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New Resolutions

Posted by Dane Carder on December 31, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I definitely won’t be writing one blog post every day in 2020… it was a great little exercise while it lasted, but I’ve had enough of the daily obligation. And, I don’t imagine the audience for this type of writing will miss it when I stop. That’s one barometer that I heard Seth Godin speak […]

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The Straight and Narrow

Posted by Dane Carder on December 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Today, I followed up last night’s blog post with a social media post about my night and jail and subsequent sobriety. It feels appropriate to catalog it here. I am truly grateful to have escaped the poor choices of my twenties without dying or killing someone. I am also grateful that I only have one […]

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Jail

Posted by Dane Carder on December 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

December 29th, 1999, I spent the night in jail. After nearly a decade of lots of drinking and driving, I was finally brought to justice. That deflating and humbling evening was the first of a series of events that has now amounted to nineteen and a half years sober. I never would have imagined a […]

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Chainsaw

Posted by Dane Carder on December 28, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Ultimately, I’m a city boy. Not that I was raised in the big city or anything like that, but I never learned to use a chainsaw or a tractor or any similar rural/farm skills. A couple of years ago, I bought a chainsaw to help turn the tides of that lack of useful knowledge that […]

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More Than Anything

Posted by Dane Carder on December 27, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

These three, along with my wife, are Everything to me. I’ve certainly found a “purpose” for what to do with my life/time, but these are the why I do it, for the most part. The why seems more important than the what. I’ll let it be at that, as the holiday season has me a […]

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Haiku #146

Posted by Dane Carder on December 26, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

New Moon, new decade- Every moment, forever- Me, you, transcending.

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The Gift of Silence

Posted by Dane Carder on December 25, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We spend so much time with input coming in, and there is an unfed hunger for silence, that’s often not even named. The noise is not all heard, but just a general onslaught of information and distraction. I am guilty of avoiding the Silence, and that will work its way into a new year’s resolution, […]

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Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays

Posted by Dane Carder on December 24, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Haiku #147   Happy Holiday. Whatever you celebrate, May it be with love.

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It’s Like This

Posted by Dane Carder on December 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Often enough, I am awestruck by the texture of Life… there’s thick layers above and below everything I see, and the paintings by OSGEMEOS ¬†at the Frist illustrate this idea so beautifully. You’ve got about three weeks left to see this exhibit, so, if you’re inclined, make your plans.  

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Countdown From 10

Posted by Dane Carder on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Including this post, I have only ten posts left to complete my “one blog post for every day of the year” New Years’ Resolution that I made last year. It’s had it’s ups and down, as most everything has, and I am ready to move into days without this obligation. I have to reflect at […]

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