#5: I Became TOO Cute!

Being very goal oriented from the moment I was born, I stayed true to my word of maintaining my buttery thighs for maximum cuteness factor. I’d had filled out quite nicely and like Charmin, I had become irresistibly squeezable. This was before today’s  keto diet and all those 9 month old kids with their chiseled […]

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#4: Older Brother Having Doubts about Me

So I have to admit that I eventually started to admire my older brother. Despite some of questionable conduct, he could walk, talk, and didn’t soil himself. These were huge obstacles for me at the time. However, I also began to suspect that my brother was himself having doubts about me.  I  was not really […]

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#3: Having my Doubts about Older Brother

So I discovered that I had an older brother, I kind of expected him to be smarter than me, but even as young as I was, I knew he was not using the tricycle correctly. Sadly, I did not know how to use words yet to express my disappointment at the time and was just […]

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#2: Yikes – I have an Older Brother!

It turns out that I had to accept the fact after I came into this world, that some fancy boy that liked to dress up with a bow tie was already taking up space in my home. The attached picture represented the inverse of things to come. I was smaller and without hair while my […]

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#1: I WAS BORN!

Back in the 60’s there were no ultrasounds, so no pics of me in the womb. Not sure how many months old I was here, but this is the youngest photo I have of myself. I don’t know if I’m nude or wearing a diaper there, so this photo was not cropped to prevent you […]

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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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Never Give Up!

Dear Daughter Here we are again, studying for finals. It seems crazy to think that this is really the only life you’ve known! Let me assure you that there is more out there in the world then being constantly tested. Nevertheless, I know you got this because you’re not a quitter! You didn’t become a […]

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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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Time Machines & Violence!

Dear Kids You’re more tech savvy than me so if you come across a time machine on the internet, don’t tell me about it. I concluded that Life is Great because there are no time machines! Justice delayed in not justice and a grown man beating up a little girl is probably not justice at […]

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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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Opportunities Ahead?

Morning Kiddos This is an important post (at least I think it is), but you are probably too young to fully grasp it or maybe I just think it’s important when it’s not? That said, I believe it is important and hope some of it sinks in and that you remember some of these words?  […]

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Extremely Silly Movies

Dear Kids Today I’m going to recognize life being great because of the demented silly minds that decided to make movies like Thumbwars and Thumbtanic. Sure, some of your friends thought we were nuts to find it hilarious, but it was ridiculously funny!!! So today I recognize all those creative silly minds out there that […]

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Family – Can’t choose them!

Kids The old saying is that “you can chose your friends, but not your family” and maybe that’s a good thing. Yes, many of you are a pain, a bit crazy, and really weird, but we have to accept all that. We are the only family we got and we’re stuck together, best to accept […]

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Fears and Anxieties

Hello Kids So I was surprised to discover a couple of weeks ago that you have one of the same reoccurring nightmares that I have. The one where you are in a car by yourself that is moving fast, but somehow you’re stuck in the back seat trying to stir and control the thing. For […]

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Sleeping in is Great!

Good Morning Kids … or good afternoon to some of you? Anyway, the old man slept in today and woke up at a staggering 7AM; that’s 2-5 hours later than normal and man did it feel great.  The tryptophan from that turkey that I swore I did not eat must have finally kicked in. Occasionally, […]

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