Classic wish: to do life over knowing what we now know

Dry ice in water science experiment
Last night’s middle school science open house.


Ever wish you could magically do your life over, knowing what you know now?

While it sounds inspiring and aspirational on the surface, deep down it’s never gonna happen. There is no secret formula. We do not have the ability to be reborn as a baby, knowing what we know now.

However, and this is a huge however, we (unquestionably) do have the ability to be reborn knowing what we know now. It’s called Mid Life Celebration.

It’s what you’ve always told yourself you’ve wanted and it’s right in front of you.

Your move.

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Excuse whisperer or battle cry?

Hollywood Anderson American Idol audition
There’s an incredible story under the surface.


How many people has the guy on the left tried to help? And how many have bit the hand that fed them?

We learn so much from our mistakes, it’s tempting to keep making them.

You caught that, right?

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This might not work, please be careful

Midlife Celebration old website header


(photo: Photograph of MLC’s very first business card, cropped to fit WordPress specs.)

Great things never begin with the bliss of certainty.

Blogging here is going to become more interesting in the coming days, weeks, and months.


Because today marks the official call to begin the official process.

Incredible what attitude contributes to making dreams come true.

Incredible, also, how fragile attitude can be when fear raises it’s ugly head and says, “This might not work. Be careful.”

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Living seldom stops us. What stops us is our fear of living

Teppan Edo at Epcot's Japan
Let the memories begin right here, right now


Dear son, thank you for an amazing 36 hours. Perhaps the best evening and next day – back to back conversations ever.

Dear readers, thank you for your amazing support after all these years.

Living seldom stops us. What stops us is our fear of living.

Mistakes and failures are gifts.

Life altering gifts.

Embrace them.

Chase them.

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