Tag Archives: The Joy of Life

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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How is enlightenment like a fish sandwich?

And then he stepped outside and it was still raining… It was a unique morning and he didn’t know what to expect from the rest of the day. But that probably meant the rain was fine, and it fit his … Continue reading

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Column: I died and went to heaven

I was in the upstairs hallway of a house that felt like a home my family had yet to live in. The walls were shaking. Something big was about to happen, but my wife Sarah knew that it would be … Continue reading

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On depression: you can’t catch a net with itself

It makes sense that people trust their thoughts. Just like the omniscient narrators from TV shows like “The Wonder Years” and “Burn Notice,” we use the little voices in our heads as navigators to lead us from one situation to … Continue reading

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The Joy of Life: an interview with Brandi Carlile

“Brandi Carlile’s deep, emotive voice is instantly recognizable by the crack it inevitably hits just before liftoff,” I wrote in a music story for The Montclair Times. “With only three studio albums under her belt, Carlile has toured with the … Continue reading

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Hunting down the cool moments in a day

Routines can get monotonous and time can feel like it’s carrying on without me. That’s when my heels start to drag. Option one: desertion – flee the monotony with trips to the water cooler, snacking, fidgeting and mental staycations. Option two: tracking … Continue reading

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An elderly couple was walking down the hallway…

An elderly couple was walking down the hallway in a medical complex while my family was walking up the hallway in the other direction. “Wait, look…” the woman said to the man. They stopped in their tracks to watch my … Continue reading

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