Last night I watched Hereafter again, which got me thinking about the Bardo Thodol, which got me thinking about the day the Dalai Lama visited Santa Fe.

At the time I was working the evening shift as an intake specialist for a alcohol/drug addiction hotline. I got home late and usually slept until noon, but found myself lying awake at 7am when the phone rang. A friend had tickets to a teaching by the Dalai Lama at the local Buddhist stupa, did I want to go? Sure.

Lotsa people, had a pretty good seat, but I’d heard this one a thousand times before, so I went for some air.

Taking up the lotus position, I watched the Mercedes and the people. That day I saw more blondes then in the rest of the seven years I lived in Santa Fe. This was the super rich getting on their Enlightenment Chic.

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Has the new year started for you yet? Here are some Coffee Shop Quotes to get you started!

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Coffee Cup Cafe

Jul 25, 2011

Yes, it takes all kinds of coffee shops!

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Buffalo Coffee Company

Jul 24, 2011

As with people, it takes all kinds of coffee shops to make a world!

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To get a rough idea of how it worked, I shot this pilot of a video I’ve been thinking about. Let me know what you think!

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Bartender Blues

Jul 20, 2011

I started watching The Orgasm Diaries, but 40 minutes in I just wasn’t feeling it. I took a break and ended up thinking about those same old used to be’s. I recalled James Taylor’s song and found this video. Yeah, I used to need 4 walls and a honky tonk angel, but not now.

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Hereafter

May 24, 2011

Over the last two months I’ve watched Hereafter about five times. Not because it’s about people dying, but because it’s about a place where people go to create realities, and that’s what we’re all interested in, isn’t it. Creating our own reality?

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Eternal Youth

May 20, 2011

Just watched Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides. Jack and Teague had the best lines of the movie –

Does this face look like it’s been to the Fountain of Youth?

Depends on the light.

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Iko Iko

Mar 9, 2011

Today is Ash Wednesday, did you enjoy Mardi Gras?

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This is the third part of The Kudzu Strategy — Starfish — Vignettes — Flow.

The Mobile Social Networking Starfish is all about being Findable.

Vignettes is all about being Consumable.

Flow — sustainable quantity, improving quality, and engaging rhythm — is all about being Shareable.

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