‘In My Life’ Articles

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Give the Best Gift Ever: A Marathon

Give the Best Gift Ever: A Marathon

“My boyfriend at the time was studying archaeology and I saved and saved and studied to get him a very nice field compass…even though we are not together anymore and even though he’s not an archaeologist anymore, he’s a chef with a damn fine field compass!” – Respondent to the “Best Gift Given” Holiday Gift [Continue]

The Birth of Christmas: Talking Santa

The Birth of Christmas: Talking Santa

“Reality will eventually out but there’s so much reality in this life that one of the delights of childhood, and of being a parent, is to spread a little fairy dust occasionally.” – Emily “Dear Prudie” Yoffe, on when to tell kids about Santa   “No, seriously,” my seven year old daughter insisted from the [Continue]

Six Word Summer 2015

Six Word Summer 2015

  Six Word Stories. I’ve grown to love them as a method of focus and reflection in a life—and a mind—of business and fast-paced movement. Click the link if you need a description, read on if you already understand how these 18 words have become one of my favorite seasonal rituals. Maybe they have for [Continue]

Self-Doubt: A Love Story

Self-Doubt: A Love Story

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.” – Glenn Beck, Talk Show Host The Christmas Sweater The screen went blue. I had clicked “End Test,” completing my National Counselor Exam. I had faced fear, self-doubt and 200 psychological questions but I really felt like I had rocked it. [Continue]

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Fatherhood: The Death of Fun?

Fatherhood: The Death of Fun?

“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.” – Abraham Lincoln, Working Dad Dads give up great deal of things as they mature and one of those things is play. “Freud himself argued, back in 1908,” according to Psychology Today, “that adults do not play, and his adherents have [Continue]

Overcoming This Year

Overcoming This Year

“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher Happy Web-iversary, Everyone! It’s been another awesome year at KeithKarabin.com and we have you to thank for it. Readership, free subscriptions, public comments and private conversations are [Continue]

Martians Among Us

Martians Among Us

“Keeping people alive on Mars is a lot harder problem than most people realize.” – Sydney Do, MIT Aerospace Engineer The exercise is usually in sociology or ethics class and begins with the teacher declaring “The world is ending. You need to choose the people who will rebuild society,” and ending in a passionate discussion [Continue]

Like Ninja with Cookies

Like Ninja with Cookies

“Do a good turn daily…a reminder of the many ways girls can contribute positively to the lives of others.” – The Girl Scout Slogan, 1912 They’re dressed in green vests or blue tunics, big smiles, and this time of year—if you’re like the old me—we run from the button-cute sight of them. Girl Scouts (cue [Continue]

Rockin’ the World: The Global Holiday Marathon

Rockin’ the World: The Global Holiday Marathon

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” -Shirly Temple, Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion “Daddy, is there really a Santa Claus?” My daughter—feet fidgeting in her Christmas PJs, eyes wide, gazed up at me with a mix of [Continue]

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