And finally some work gets done!

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Honest to goodness, I’m FINALLY getting back to working on this site. I am so sorry for the wait, and I thank you for your patience. In the coming weeks you’ll not only see another redesign, but you’ll also see a completely new purpose and vision for the content. I hope you enjoy it. Please check back soon!
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Still on Hiatus . . . but Check This Out!!!

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People are usually surprised when a father is involved in his child’s life. They’re shocked if he is fit, vibrant, and up for anything. Be it challenging yourself in the weightroom or the boardroom, being the best you can be is essential to your child’s well being. Who else will inspire them to chase their dreams?

That’s why I’ve started Jacked Dad. If you like all the fitness and nutrition tips on this site, but you’d like to learn more about how to fit them into the wonderful craziness that is fatherhood, then check out Jacked Dad!

Sorry this has kept me away from this site for awhile. There was a lot of heartfelt writing that went into even the first few posts. That, and the actually parenting thing takes up a bit of time! Anyway, check out my new site. There’s lots of great stuff to come!

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It’s your duty as an American to check out the Jacked Dad Blog!

Not Really a Book Review of The Icarus Deception

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I am an unabashed Seth Godin fan. His main audience may be businesspeople, but the topics he writes about are universally valuable: how to fail with purpose, how to tell a good story, and, how to be indispensible.

His latest book, The Icarus Deception, heralds the end of the Industrial Era and its secure, well paid jobs, and it convinces us that the only way to ensure your professional success and personal fulfillment is to find and do work you deem worthwhile–in other words, to make art.

Here’s where I depart from a mere book review. After finishing the book and viewing Godin’s Sqidoo bibliography page, I came to a realization:

I have been blogging to promote my art, but I haven’t intended for my blog to be my art.

I’ll be taking a bit of a hiatus from the blog as I sort things out. Instead of being an advice column with some fiction and essays attached to it, I’d like to make Good Circuits a place to publish thought-provoking work of all types.

As the past iterarions of this blog may reflect, I’m going through growing plains as a writer. Should I write fiction, poetry, nonfiction, how to, self help, martial arts, stick strictly to marketing?

The truth is, I want to create all of that and more and to connect with all of you. And I’d like to welcome all of you to create and connect, too.

I’d love for you to share this experience with me. We are all artists, so let’s get together and make some art! Let’s make the most of our time online.

Let’s not waste the marvelous opportunity that Information Age presents. There’s more to the Internet than shopping and memes and cat videos. There is nothing standing in our way.

The New Good Circuits Blog

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It’s been a long time coming, but the new Good Circuits Blog is finally here! Thanks for your patience! I hope you like the new, cleaner, more navigable site. You’ll find the content has a new focus as well.

You see, I believe there’s more to life online than watching cats play piano on YouTube and reading memes. It seems the more connected our lives become, the more alienated we feel from one another. Why this irony? Isn’t technology supposed to make our lives better?

Being mindful in how we communicate online is the answer. Technology can help lead us to live happy, self-actualized lives. It just takes thoughtfulness and communication about feelings, issues, and ideas–not frivolous home videos or digitized shouting matches.

Sometimes, it’s hard to find sites with substance. I’m working to change that.

Ramblings, observations, reviews, photography, poetry, unsolicited advice. This site will host all of that and more. Most importantly, your comments and contributions will be what brings us all together. I hope you will join me in sharing what you love so we can all love it too!

– Bill Antonitis

PS — If you’re curious about what forms my views, please read my essay “How to Live Well After the Digital Revolution”. It’s a treatise of sorts, and it’s a little headier than what will normally appear on this site, but I hope you enjoy it.

PPS — Look for me to tweet and post my attempts at insight on Twitter and Facebook. Follow today!

Not Quite Dead!

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For all those looking for a dose of arts and ethics, please stay tuned. We’re not dead yet! Sorry for the long, hot summer delay. We should have the new site up and running in earnest before you know it!

Website Update Coming this Summer!

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It’s been nearly a year since launching this site.  While we have a small readership, it’s been fun connecting with all of you!  Over the next few months, I’ll be changing the format of this site to build some better ways for us to think about arts and ethics as a community.  Here are a few of the anticipated changes:

1. A fresh new–and brighter–design!

2. More of a focus on self-fulfillment and actualization.  I’ve been reading a lot of great literature on these topics of the past few years and would love to start sharing it with you.  After all, you’re worth it!

3. More work on the Good Circuits Project.  A lot of the theory and philosophy that underpins the manuscript can, and should, be explored here together.  Also, feedback on how to fix the story will be easier to give and receive.

Anyway, those are the three big things I’ll focus on.  If you think of more, let me know! – Bill Antonitis

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