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Dear Son

Dear Future me

iPhone 7 receipt
Purchased the new iPhone 7 and 7-Plus a few hours ago (Sept 9, 2016). The Cloud is a great place to store “stuff”.

 

Dear Future me,

You will eventually discover that your material possessions aren’t meant for you, they’re meant for the people who follow behind you.

Do your best to cultivate your “material story” in a way that serves as a roadmap for living a life of peace and contentment. Great roadmaps, from actual journeys (not theory nor rhetoric) are rare.

A treasure.

A gift.

Oxygen.

 

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Dear Son

Dear younger me

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Photo: Grinnell Glacier overlook August 2016.

 

Dear younger me,

Nothing will prepare you for the heartache you and your future wife will endure on your journey to become parents. Unfortunately, you will both learn that parenting isn’t an entitlement.

This too shall pass and you will see your Son’s 16th birthday – the story will continue to unfold but i can’t reveal the rest of it right now.

PS. Writing that book to him was a gamble. How that one ends is for the road up ahead.

 

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One Question A Day?

Do the advice givers really care if we improve or get better?

Fixing pool overflow drain pipe
Being well balanced is art, so is fixing things well

 

Do the advice givers really care if we improve or get better?

Probably not, unless they’re our parents or grandparents.

But the really great self-help gurus will be transparent about this.

They’ll tell you the biggest part of helping is not helping – it is in them asking the right questions, repeatedly, and then getting out of the way.

Finding the right questions is art.

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The great Summer of 2012

Look closely (some of the best advice ever)

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notice what the bear, Jack, is sitting on?

Did you happen to notice the individual legs (in the shadows) in yesterday’s photo? Notice above what Jack’s sitting on? Starting tomorrow (welcome July) I’ll be writing on all five blogs about a recent trip. It was mildly life-changing on a number of fronts. Never saw it coming.

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Make It Simple

Here’s the one thing I tell people who dismiss simplicity as critical to success

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a flower and a rock....art

What do I tell people who dismiss simplicity as critical to success?

“Good luck with that.”

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