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Reaching for Satisfaction: Creativity Edition

Since starting up this blog again ten days ago–actually, for several months now–I have been thinking about what, exactly, this blog means to me. More importantly, whether I’m blogging or doing something else creatively, I have been searching for what I want to do next. It may turn out to be blogging specifically. It may […]

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A Fresh Start

In the past few years I have been doing everything I can to get a fresh perspective, to do things that are fun, that are different from the old routines of work and stress, that get me out of the old ruts, the old mental thoughts, the old habits. This blog was a great way […]

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Will Let You Know

Well, well, well… here we are. It seems I have found myself writing my blog on a daily basis once again 🙂 Without any fanfare and without specifically addressing it, I started up the personal reflection machine that is myhappinessobsession.com mid-month. It has been cool so far. Today I have been looking around on this […]

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Pause and Reboot

Here we are, the last day of June. I blogged all of April and now all of June. Overall, it’s been a very satisfying experience. What’s next for me? Well, I have a new project in mind, something that will use the blog as a platform… to share original music. In format, it will be […]

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Sensitive Expressive Me

I’ve been enjoying doing this blog this month, by and large. It seems that I’m getting even more relaxed about expressing myself. That was definitely the purpose of doing the blog in the first place. When I was younger, I was definitely not relaxed about sharing my thoughts. I admit, even in the past few […]

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Q&A with the Chief Blogging Officer of MyHappinessObsession.com

Okay, today I decided to answer some questions from an imaginary interviewer asking me about my blog. This interviewer doesn’t know a lot about me personally, but is generally curious about my experience running a blog. Here goes: What did you hope to get out of starting this blog? I hoped to have a fun […]

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The Closet Renaissance Man Calls Out that Old Nasty

Earlier this month I mentioned the Benjamin Franklin biography I read a few years ago. Since reading this book, Franklin has seemed to me the perfect example of someone who permitted himself to follow any and every interest without self-censoring, over-thinking, or stopping himself. He pursued every passion with complete commitment and abandon befitting the […]

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The Life-Changing Power of Decision

Back at the beginning of 2008 I made a decision to exercise 5 days a week for at least 25 minutes. Before I made this decision, I was a some-of-the-time athlete. I wasn’t consistent. After I made the new decision, exercise–primarily running–became a permanent fixture of my routine. My decision proved to be the game […]

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The Return of the Return of the Daily Blogger

It’s June 1st, 2020, and I’m ba-ba-ba-back, baby! I blogged every day in April and decided to take May off. The allure of the daily blog called to me, though, and by the middle of May, I was already planning on returning for June. This is not the first time I have re-started up my […]

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If You Tune In, the Ideas… Just Come.

Last December I started collaborating on a musical. My friend Matt had written the entire script, including lyrical drafts of almost all the songs. What he needed was a composer and tunesmith who could provide musical ideas as well as craft the lyrics into workable form. I began working over Christmas break. By March 1st, […]