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Putting Life In Perspective

 

A Uniquely Positive View of  Daily Life

 
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Enlightenment?

A long time ago I had a friend, and we would talk about “being in the flow.“ We both understood the concept and marveled at how wonderful...

I Love You

Long before I learned about the rule of threes in comedy, I grew up hearing that bad things happen in threes. I’ve heard that all my life...

Young at Heart

On Monday I went for a physical, and I saw a new doctor, so it was mainly a getting-to-know-you session. She asked if I had any health...

Broadway

The house lights went down; the audience quieted in anticipation. The curtains grew back, the stage lights came up, and 73 actors filled...

Thankful

In 1990, the movie Pretty Woman came out starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Mandy and I saw it and were soon quoting it every...

From Awkward to Awesome

I guess because I love words, I remember where I heard a lot of them for the first time. I remember hearing the word eviscerate (to...

St. Francis

We live in a different world today. You often hear people say that when they are talking about: the old days, the price of groceries or...

A Cold Winter

Years ago, when sleep was not a problem, my mom dragged me out of bed at some unholy hour to go to a farm to pick strawberries. I still...

Slow Down

Today I went to yoga. I have a love-hate relationship with it. I love the idea of it; I love how I feel after I’ve done it, but I hate...

Holding On

Earlier this week Paul was in NYC for a speech he was giving. Afterwards, he jumped in an Uber and headed back to his hotel. They sat...

Hip-Hip-Hooray

Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu really know how to get you to watch what they want you to watch. The other night Paul and I...

Trust Issues

One of the assignments in the improv class I’m taking is to come up with a character- complete with accent, mannerisms, and comprehensive...

Sensitivity

I’m typically pretty observant. The friend I walk with calls me a “noticer.” As we’re walking and talking I’ll notice that there are a...

Effort

I rarely set an alarm. When you routinely wake up at 4:00 or 5:00 am, you don’t really need to. Between changing time zones this past...

Feeling Adulty

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I’m here a day early this week. Tomorrow, Wednesday, I’ll be in San Diego giving a speech. I’m so excited I can...

Cooking with Kelly

You know how you usually think a couple of hours after an interaction, “oh, I should have said…“ It’s so frustrating. But every once in a...

The Good and the Bad

I heard a phrase about someone not too long ago that I loved: “he wasn’t the devil, but he was on the payroll.“ What colorful verbiage. I...

Perseverance

I wonder how many band concerts I have sat through as a parent. I have attended them in middle school, high school, summer camps,...

Noah and the ARK

Do you know who Michael Scott is? Or Dwight and Schrute Farm? What about Pam and Jim, the sweetest love story ever? If these are...

No Silo Effect Here

In the corporate world there is a lot of talk and concern about the silo effect, where each department gets kind of trapped in their own...

 

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