Category Archives: #Brilliance

Here you’ll find posts on interesting people, cool places and finding your own power and financial success. All good stuff.

The Possibilities of Meditation

Fifteen minutes a day can make a difference. I enjoy discussions about meditation. People come at it in so many different ways. I tried meditating on and off when younger, it just never stuck. Meditating clicked when I was going … Continue reading

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Med Cruise II – Polyamory and Starships

Polyamory and Starships. Villefrance Cote d’Azur, France – Monaco, Eze and Nice. I was up early for a stunning sunrise as we anchored off of Villefrance. Nothing like having a postcard view. It’s a beautiful location and we had perfect weather.  … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Cruise and Channeling Abraham

You can find my previous blog here. It’s funny how things get started. My entire 3mo quest for a new home started with a whim. Take a cruise. Alone. With a bunch of strangers who get this thing called Abraham … Continue reading

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Mallorca and Roving Herds of Germans

We arrived on Mallorca after much trial and tribulations, in other words, the screwups were rather spectacular. It was fitting, given the start of the day in torrential downpours. The Barcelona airport was in on the joke as we later … Continue reading

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Ibiza and the Airbnb with a Whip…

After our mishap with the Asshats stealing Ali’s purse and a diversion to Barcelona (Plan B) for a replacement passport we made it to Ibiza. As is usually the case, things worked out for the best. Although the Airbnb in … Continue reading

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Perception and Wardrobe Malfunctions: Marseille, France

I’m taking a break from location posting for some random musings. I’ll get to Ibiza and Mallorca, eventually.  I’ve been a nomad for one hundred and sixteen days now. I’m doing my own version of Eat, Pray, Love. I’ve learned so … Continue reading

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Plan B – Barcalona

In case you missed it, here’s the previous post on this crazy train. After the theft of Ali’s purse, we embarked on Plan B and set off to Barcelona via Renfe’s 3+hr train. A reality TV worthy moment occurred as … Continue reading

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Valencia and Score One for the Asshats.

Hola from Valencia! And the adventure continues! I’ll be putting the finishing touches on this post standing outside the US Consulate in Barcelona. Good times! Ha. You roll with it, right? You take what you have and make the most … Continue reading

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Madrid, The City of Deep Breaths.

Better Done Than Perfect You’re going to have to forgive the errors going forward. I’ve decided that done is better than perfect. OK, so I’m rarely perfect, but I’m pretty damn good, and I’d rather post than get behind. I’m … Continue reading

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Malaga and Torremolino

I felt the energy of Malaga as I stepped off the plane. White clouds playing with the mountains in the distance reminded me of my childhood in Arizona.  One of the interesting things of this trip is that it’s nearly … Continue reading

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Lisboa: Hilly Mazes of Alfama, a Cool Speakeasy, and Airbnb Review

The Alfama and Surroundings As first impressions go, Lisboa wasn’t exactly…encouraging? Perhaps it’s better if you arrive by land or sea. The flight along the coast surprised with vast stretches of coastline dedicated to farming. The American in me sees … Continue reading

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And so it begins, Psych-K, Taos and a Lonely Sock.

PSYCH-K Some events you know will change your life forever—getting married, having a spawn (aka child), but some catch you by surprise. I had no idea what to expect when I signed up for the PSYCH-K event being held in Taos … Continue reading

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How I broadened my Retirement Investment Opportunities. #innovation

You Can Take Control of Your IRA/401(K) Just watch it—there be dragons here. Not actual dragons, just rules. Rules you must follow to keep Uncle Sam happy. And that is one uncle we want to keep happy. I am not a … Continue reading

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Weird Behavior of Coated Cookware

My ex is a brilliant cook and when we met, I’d only just begun trying to make edible sustenance. It wasn’t always pretty…or edible. My attempts never came close to his delicacies, so I soon took the path of least … Continue reading

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Crypto and Mars, A Match Made in Space.

