it’s a very big world.  There may very well be a cure for your speech impediment out there, somewhere.”  I...
Peace-Loving Negative Thoughts

Peace-Loving Negative Thoughts

Once-Upon-a-Not-too-Distant-Time, a negative thought would enter my brain like a formidable opponent and I’d get sweaty, miserable and downright beat-up wrestling it for days on end. Once-Upon-a-Today, negative thoughts still come and go from my head, but I do my...
Revisiting the Alphabet

Revisiting the Alphabet

Have you noticed that some plans work out way better than we could’ve imagined, while others end up being complete and utter flops? Many of us spend so much time and energy worrying about getting plan A right.  But really plan A is just the beginning of the...