What's your Wunderkammern?


This blog is mine. From Austin Kleon:

If you happened to be wealthy and educated and alive in 16th- and 17th-century Europe, it was fashionable to have a Wunderkammern, a “wonder chamber,” or a “cabinet of curiosities” in your house—a room filled with rare and remarkable objects that served as a kind of external display of your thirst for knowledge of the world. Inside a cabinet of curiosities you might find books, skeletons, jewels, shells, art, plants, minerals, taxidermy specimens, stones, or any other exotic artifact. These collections often juxtaposed both natural and human-made marvels, revealing a kind of mash-up of handiwork by both God and human beings.


Always Doing Both

“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both. ” ~James A. Michener~

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Relax..... Luxury Surf Yoga Retreat


Needing to take things down a notch but want to do it in style? Check out this Luxury Surf and Yoga Retreat by Three Jewels. (my bro/sis in-law's company)

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Three Jewels Retreats, A day in paradise at a Yoga and Surf Retreat

Music: Xavier Rudd "Come Let Go"

What do you do?

Often times people ask me what I do. I also ask people "what do you do?". We Americans are so obsessed with labels and identification. In most cases the responses to "what do you do?" are job related.... I am a lawyer, nurse, executive, broker etc. but really that is just our job and is not really us.  We are also fathers, friends, gardeners, weavers, collectors, daughters, travelers, lovers.

We all have deep inside of us passion and reasons for what we do and why we do it. The surface only tells a part of the story.

Here is a list I jotted on one of my inner explorations a few weeks ago.  This one is titled "Love to....". (I have typed it further below in case you can't read my chicken scratch.)  So... "What do you do?" Would love your comments and emails or tweets


Here it is typed...

Love to...

    -see potential     -make change     -be creative     -resourceful     -make money     -involve team members     -joint success     -contribute     -help     -understand and be understood     -give back     -provide for my family     -be passionate     -involved, intrigued, excited     -feel good     -see opportunity and act on it