Category Archives: The Dragon Burns

Day 4 Meditation Challenge: Bring the Noise

One of the things about a new habit is you don’t know what to expect along the way. The habit I am cultivating is meditating daily at the same time. Last night, I sat in my usual spot at 11:30 PM. Already, it was half an hour later than I like but I wanted to […]

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Hunger Games vs. Battle Royale – Great Artists Steal

With the release and the tremendous success of The Hunger Games movie, I’ve seen (but can’t remember where) several haters commenters bashing author Suzanne Collins. Their reasoning? The Hunger Games is a rip-off of the Japanese movie Battle Royale. How’s that? Both stories involve a group teenagers fighting to the death for the amusement of […]

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Happy Birthday: 49 Things I’m Thankful For

I just celebrated a birthday and wanted to thank everyone who wished me the best. I am without a doubt, one of the luckiest people ever, and thought I would share the following list of things I am so grateful for. Kristen. The love of my life who puts up with me every day. She […]

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2012 Year of the Dragon – Bad News for Rabbits?

The Year of the Dragon will be terrible for those born in Rabbit years. Actually, rabbits will discard the tribulations and setback of the past year (which was the year of the RABBIT) and the winds of Dragon energy will allow you to rise to the challenge of making good things happen for you Good […]

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Kicking Ass in the Year of the Rabbit – January Report

The Year of the Rabbit isn’t over yet. It ends on January 23rd. Then we enter the very exciting and predicted-to-be tumultuous Year of the Dragon. So get ready for a wild ride. Spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says this is the year of happiness. 2013, he says, will be the year of victory. […]

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Using Your Bloody Red-Eyed Insomnia to Get Things Done

I had two good friends make suggestions on what I should blog about and I liked what they suggested, so here’s the first post for my good friend Laura Thanks to X’s “Nausea” for inspiring my title.over at Learning Catalan. Second, I decide what I’m going to accomplish: I sometimes wish I could be one […]

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Kicking Ass in the Year of the Rabbit: August Debriefing

August marks the eighth month of 2011. It marks the seventh month of my tracking progress toward my goals (I started in February because I hate January with all its empty goal-setting, it’s my birthday, and this year, was the start of the Year of the Rabbit). After a summer that took us from Brooklyn […]

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Kicking Ass in the Year of the Rabbit: May Debriefing

Dearest Readers: May was a tremendous month! To be perfectly honest, it didn’t feel that great while I was deep in it but when I look back on May 2011, I’m going to remember that I made some serious progress toward several of my goals. Let me tell you what I did and why I’m […]

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SF Ikea Catalogue: Dinosaur Cloning Edition

Tongue-in-cheek reference to Jurassic Park aside, the reality is creation of biological entities is only going to get easier. Check out this interview with Ginkgo Bioworks co-founder, Reshma Shetty. She and her company are working on creating “enabling technologies to allow for rapid prototyping of biological systems.”  

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