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Dear Son

How important is a free spirit in a structured world?

There’s a plan that’s by design, and this meet is one of several progressive milestones…

Masters outdoor championships

Sleeping in a dorm closet on the floor was a privilege, because it meant the opportunity to wear…

dorm room pics

… to wear this runner’s bib on the shirt above.

Men's 1500

How important is a free spirit in a structured world? Dear Son (and Cheryl), of all the people in the world, you know how hard a man with a dream works.

And with 2012 being the greatest Summer ever, you should be noticing tangible change in the free-spirit aura. Thanks again for allowing the trip to Lisle, Illinois yesterday and the day before.

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Are You?

When Midlife Celebration Gives It Away For Free, Does It Become Less valuable?

Midlife Celebration's 5,000+ Posts Have Always Been Free, All The Time

What’s the inherent value of something from Midlife Celebration if it’s free? Isn’t it generally assumed the more expensive it is, the more it’s worth?

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Nine Months Later

The Truth Hurts

Fog
Fog

The truth hurts. The truth can also set us free.

“Yeah, yeah, whatever!”

Can’t you just hear people saying this, or thinking it?  I say it too.  We all do sometimes.

In fact, I’ve said this all my life.

“Yeah, yeah, whatever.”

Until a few years ago when things began to change.

One close friend describes me as, “A Transformed man.”

Just yesterday, at jeffnoel.org (spirit) I posted about the fog, the semi-conscious state many of us seem to go through life with. Some may call it auto-pilot.

As we are into the fourth day of the new year already, wanted to remind everyone that the goal from all this writing is:

  1. To leave a trail for a young child
  2. To help others with their goals
  3. To eventually raise money to find a cure

These things have the ability to help transform anyone. At the moment, it’s working slowly, but powerfully.

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End Of The First Year

Five A Day – Part Three

“Why did you create five blogs in the first place, knowing that you’d never be writing in all five everyday anyway?”

Two logical reasons:

  1. My model for balance had four parts, not two
  2. I’d link each of them to all the others, for SEO

Mid Life Celebration is about balancing life’s big choices, and there are four:

  1. Mind
  2. Body
  3. Spirit
  4. Money

This fifth blog, jeffnoel.com, was created because I thought there should be an “office” or “headquarters”, so to speak – one that didn’t have a theme and wasn’t part of the model.

And when the previous jeffnoel.com didn’t renew after having that domain, www.jeffnoel.com for seven years, it was a natural choice to pick my given name as a dot com.

That’s it.  That’s how it happened.  And now, I can’t stop myself.

In a sea of blogs that drone on about whatever, I’m carving out a space among the few who have five-a-day, droning on about whatever.

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October 2009

How Many Posts?

Total posts?

Since March 2009, 1,152.  From five daily blogs, by the way.

Not bad for a guy who simply wants to “leave a trail” for his young (9 years old) son.

And, oh yeah, one other thing.  Not bad for a father that wants to help raise enough money until a cure is found for his son’s incurable disease.

Hopefully, you’ll never tire of hearing about this.  I don’t.  How could I?