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Where is your happiness?

by Megan M. on December 24, 2009 · 2 comments (Blog) |

This morning while searching for something to listen to while I showered, I stumbled on a TED Talk by Martin Seligman, the author of a book called Learned Optimism that I’d been looking at fairly recently. I thought, hmm, why not? And I put it on. (There’s a sidenote here about the sheer glee it [...]


Time Is Short, and Slippery

by Megan M. on September 29, 2009 · 3 comments (Blog) |

Time moves fast. Have you noticed? One day you’re thinking about the great things you’re going to do as soon as you get out of this rut, and the next you’re looking back and going, Shit, I’ve been in that rut for eight weeks! And then maybe a few months, you know? A few months [...]


I got a bit muddled this afternoon and went out on the porch with my markers to sort it out. I dribbled my brain out onto the paper for awhile, finger painting, listening to the wind and the rustling of branches and the sound of quiet Austin heat (104 degrees, to be precise). What I [...]


When Life Isn’t About Money

by Megan M. on July 20, 2009 · 10 comments (Blog,Featured) |

I read last week on Boing Boing about Javanese batikers who aren’t interested in copyrighting their work. What? They don’t want exclusive protection for their intellectual property? Whyever would someone do that? I think I have some idea. Traditional copyright often seems to be all about money these days. It might be about other things, [...]


Feeling Connection

by Megan M. on January 20, 2009 · 2 comments (Blog) |

At some indeterminate point in the last few years, I began to feel emotions much more strongly than I used to. Most of the time, they’re normal. But more and more, they rise like a tide, or hit me like a wave. (WHACK! Broadsides me.) The really amazing ones are about people. An urge to [...]


Raise the Bar (plus my !MBA mind map)

by Megan M. on December 8, 2008 · 11 comments (Blog) |