Space and Cryptocurrency Space colonization and cryptocurrency go together like chocolate and strawberries, or Elon and large rockets. I had fun with that in a previous post here, Elon Musk is Rocketman.  Humans are creatures of commerce. Even during the … Continue reading

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Digital Nomad, Finding Freedom & Hunting Magic

Going Nomad On Friday, May 31, 2019, I became homeless. During the days leading up to the 31st, I sold and gave away a large chunk of what I owned. With the rest, I conquered a 10×10 ft storage space. … Continue reading

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CanEx Jamaica 2018

Welcome to CanEx Jamaica 2018 Run Down. Opening day started with a bang with Montel Williams. Technically, it started with CanEx founder, Douglas Gordon, but due to an ongoing series of miscommunication, we didn’t arrive in time. Full confession, I … Continue reading

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Synapse Innovation Summit and Tampa’s Future

Tampa’s Movers and Shakers are Creating an Innovation Meca. I recently had the fantabulous pleasure of attending the second Synapse Innovation Summit held at the Amalia Arena in Tampa. It was two days filled with energized innovators and my own … Continue reading

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Peeking up the skirts of companies whose products we buy.

Sitting at Starbucks and noshing on their new steak and egg wrap (kudos, SB) I came across a brilliant idea in my newsfeed. Don’t you hate it when you discover that a company you support turns out to have dubious … Continue reading

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Elon Musk is Rocket Man.

Once upon a time, Elon Musk wanted to put something on Mars. He really, REALLY, wanted to put-something-on-mars. He was willing to buy rockets from Russia in order to do so. But it was astronomically costly and Elon was frustrated. … Continue reading

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Cinema as Meditation by Jason Silva. Yes, but…

I stumbled upon Jason Silva not long ago and love his Youtube series, “Shots of Awe”. BOOM, baby! Powerful, short and fast. It’s the kind of thing I like to start my day with. This one, Cinema As Meditation, caught … Continue reading

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My Hair Free Days are Over.

That’s not a typo. For the past year I’ve lived in a hair free environment. My own out-of-control locks not withstanding. Alas, my days of crisp black clothes are at an end. In a good way. A week ago, I … Continue reading

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The brilliance of lucid dreaming.

For as long as I can remember, dreams have been a huge part of my life. When I was young, I had a few recurring nightmares. In one I was walking down the hall to the bathroom late at night, and … Continue reading

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Empowering the gift of Dyslexia with Technology. #Brilliance

  You read that right. The gift of dyslexia. Probably doesn’t strike you as one does it? Our society makes it a massive challenge. We can’t even teach to different learning styles, let alone deal with dyslexia, but here’s the … Continue reading

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Christine Olson and TIFF. #Brilliance

First up on my #brilliance series is Christine Olson. I met Christine at Station 2 which is, in itself, a #brilliance entry, but more on that later. Christine’s story will break your heart and warm your soul. She embodies bravery and … Continue reading

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Life’s Train Stations and #Brilliance

Pretty much everything I write has what I call a dream seed. Usually, a scene that ends up incorporated into my story. I’m a dream freak. I’ve always remembered so much of my dream life I’m constantly asking “Did I … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping in the Morning

Perhaps I should rethink grocery shopping right after I drop the minions at school. Breakfast this morning is lump crab and caviar on buttered triscuits. What? It’s actually pretty good. High protein, fairly low fat. Maybe it’s because we recently … Continue reading

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RIP Grace Richardson Long 1934-2016

RIP Grace Richardson Long 1934-2016   She spread her wings peacefully in her sleep and flew away 2-17-16     Me, Mom and aunt Iva. I’m guessing 1980s. You are missed.

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I saw my mom recently.

She’s dying of cancer and has advanced dementia. I was surprised how hard the diagnosis hit me. She’s been increasingly not there for over ten years now but somehow the prospect of her passing is hard. Really hard. People die all … Continue reading

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Hospice Workers

Without getting to deep, I just want to give a shout out to those amazing people who dedicate their lives to helping others navigate the end of theirs. Not just those dying, but their families and loved ones. I don’t … Continue reading

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Setbacks and Forward Thinking

Originally posted on KickAssChicks blog. I recently had reason to say “Without the lows, the highs wouldn’t mean much.” Whenever I find myself on the negative side of the proverbial sine wave of life I try and remember that. Sometimes it’s easier … Continue reading

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