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How to Reverse a Blow Out

Have you had any blow outs recently? With yourself, something, or someone? Not the ones where you go into a hair salon and have them blow out your hair (which you can’t do now anyway)....

Potentially Problematic Pandemic Peevishness

I have a Miele dishwasher. Who gives a shit you might be thinking. Or you could be thinking what a fool I am for spending so much money on a dishwasher (I would be in...

3 Steps to Smoother Sailing in Choppy Waters

Two weeks ago our internet service started shutting down at random times. One minute humming along, the next suddenly gone. In the past, in less complicated times, I have had to interrogate this problem over...

This Could Be the Last Time

Given that I have a 65 year old body topped off with a full head of white hair, the thought “This Could Be the Last Time” has started to bubble up from my brainstem into...

R2 Where Are You

Hello Friends:) I wanted to drop a note to share a story with you that I found really moving. I am enrolled in a speaking program called Heroic Public Speaking and as part of the...

Ground Hog’s Day Escape Plan

These days, with a bounty of coronavirus induced time on my hands, my wife and I linger more on our morning dog walks. With the arrival of spring in Minnesota nature is coming alive, oblivious...

Attention All Choices

Two weeks ago I had a plan. My future had an outline. I am a student in Michael and Amy Port’s Heroic Public Speaking grad school and I was scheduled to return to NYC in...

All Hands On Deck

There is a scene in one of my favorite movies, Margin Call, that rings true for these times. The movie is about the financial crisis of 2008 and how a math wiz at a financial...

How To Manage the Transitions of Your Day

Three months ago I got a Peloton bike. Overnight I went from a boring, 30 minute, mildly aerobic grind on an elliptical while listening to podcasts to getting my rear end handed to me by...

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