Category Archives: The Joy of Life

The Joy of Life is a weekly column that aims to figure out what it really takes to be happy through conversations about life and family.

Larry Eats A Pancake – Larry David – Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Larry Eats A Pancake – Larry David – Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. For some reason, this little show makes me feel better about aging…

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Celebrating life–even at death’s door!

Whether it’s for gems to share with readers or to light the way in my personal quests, I am always searching for nuggets of wisdom. Sometimes I strike it big and they are revelations that seem like they should be … Continue reading

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Brandi Carlile, 30 and staying young at heart — the Bear Creek interview

Some people are able to separate the art they enjoy from its creator. They don’t care if a singer has mob ties or if they are at home popping pills and shooting their television in their spare time. I am … Continue reading

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Yoga: Wil it help me move to the outer edges of my body?

I turned 40 this year and I am finding that my body is facing new limitations. My wife has been encouraging me to try yoga because 40 years of wear and tear are taking their toll on my body, which … Continue reading

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What makes a story good?

Learner.org proposes that the following ingredients are needed. “Literature gives order to human experience. Literature explores cultural values. Literature demands an emotional response from the reader,” and finally, “Like a great journey, literature can show you things you have never … Continue reading

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Interview with Gregg Allman – Reconsidering a life with the blues

By the time Gregg Allman’s brother and band mate, Duane, died in a motorcycle accident in 1971, the Allman Brothers had already recorded three albums that became the bedrock of American classic rock: “The Allman Brothers Band,” “Idlewild South” and “At … Continue reading

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Why dreams aren’t better than the real things

More than once my wife, Sarah, has said that our house is her dream house. This always causes me to react in a way that I find hard to explain. Living in a dream house sounded like a good column … Continue reading

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