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It's interesting to read about a topic that applies to all people of all different backgrounds, such as self-esteem, but to read about it through a text that's aimed at a demographic that you aren't a part of. The whole thing is loaded with assumptions and cultural understandings that are foreign to me and kinda strange/wrong-feeling and likely too subtle for me to even pick up on. And I'm not a member of the demographic, so I have no idea how on-point its assumptions are. It's a fun puzzle that both might be insightful and might give me over to misunderstandings of that target demographic.

And on that day the Lord declared that everything was "dope" and then chilled for a while.

@bthall Yeah! I'm stoked! I am envisioning father-daughter days at the local bowls and pump track. I'm sure my younger son will develop a corresponding interest, too. 🙂

My daughter is goofy footed which I think is neat. I'm regular footed, but I already decided to learn everything switch while she learns.

If you suffer from a chronically stiff lower back like I do, maybe you will appreciate the cat-cow and deep squat with reach mobility exercises that I favour.

Cat-Cow: m.youtube.com/watch?v=fcnv4gyM
Remember to activate those glutes when arching your back up.

Deep Squat With Reach: m.youtube.com/watch?v=BP-n1w_e

#fitness #mobility

I landed two stationary kickflips today. I wasn't intending to try them yet, but the kids asked if I could do it, so I *had* to try. 🙂

#SkateDad #Skateboarding

Having many interests, it's sometimes refreshing to just pull up an article, video, etc and read/watch it for a few seconds, zone out, then catch yourself and realize "I don't care about this thing one bit. And oh my God is that nice."

A sweet song about parents thinking about their kids and them growing up youtu.be/7tkPp0YO4lw

These comics about couples' interactions are so cute and hilarious. I needed these laughs. boredpanda.com/couple-comics-c

I think it's ok for me to want relationships and to actively value them so long as I don't hinge my self-image or self-worth on being in one. Desiring a relationship and valuing them is great, and it's possible for us to do that while still not being in one or actively pursuing one.

Starting the day with bodyweight exercises and background sexy music. 👌

Music playlist: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX-

The matter of being lovely is being endearing, a quality which may first emerge from holding something dear to yourself. Hold something dear and do it with such abundant joy that others either cannot help but be curious about the thing as well or cannot help but be moved towards feeling a joy of their own.

I'm in a really proper and poetic mood right now, and I'm getting lots of writing done. (Albeit maybe not on the most worthwhile of topics.) It feels great!

Naturally, this post is a bit of an exception, as I feel less free here to write as I do in private — often using a different vocabulary and manner of phrasing things, one which seems old, as in old books.

I think that I should post more things to my website. It's tough, as most of my writings are small in length, and thus don't seem worthy of having a whole page dedicated to each one. I may compile like ones, little by little, into a topical page, though.

We are often estranged from our higher selves, for much of the time the world demands that we show it a different face. But it feels wonderful to reconnect with people of the same or similar spirits and, in their repressed times, aspirations. Keep not a habit of repression and meanness of spirit lest you carry it into times and places of abundance, when and whereat doing so would be to unnecessarily deprive everyone of a greater form or quality of existence.

Man, this is a great song 👌 Sexy, great vocals, nice eastern influences, and relatively simple beat.

youtu.be/F7fBsN_E60Q

It's cool that I captured and reflected an example of what he described, but it's a bit of a let down that the idea isn't original to me — that there's little guarantee that I'd have thought this at all without being first exposed to his essay. Oh well, I'll take it.

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I was all excited about having written this, but now I realize that it's just an instance of what Emerson described, more generally, in his essay "Character". I'm ape-ing again!

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Some women need not demand from you total honesty, for they convey to you — by their attentiveness, charm, and wit — that you are each players on the same team of the same game and that to deny them your honesty is to assuredly deny you both a great and joyous victory.

The saying "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take" is not only true but the size of the shot doesn't even need to be big and it doesn't need to be a struggle.

fictional, us politics 

I wonder if there's been any studies on whether there's negative outcomes for political campaigns that call constituents IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GODDAMN NIGHT

"you did good, kid"
"Thanks, Mr. Internal Monologue"

Be happy in your knowledge of that there are people out there who are well-deserving of love. If you have not met any yet, that is fine. But when you do meet them, it will be unmistakable.

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