Inner Game vs Outer Game

Another great post from Rollo Tomassi. Damn, this guy is good. An excerpt: “It’s a difficult enough task for an individual to critically assess their own personality, and even more so to effect a change in it, but the final insult is to have other’s doubt the veracity of it. What others fail to see …

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Resources for New Christians

A reader writes in: “I’ve been an atheist my entire life, apart from the past nine months. It’s been a slow but steady process, but at the moment I’m convinced about the truth of Christianity. But I’m pretty much ignorant about basically *everything* to do with it. Never read the Bible, never been to church, …

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Life is an MMO

I’ve added a new line to the “I am an Aquatic Ape cyborg” koan in the “Who am I?” set. It now reads: “I am an Aquatic Ape cyborg. (Life is an MMO)” MMO is short for MMORPG, which stands for Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game. This koan won’t mean much to you if you’ve …

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Communist joke, and tongues

My girlfriend is a member of the Chinese Communist Party. This morning she said, “I never tell people I’m a Communist. I only tell them when they give us free lunch or free travel.” I pointed out that free stuff was the essence of communism. She said, “See? I’m the real one.” This post does …

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Recommended reading

Two posts worthy of attention recently scrolled across my RSS reader. The first is from Rollo Tomassi. It’s very, very solid. Despite what any pop-psychologist has ingrained into you, communication is NOT the key to success in an LTR. It’s what and how it’s communicated that is. It seems counterintuitive to deliberately withhold information that you …

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