Are we good at what doesn’t matter and poor at what does?

Orlando backyard campfire
Is being good at making and maintaining a fire important?


Are we good at what doesn’t matter and poor at what does?

We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. — Thich Nhat Hanh

Trick question in the photo caption. What if by fire we meant passion?

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One of the most important things no one’s ever told you

Midlife celebration t-shirt
Don’t let the worry of life’s typos stop you from living well


A common midlife crisis wakeup call results from living life from the sidelines.

Life is Life is not a spectator sport.

Today’s quick thought about our physical health is a click away, here.

PS. There are two typos in this post. One intentional, one not.

Can you find them?


Refresh, Renew, Reclaim

Have our days become a commodity, like these $1 DVD rentals outside a Walgreens?

Ever start something and not finish? Story of our lives, right? A year ago today, this post was started. No, seriously. Got as far as the title: Refresh, Renew, Reclaim.

Never wrote any content, just the title. A metaphor for our lives, isn’t it?

We come up with a title, a concept, a goal, and then time slowly steals it away from us so eventually, we end up right at the very place we had dreamt of leaving behind.

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