‘In My Life’ Articles

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

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]

Six Word Summer

Six Word Summer

“A revolver holds six bullets, not eight.” –The Shawshank Redemption Over the years this site has become home to a few returning features and one of my favorites is the crafting of Six Word Stories, even to the point of the recent article on how to use them to build your Six Word Self. Along with the neat [Continue]

Happiness Overcomes

Happiness Overcomes

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” -Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Theologian and Philosopher The hope of a parent-to-be for their child is almost always the same; “Ten fingers, ten toes, a healthy, happy baby.” However, when that first hope, health, is not attained—when the baby is born with a [Continue]

For Robin

For Robin

“Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid. It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing that others will find [Continue]

I Am Not My Disability, Neither Are You

I Am Not My Disability, Neither Are You

“I’m a big believer in overcoming and achieving and doing things and not feeling sorry for yourself.” -Drew Carey, Comedian At its core human development is the genetic expression of surmounted obstacles, be they ancestral or personal, since “genetics reveals that individual variability is due to the combination of the many variations in environment and [Continue]

Living Wellness in 5 Steps

Living Wellness in 5 Steps

This website was born way back in May of 2010. Every year in May I look back and assess the year’s articles first, to ensure I’m providing the value that you guys deserve and second, as a means of reflecting on the work itself, my life and the themes that lurk within. Some years there’s [Continue]

No, Spice is the Spice of Life

No, Spice is the Spice of Life

  “He who controls the Spice controls the universe.” -Baron Harkonnen, Dune, 1984   Flavor. Totally awesome eating is all about flavor. Salty, sweet, savory or spicy—alone or in a balanced dance—flavor beats my other two food priorities; volume and texture, as the key to succulent satisfaction. And, y’know what? Flavor is free. Spice is [Continue]

Relationship Rejuvenation

Relationship Rejuvenation

 All pictures are of Hamanassett B&B and the grounds. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” -Mignon McLaughlin, Journalist “Marry me,” she said, that enlivening mix of adoration and mischief in her eyes. “Where’s my ring?” I joked. Two months later, on the one year anniversary of the [Continue]

Darkness Weathered

Darkness Weathered

“I owe our successful weathering of #Nika outage to the wisdom of my Dad, The Colony, Survivorman &, of course MacGyver.” ‏@KeithKarabin ·Feb 11 (via Twitter)  I’ll never forget the sound of the wind for those five nights. It wasn’t particularly strong or loud, that’s what made it all the more disturbing; it was that [Continue]

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