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day twelve of eighteen
f is for fox
I love New York.  Working from Aroma Espresso Bar again today.  Today seems twice as busy as last week... are all the locals back from their summer vacations now that Labor Day is over?  I'm going to the Barbarian Office once billetdoux gets there.

I love Seth Godin.  I like his definition of hard work these days being about taking "apparent risk": "Today, working hard is about taking apparent risk. Not a crazy risk like betting the entire company on an untested product. No, an apparent risk: something that the competition (and your coworkers) believe is unsafe but that you realize is far more conservative than sticking with the status quo."  I think this is what big living is all about.  Searching constantly for those apparent risks that are actually not risky at all.  The whole entry is awesome.

I love Central Park.  Especially at night when there are secret dark valleys to explore.

I love Kellianne.  I had a great visit to Wilmington, DE, where artemis grew up.  Got to meet her parents, relatives, and friends while eating blue claw crab, getting in the middle of some kid drama, spotting foxes, chasing cicadas, making smores, sitting on the roof of a car watching the stars as it ambled through the neighborhood, eating scrapple, inventing drinks with special ingredients, making out in the pantry, wandering through old stomping grounds, and feeding the little fire on the porch until late late late at night.

I love work.  Work as redefined by our modern lives where it is just a clamp that squeezes creativity and diligence and loyalty out of us, a little further than we thought we could go, but always just barely enough to move us forward in a good way.

I love projects.  However, I've put aside my attempt to invent Enjoymentland.  I don't know enough about it to write about it.  Or, maybe I just don't want to pretend like I know more about it than I really do.  It's a fine line between trying to move conversations forward and giving the impression of knowing what you're talking about. 

I love people watching.  Are there any good articles or books about people watching?  I remember this one from a while ago.  Do you have any games you play while watching people?

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