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Archive for October, 2009

RELAX. No Pressure, mon…

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

RelaxThis lifted right from Seth Godin’s blog:

Diablo Cody on the pressure to outdo herself:

So what kind of pressure did you feel, post-Juno, to write something good?
None.

I don’t believe you.
Seriously. How could I possibly? The experience that I had with Juno is something I could never replicate, ever. First of all, you never have your first baby again. Second, the whole production was really charmed from start to finish. I mean, every moment of it was special. And then it culminated in Oscar nominations…I’m so fortunate that I got to have that experience. Now I almost feel this great calm coming over me. I’d be feeling a lot more pressure if I was still striving for that goal.

Sometimes, the work is the work and the goal isn’t to top what you did yesterday. Doing justice to the work is your task, not setting a world record.

Of course I like this because Cemetery Mary has been so busy doing nothing with regards to writing her new book about turning crap into compost. Instead, she is composting, making a living at a day job, walking in the cemetery, eating chocolate, taking pole dancing classes, baking cookies, making whoopie with the new squeeze, visiting the prodigy, nieces and nephews, and lifting wisdom from other peoples blogs.

I like this feeling…the one where one relaxes from the activity of driving goals and getting overly ambitious. It makes it easier to breathe.

All News, No Blues – New Online Publication to Celebrate

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

happyI know the beloved (by me anyway) Barbara Ehrenreich has just come out with a book trashing the trend toward positive thinking, and she has a point or two or, shoot, even more, to make on this topic (get and read her book). Cemetery Mary, too, is all about embracing the dark side on the way to finding the light (a seed has to have its time to be buried alive, afterall, before bursting into life)…but come on, what is the media obsession with ridiculously depressing news? That’s why I declare the Crap Into Compost Hall of Famer this week to be…All News, No Blues, a publication that captures the weird and wonderful stuff going on right here in my section of the planet. Please check it out here.

How do you decide when to decide? Relax and read…

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

ThinkingPlease read this post by my friend Tosha. It reminds us that when it’s time to make a decision, we will. But sometimes we need to ask that somehow, someone, or something show us the way…

What the hell? The Secret Didn't Work!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

imagesThank you Lori at Lori’s reading corner for helping me explain how The Secret didn’t work.

5 Tips to Turn Life's Crap Into Compost

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Thank you to Caridad Pineiro, NYT Bestselling author who has graciously posted Cemetery Mary’s tips to transforming life’s crap into compost.



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