I read this post about why a “No” friend is the best friend quite some time ago, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Nina Badzin makes the point that there is value in having friends who will tell you when you’re being ridiculous, when you’ve lost sight of your north, when you’re just…

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According to the Love Project’s big, fat master plan, September was The Month of Seeing. All month I focused on making the most of my day-to-day interactions with strangers. In stores, in restaurants, at Starbucks and the library, I made eye contact. I smiled. I engaged people in conversation, asking questions, listening to their answers,…

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Here is the story of how a great, big fat fun, awesome (j) idea gets born… Once upon a time, I was sitting in a Peet’s writing my review of Julie Klam’s book, YOU HAD ME AT WOOF, while waiting for The Boy (who was playing D&D with his insanely smart, geeky, nerdy friends who…

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