*Inspired by “The Anthropocene Reviewed” by John Green


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ M1 Macbook Air — Laptop
Best computer I’ve ever had. Can’t slow it down. No fan, so no noise when streaming video. Amazing. (Smallish screen, so I’m usually hooked up to an external monitor & mouse through a dongle. heh heh… “dongle.”)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Brene Brown — “Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice”- Audio Book

Brene is great at everything. But this live talk hit me so good. Felt like she was affirming tons of things I’ve been working on and teaching.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ DolphinsAnimal
I’m 50 years old and I still jolt up, smile big, point, and yell, “DOLPHIN!” when I see one.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jennifer HollinsMortgage Broker
A friend for many years before I got to witness her professionally. I didn’t think I would qualify for a loan. No way I would be a condo-owner without her. (Oh, did I mention I’m no longer a 50-Year-Old-Mortgage-Virgin???)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ticonderoga pencilsWriting instrument

I just love the texture of a pencil! For many years I had a judgment that a pencil was immature or connected to being a student. But I just enjoy the pressure sensitivity of a basic soft yellow pencil.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Amy BurnstineMother
I can’t get my head around the massive undertaking of single parenting. But Amy just celebrated Asher’s 3rd birthday and he is amazing. Bravo, momma.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Boyd VartyPodcast Guest

This Tim Feriss interview with Boyd is freakin’ incredible. I bought and loved Boyd’s book, “The Lion Trackers Guide to Life,” but the stories (and the way he tells them) in his interview are just fantastic.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The Untethered Soul” — Michael A. SingerBook/audiobook

I read this halfway through 10 years ago and it had a wonderful effect on me. I just finished it with my book club and it absolutely rocked my world. Simple, but advanced spiritual shit.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jen PsakiWhite House Press Secretary
Holy crap is her mind amazing. I am humbled by her quickness and clarity. I don’t usually watch press briefings, but when I do, I’m cheering for Psaki.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mark LeeArtist

For years I have been consistently blown away by Mark’s creations. Sadly, he was just in a scooter accident in Bali. Check out his art, and chip in for his medical expenses if you can.

And here are a few ONE STAR REVIEWS

Burning Man 2022Ticket Situation

A combination of 3 years of pent up “This is my year to go to Burning Man!” has made tickets scarcer then ever before. This is as bad as it has been since 2012 when they first introduced the Direct Ticket Sale tickets to ensure Theme Camps and Art projects had enough tickets to bring their offerings.

MortgagesBureaucratic Process

Holy moly is that a lot of wasted time and energy! In addition to the massive amounts of documentation, I had to provide dozens of letters to explain the most simple details (from that provided documentation) of my financial situation and history. It was easier to donate sperm and make a baby — and that took a year!

Any 5 Star recommendations from YOU?

I love you!

-John Halcyon



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