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The Gifts of Disability: Making Sense of SATB2 [Featured on The Mighty]

Some roads we choose and some roads choose us. The road less traveled can be challenging. But it also offers great opportunity. I recently discussed our new path with Awesome Mack : Speechless: The Uncharted Territory of SATB2 Syndrome Definitely a … Continue reading

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Breathe In, Breathe Out: Buddhist Master Explains Easiest Way to Meditate and Train Your Monkey Mind

I’ve professed my love of meditation – perhaps the ultimate life hack. Unfortunately, meditation is a habit that fades for many. Too much thinking. Too much sitting. Not enough Zen. Good news. Your Monkey Mind is easy to tame, and it’s … Continue reading

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Speechless: The Uncharted Territory of SATB2 Syndrome

“Be the expert.” A platitude I’ve echoed in my head as I venture into uncharted territory. My general lack of direction over the years has created ample opportunity for this self-talk. But I’ve never qualified as an expert. Always onto … Continue reading

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This Pooping Unicorn Will Make You Question Reality

There are a lot of reasons to question the reality we are fed – from parents, peers, schools, government, media, food, medical, blah, blah, blah. Conspiracy theories abound. More importantly, conspiracies abound. Everyone is selling the idea they believe in. … Continue reading

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The Yin & Yang of Being Beaten by Your Kid

I have three claims-to-fame in my 39 years on this lovely planet. I once placed 2nd in a BMX bike race. Seven years old. My first BMX bike. A brand new birthday helmet. A big dirt track with hills and … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Life of Bob Ross…Still a Mystery. But Now We can Watch the Very First “Joy of Painting” Episode.

A gross disservice. A disservice to you – dear reader, to me, and most of all to the legend himself, Bob Ross. I have spewed 312 posts on this very blog, and not one of them has referenced the venerable … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from the End: What can Aging & Death Teach Us?

Considering the recent post about my Grandfather, this seems like a good time to share some life lessons from the end of a life well lived. We push through our daily lives struggling, clawing, fighting for…???? We are continually distracted … Continue reading

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The Death of My 99-Year-Old Grandfather Made Me a Better Person [Lead by Example & Choose Your Examples Wisely]

My Grandfather passed away last week. 99! Actually, 98 and 337 days…28 days shy of 99. I’ll round up. One heck of a run. Here’s what our train ride looked like to/from the funeral…   2 1/2 year old in … Continue reading

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You Should be Listening to Podcasts [Awesome Recommendations to Get You Started]

A monotone voice drones from the worn-out speakers. Wa wa, wa wa wa… Miles of road ahead. Grandpa at the wheel. Glazed eyes of bored youth melt into the faux wood paneling of the giant Buick. Ever been trapped by … Continue reading

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Dude’s Book Review: Dead White Guys [Because Parental Units are Expected to “Know All About Life.”]

Little Dude ~ Yes you do; you know all about life! I dig philosophy. We’re all philosophers at heart. Whether we realize it for not, we search for answers to life’s unanswerable questions. At some point, we realize that we … Continue reading

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