Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger's Block ::: Do Not Fret

Not quite "Blogger's Block," but I just noticed I haven't posted anything since Monday. A rather long stretch for me. Alas, i have been busy working and commuting back and forth between Albany and New York City. I did attempt to post to my WordPress blog during a news assignment earlier in the week, but after taking the time and making the effort to do so from my phone, all I got was "WordPress Server Busy, Try Later" - and with that my draft vanished forever! And if I may say so, it was so clever and perfect there was no point in trying to re-create it.

Then the next day, here on old reliable blogger, a very similar thing happened, and for the first time ever, the post did not automatically save itself! Here's the error:

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Paradigm Time!   Remember the old saying "think outside the box?"

It's not really "old" - people still do it! But how do you fine-tune your mind to discover what's right in front of you? Perhaps by reading more; certainly by assigning yourself a schedule of activities. I just did this for myself, and I used as a model a local college's six-week summer program brochure.

My goal is to keep myself thinking and doing things in a 'fast forward' mode and spirit: NOT rushing through tasks and learning endeavours, but jumping ahead to those on or beyond 'the cutting edge.'

This initiative began last week when I picked up a copy of the mid-90s book ---paradigm--- it set those little gears inside my head a'whirring...

A fine example of unique thinking appears in an article on about a movie. Not just any movie, but one filmed in 2012 via Samsung smartphone. Hassan Khan’s “Blind Ambition” truly is a picture you must see!

'Blind Ambition,' a film by Hassan Khan

And here's a snippet or two of life-lesson style advice:

“Don't limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

"Failures do not mean you cannot try again. Take classes, read books, attend workshops about how to be a better husband or wife or dad or mom, work hard on it and work even harder even if you feel you did enough for your family." ~ Helen Chen.
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