#8: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore!

Just when you thought you had things under control, it all changes on you! My life in Canada only lasted 18 months, then my father decided to move to Portugal. My mother and father owned a small grocery store in Canada that my Mom started and operated. My mother did not want to go back […]

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#7: Brother Can Read – I’m Addicted to Binkies!

Several months have passed and no photos taken of me. Not sure why? Thought maybe I was being fat shamed, so I took off some poundage around the waist line, did some crunches too. Meantime I learned that Fancy Boy Frank likes to show off by pretending he can read while I’ve developed an addiction […]

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#6: I feel the Need for Speed!

In life we sometimes need a little help to achieve our goals, whether it’s from other people or machines. I needed to become more mobile, not just to chase food down, but also to run away from my brother and to act like a pinball bouncing off all the furniture. The downside was the wedgy […]

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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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The Many Follicled god Demands Humility!

The featured picture and the one on the left above is not of my mother, but of my father as a child. The picture on the right is my father in his 20’s. Those beautiful long locks of hair are long gone. He always told us that he lost his hair from riding his motorcycle […]

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#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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