‘In My Life’ Articles

Stuff about me, me, me! And probably my wife and kid. Gaze into the aetheric terrarium.

Best. Summer. Ever.

Best. Summer. Ever.

  “Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” – Kellie Elmore, Writer “Before we know it, summer will be gone. And with it will go the many opportunities that it brings. The radiant sunlight, beautiful beaches and outdoor cooking…and underlying these elements are opportunities to boost the way we think and feel” [Continue]

Six Word Summit

Six Word Summit

“I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through – then follow through.” – Edward Rickenbacker, WWI American Fighter Ace and Medal of Honor recipient.   We’ve extoled the virtues of Six Word Stories as a way to memorialize, reflect upon and process the powerful moments of life for the last five [Continue]

6 Word Winter 2017

6 Word Winter 2017

“No matter how long the winter, the spring is sure to follow.” – Proverb The seasons change and the six word story challenge returns. There’s still heaps of crusty frozen snow on some of our lawns, but the spring flowers are defiantly poking through! Now is the time to reflect, as the frost melts and [Continue]

2016: Year of the Guest

2016: Year of the Guest

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before…” – Neil Gaiman, Author   Back in May, on the anniversary of the [Continue]

Holiday Power: The Music, The Marathon

Holiday Power: The Music, The Marathon

“We still find comfort in thinking that there is a time of year set aside when peace and happiness are achievable. The music of the season is part and parcel of this…” – Bob Searls1, Indie Musician, performer of “Jon Solomon’s Christmas Eve Marathon”   It’s a week before Christmas and all across the nation [Continue]

Just How Thankful Are We?

Just How Thankful Are We?

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day and leave out the gratitude.” – E.P. Powell, Journalist and Author “Grateful people are happy people, research shows,” says the Greater Good Science Center of the University of California (Greater Good, 2015). [Continue]

Halloween Reality

Halloween Reality

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!’” – Dexter Kozen, American theoretical computer scientist and songwriter   You dare to return after the article on Halloween Fantasy?! You must be courageous, intrepid reader, or one of the many who actually enjoy being frightened, as revealed in [Continue]

Peace Outside, Peace Inside

Peace Outside, Peace Inside

“Park…visitation soared after 9/11. The experience of nature confers a sense of sanity. It bestows a spiritual calmness that helps people cope.” – Ruth Coleman, Director of California State Parks   This article will go live while we’re packing the cars for an annual family camping trip (thank you technology!) and that yearly sojourn has [Continue]

How to Live Kid-Happy

How to Live Kid-Happy

“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” – Kailash Satyarthi,  Children’s Rights Activist, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Around this time last year, the article was on the new world awaiting Seven Year Olds as their minds comprehend and hearts embrace more of the fullness of life. [Continue]

Holy Cow! (minus the cow)

Holy Cow! (minus the cow)

“The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you’re off it. ” – Jackie Gleason, Actor Spring has sprung and renewed many of our desires to trim down. Fear not, the Fat Guy’s Guide to Health has got your back. The road to street level physical wellness [Continue]

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