ASH AMBIRGE

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Stay Foolish. Stay Wise. Have CONFIDENCE.

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired

Rules–particularly the dogmatic variety–are most useful for those who aren't confident enough to make their own damn decisions.

 

For the rest of us, there's vodka–so we can cope with the decisions we were foolishly wise enough to make.

 

So help us, Grey Goose.

 

Amen.

-Excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Middle Finger Project

You didn't think I forgot about my 2012 resolution, did you?

Mar 30

2017

When Following the Crowd is GOOD FOR YOU.

So the other day, it happened. There was one person stubborn enough to finally coerce me into doing the one thing I’d promised I’d never do. I’d hedged for many painful weeks. (Okay, fine, months.) I’d squirmed and I’d squithered (new favorite word) and I’d writhed and I’d wriggled. And yet, she kept asking. “Today […]

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May 25

2010

The Lost Art of Quitting

“Quitters never win & winners never quit.” Excuse me, divine gods of all Protestant work-ethic-inspired proverbs, *takes drag of imaginary cigarette* but I beg to differ. *Apathetically exhales and flings cigarette to ground before grinding it with the ball of not-so-imaginary fire engine red high heel.* We’ve heard these types of statements all our lives:  […]

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Jul 30

2010

On NOT “Following Your Dreams”

You know, this whole “follow your dreams” thing is getting a little old, right? Coming from me, that’s probably surprising. But the problem is that so much of it is fluff. So much out there encourages you to start “living the life of your dreams,” while frolicking on a big white puffy cloud and nibbling […]

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Nov 4

2010

You Don’t Need a Job – You Need Guts

Truth: Most people will walk this earth for decades, feeling guilty for not pursuing the great adventures inside of them, but will never do anything about it. Truth: Most people are overwhelmed by fear, and will make some of the worst choices of their lives because of it. Truth: Most people will put their head […]

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Nov 18

2010

The Woman Whose Ass We All Should Be Kissing

If I had a foghorn, do you know what I’d shout? (Besides how I’ll never understand why so many people think that God is actually a compelling justification for their particular policy preferences. /rant) What I’d really shout—what I truly believe our people desperately need to hear—is this and this alone: The well-being of our […]

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Mar 14

2013

Success Is Where the Heart Is

He sat in the far corner of the room–no clip board, no notepad, no smile. I couldn’t make out his face–the room was dark and the curtains were drawn. I waited for Al Pacino to bust down the door, cigar in hand. I was seated near the door, at a table, with a woman named […]

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Nov 13

2013

You Know You Need a Change When…

The year I tried to juggle 1,407 balls in the air and still be nice to strangers in the super market taught me an important lesson: Busy isn’t a synonym for happy. Full doesn’t mean fulfilled. And people are pushy assholes in line at the deli counter. All of us are busying ourselves to death—sometimes […]

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