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I Am

Here’s What I’m Trying To Do

photo courtesy of Cheryl Noel

Here’s a real life, in real time example of what yesterday’s post tried to illuminate. (I can’t make this stuff up) Helping our son with homework last night, he was asked to find out why the Earth rotates around the sun.

I read his completed work and asked if he copied it or wrote it himself. He copied it. Then I asked him if he could explain it. He couldn’t. Then I asked if he could re-write it in his own words. He struggled big time on re-researching. In the end, he agreed that the push to try harder not only allowed him use his own words, but to also understand them as well.

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Day To Day

I Haven’t Done This In A While

Why did Walt Disney love horses?

I haven’t stopped in a timeout-like fashion to do a pulse check in a while. If you know me in person, you know I like asking important, compelling questions. I also like to tell stories and use personal examples, versus something I’ve read or heard. Even crazier, I’ve been classically trained inspired to not give answers, but facilitate answers. Many of my posts contain questions people miss or ignore…

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Mid Life Celebration

jeff noel Wonders How Many People Worry About What To Write

What's your purpose?

Recently, jeff noel asked a friend if he was still running. The friend had fallen away from running. The friend said the first mile is always the toughest.

It is if you believe it is. It isn’t if you believe it isn’t. In writing, the first sentence will only be tough if you think it will be tough.

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Blog Stuff

November 2008 The First Mid Life Celebration Blog Posts Were Officially Written

Mid Life Celebration Blogs Use WordPress Twenty Ten Theme

Ever look back to the humble beginnings of something you did that has since turned out to become part of the fabric of your life? jeff noel’s very first blog post ever is captured here. Note:

  • Length of noel’s blog post
  • jeff’s promise to continue the story the next day
  • noel never wrote another blog post

jeff unintentionally abandoned eBlogger, never to return. Serendipitously, he discovered WordPress…

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Mid Life Celebration

Halloween A Year Ago Mid Life Celebration Hit It’s 3,000th Blog Post

Brrrr, I mean Boo!....Happy Halloween

Mid Life Celebration, the brain child of a Pennsylvania college student in 1979. jeff noel sat on the idea for the first book for 30+ years. That’s pretty scary. So is the fact that Mid Life Celebration is approaching it’s 5,000th post….probably near November 19, 2011.

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