Doers vs Crabs in the Bucket people

Last weekend, my wife and I were in Fort Worth, Texas. We met some fascinating people over the internet and wanted to meet them all in real life. So we ended up going to the dinner. Every single person was a go-getter. Someone who wants something out of life. No,…

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Creating fantasy worlds

I remember the first time I ever played Dungeons and Dragons. I was 11 years old. It was a sort of summer school where the kids get to choose their own electives. I chose vocals and board games. Why? I had no idea. For the vocals, I was the only…

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If you wait too long to get started…

Mom and I used to butt heads. Looking back, I realize that it's because we're pretty much the same person. Except, she didn't live to see me shine. She played Chopin and Beethoven on the piano. I played ABBA and Journey. She spoke five languages fluently. I speak one and…

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Why I love cruises

I talked to one of my besties last night. He and his wife just got back from being on the road. They got to see Mount Rushmore, something we haven't seen yet. On our list. We started talking about vacations. He's not the cruise type. He thinks they'd be boring.…

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I’ve done a 180 on running

I've talked about the benefits of sunlight many times. So I'd often tell the Mrs that I'm going for a walk, just to get some sun. Then, a real nice ass with a ponytail will fly by. And I'd suddenly get the inspiration to run. I'll come back covered in…

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