Middle Age Men, Zen & Kung Fu

A few days ago I had coffee with a friend. We typically rejoice and complain about life simultaneously, as I suspect most middle age guys do? However, this time around I found myself in a very Zen like state except for the subject of bad customer service. As the conversation wrapped up I realized the […]

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Trying Something New?

Alright time for Dad to get on his Parent soapbox. I’m proud of certain people for trying new things ~ no names will be used here to protect the innocent. Dad is proud of these valiant efforts, regardless of whether they result in successes or failures. It takes courage either way. New experiences can make […]

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Too Old School for Cool… Fancy Pants?

I’d love to hear people’s thoughts on this new fad! Alright so I’ve been a dress shirt and jeans guy for a long time now and once in a rare while I try slacks. A few months back I went to Brooks Brothers to buy fancy pants. I felt very grown up. I picked a […]

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Babies Make Lousy Roommates!

Yesterday I wrote about how life can suck when you have a lousy college roommate and I pondered that your family are also your roommates.  Afterwards I started thinking that babies, even my own made lousy roommates! They were loud at all times of the day or night, they never did any of the shopping, […]

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Rude Roommates – They’re the Worst!

Life is great when you have great roommates. I’m speaking more so of the ones that you might share an apartment with or a college dorm, not your kids or spouse. Although technically I think they are roommates too and can also be awful at times! Not mine though, but I do imagine it happens […]

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Thanks Artists Everywhere

Yesterday I attended an art talk by my friend Mohsen. He’s not just obsessed with painting, but he’s also on a mission to define what art is, how it impacts our lives, our perception of the world and our reactions to it. Mohsen really loves art and science plus always puts on some very intriguing […]

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This Little Guy Exists

The fact that this little fellow is real and lives somewhere out there in southern Mongolia and northwestern China makes Life Great. Nature offers such wonders. However, I feel bad for the little guy, those ears must be huge because it desperately wants to hear anything that might be looking to eat it. The little […]

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TWO AMAZING EVENTS IN SCIENCE THIS WEEK!

I love science, not just for what it produces, but some of things scientists think up just blow my mind. Thanks to scientists many of us stay alive longer, live healthier lives, and are better able to understand our world and the universe it resides in. This week was a big day in science with […]

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You’re Like a Battery… no a Car!

Hello Kiddos We all agree that Artificial intelligence will one day take over the world and it’s because AI will be smarter than people. We also know from the Matrix movies that human beings make great batteries. All this is infallible logic, but sometimes young people think they are perpetual motion machines, never needing to […]

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It’s Back – Why Life is Great

Alright, I tried to consolidate the Why Life is Great blog with my primary website but it just did not make any sense. So, for the 2-3 people that enjoyed reading this blog – it’s back. It will once more only focus on positive and painfully obvious reasons for celebrating this thing called existence. We […]

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Magnets are so Cool!!!

Kiddos I’m going into old man mode… again! I think magnets make life great! I always found them so magical, which is weird because I later studied the heck out of them as an engineer. I understand the science, but still find them magical to this day! You can aim them at something and it’s […]

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Rain – the Great Rejuvenator

Kiddos Today we are going to recognize that rains makes life great. After trying to not utilize too much water over the summer, it’s nice to have the rain making things green all over. It also graciously helped put out the fires in Northern and Southern California. Like anything that is good, too much of […]

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Find a Job U Love!

Kiddos Life is Great when you have a job you love! A job you love means that most mornings when you get up and have to go to work, you will not hate the day in front of you, but instead will look forward to it and its challenges. I’m extremely lucky to have found […]

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Exercise

Kids I hate exercise and love it simultaneously. It’s like changing a diaper, it simply needs to be done whether you enjoy it or not! However, exercise can make your life great. It helps you both physically and mentally and I encourage you to try to always make it part of your life… for the […]

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Honor Manual Labor

Hello Kids Yes, that’s a recycled picture of the old man! Today’s pearl is for you to enjoy some manual labor somewhere in your life. It’s a gratifying feeling to create something with your hands that’s not on a computer screen. Life is great when you can stand back and marvel at something you’ve created after […]

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Losing Hurts!

Good Morning Kiddos Today’s little lump of coal is about losing! Yesterday the old man lost a deal against another competitor. It hurt, it sucks, it was disappointing, but it was not unfair! At first I thought about cancelling Christmas and rationing food, but that seems extreme, specially when this was a good year. So relax, […]

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Work with a Safety Net

Hello Again Kids So yesterday I spoke about opportunities and that sometimes you have to go all in – risk it all! I mostly meant all that, like I sometimes say that my love in unconditional! No one really believes that – right? That one important piece of advice I’d like to add to yesterday’s […]

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