Friday Morning FYI – 11/6/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is a little clich√©, but it came across one of my feeds right at the moment I needed to see it, so I thought I’d share:

Don’t let others pull you into their conflict. Instead, pull them into your peace.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – Special Wed, 11/4/2015 Edition

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

I’ve recently had several people ask about the stuff I toss up here, specifically wondering if the content that feels ‘personal’ is real (as in has happened or is happening in my life). The answer is Yes/No. Some things are real and some are invented. Some bits are inflations based on real events or people, but pushed beyond reality for artistic purpose. This brings up an interesting question, though – one I feel warrants a special post:

How much should we be willing to explain?

Writers (and any artists), covet a small group of friends and trusted colleagues to whom you’ll answer all questions, and leave everyone else twisting. When you explain to everyone how the rabbit gets in the hat, you lose the magic.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 10/23/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is about the interpersonal dynamics associated with protecting yourself:

There’s a weird, Hollywood-created notion that implies the only way to be happy is to be vulnerable to the point of giving someone power of you. “You complete me.” “If you leave, I’ll die.” “My life would suck without you.” One of the biggest problems with this is how we expect everyone to act this way, and are stupefied when someone doesn’t.

Never be upset with someone for defending themselves, even if that defense takes the form of them walking away from you. When that happens, the problem is probably not with them.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

The Emptiness of Delete

This weekend has been perfectly Autumn. Cold, clean air, falling leaves, and bone-chilling rain. To some, that kind of weather sucks, but to me – an October baby and loyal lover of all thing Fall (except this devilry) – it’s the¬†best time of year, and really gets my creativity going.
On that note, here’s a weird, sad little thing that came to me the other day on a long ride through a persistent storm. Nothing fancy, just a rumination on how people see and feel things drastically differently (not just the weather).

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Friday Morning FYI – 9/25/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is about self-actualizing:

If you spend all your time waiting for something bad to happen, and then it does, step back and examine your part in that thing. Often, we are the agents of realizing our own worst fears.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}