Is Your Life Living You?

Catalysts for making changes in our lives vary from one person to the next, as well as for each person. It could be a life changing event or something as normal as when a parent becomes an empty nester (me, right now).

The steps outlined in this TED article are an excellent tool to help guide through the process of deciding whether or not to make a life change. Even if a catalyst hasn’t presented itself, the opportunity to make changes is ever present. Start by asking yourself, “Lying on my death bed, in the last few moments of my life, what will I regret NOT doing?”

Life is short, people. There is never a better time than now. Don’t let your life live you.

Here’s something you might want to consider tattooing on your forehead: What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do, says productivity guru Tim Ferriss. To do or not to do? To try or not to try? Most people will vote no, whether they consider themselves brave or not. Uncertainty and…

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Critical Geekery: Talking Representation in Pop Culture with the Nerds of Color

I rarely use the “discover” feature in my WordPress Reader, but am so glad I did today as I discovered this gem. Founder of and writers for The Nerds of Color—a blog I am now following and suggest you do as well—share their current favorite TV shows, observations on how the pop culture landscape has changed over the past three years, as well as the effectiveness of Twitter activism and hashtags.


Now three years old, pop-culture criticism blog The Nerds of Color is going strong, with a range of contributors writing thought-provoking posts, speaking at major events like San Diego Comic Con, and turning the blog into a successful locus for Twitter activism aimed at increasing representation in pop culture.

Founder and editor-in-chief Keith Chow and writers Valerie ComplexShawn Taylor, and Alice Wong talked to us about their favorite shows, shifts in the media landscape, and how we can all support inclusive entertainment.

When was the first time you saw yourself in popular culture (if at all)?

Keith: One of my favorite comics growing up was G.I. Joe. As much as I loved the cartoon and toys, I loved the comics more. My favorite characters were Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, rival ninjas who were former friends. I didn’t know it at the time, but I subconsciously gravitated to those…

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Kinless has returned after a year in Afghanistan. Welcome back Kinless, and so glad you made it home. I can’t imagine how happy you are to be home! Now please turn on commenting so we can give you a proper welcome back . 🙂

Kinless Chronicles

Oh, it’s been a while, hasn’t it?

My last post was Christmas Eve 2012.  And then I spent 2013 on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.  That’s done and I’m back.

We’ve pre-ordered Warlords of Draenor.  I’ve got three 90s (one was boosted with tradeskills from 60) the other two done “old school.”  The wife has her one level 90 character.  (Her boosted Warlock boosted from 60.  (60 is the magic level to get the tradeskill boost to max too.))  We’ve got two more characters each that are in their 87s.  A couple of Alliance Druids, and a Horde Shaman/Warrior combo.  We’ll have options when WoD hits.

And speaking of options, her Night Elf Warrior is with my Nelf Rogue and we’re starting Northrend now.

Then there was the attempt at ESO.  Someone described the mood in ESO as grim-grim.  There was that feel in LotRO and Rift as well.

You want…

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