Over Christmas, I got the flu…the plague. There was a well documented H1N1 outbreak going on at the time, and I’m pretty certain that’s what I had because it’s been years since I’ve been that sick. I hardly ever get sick. I might get one cold per year. Anyway, it was the middle of January …

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I missed last week’s post because I was in Vancouver over the weekend, and I spent Sunday night editing the latest episode of the podcast. I’m late with this week’s post because the long weekend messed me up. I never know what day it is at the best of times, so having a Monday holiday …

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For decades I’ve been taking 15 seconds out of my day to write a single sentence that always begins “I’m grateful for…”. Some days I forget, but I’d say I get it done 95% of the time. When I first started doing this, I’d just write it on whatever scrap of paper was close at …

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- “All this happened, more or less.” – Kurt Vonnegut Midway through second grade, Liam Flanagan’s mother and father split up. It was bitter and ugly; the kind of divorce you sometimes hear or read about, but don’t often witness. Liam and his little sister Kelvee saw their parents carry this out moment by agonizing …

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Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau I’ve been working the concept of “music likers vs. music lovers” around in my head  for a long time. Years. Maybe even decades. I remember …

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I’m 3 days away from being 50. I feel mostly OK about that, except I don’t think I’ve been trying hard enough so far. I’m going to see if I can use this “milestone” birthday as an excuse to start building some better habits. I hope the result will be that I end up being …

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It irritates me when people say “faith in humanity restored”. For example, somebody will see a photograph of somebody doing something nice for someone else, and they will sometimes comment that their “faith in humanity is restored”. I understand that individual people are sometimes disappointing, but humanity as a whole is pretty consistently fantastic. Look …

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Here’s the conversation that happens in my brain when I have a chiropractic appointment just after running into my chiropractor in the men’s room: Me: Hey. Chiro: How are ya? Me: I just had my wiener in my hand. Chiro: Me too. Me: Yeah, I know. Chiro: Yeah… Me: I know you washed your hands…but …

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