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Health & Outdoors Home Life Miscellaneous

Just Another Mellow Pleasing Day

Today was a pleasant balance of free-time and structured time, me-time and time shared with others. All in all, it had several elements of my ideal Saturday 🙂 Allow me to enumerate: 6am: up and at ’em while still dark out (see featured image above), 10 mile run along the American River Parkway. Bee-you-tee-ful sky, […]

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Miscellaneous Shenanigans & Ruminations

Appreciation Never Gets Old

Here is tonight’s list of things I am appreciating in my life: That I enjoy what I do professionally is rewarding, fun, fulfilling, and satisfying. My new computer, a blessedly fresh start. Running, an incredible outlet and mood enhancer, nowadays more than ever. My Wife, and our incredible relationship built on love and communication. Our […]

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Health & Outdoors Miscellaneous Personal Growth

Ten Silver Linings of Pandemic Times

I am a big believer in Appreciation, because I think appreciating things draws more things to appreciate. These days especially, I make it a point to actively appreciate things throughout my day. Speaking of which, here’s ten “perks”–silver linings, you might say—I am personally noticing during these Pandemic Times: Gas is cheaper. What may not […]

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Miscellaneous

We Shall Prevail!

If you think this is the end, I have news for you. They have been saying that for years. They said that back in 2012, because of the Mayan Calendar. Remember that? Oh yeah, and they said that back in 1999, that the computers were going to crash and all would be lost. Passing from […]

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Miscellaneous Money

Thank You, U.S. Government

This morning I woke up to a nice surprise: we got stimulus money, direct-deposited to our checking account. The sweetness of this was multiplied by the fact that yesterday we finished our taxes, AND we paid an estimated payment for 2020. So we already had two tax-related wins on our hands. Seeing that the stimulus […]

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Health & Outdoors Home Life Miscellaneous

Today’s Gratifying, Satisfying, and Much -Appreciated Costco Run

Today my wife and I went grocery shopping at Costco. We have been regular monthly Costco shoppers for 4 1/2 years now. Yet for the past week I was nervous about making the trip. After all, when I went there last time, two weeks ago, I got a bit shell-shocked at the “new norm:” lines […]

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Miscellaneous Money Shenanigans & Ruminations

I Love Executing Well-Organized Plans

For me, today’s theme has been “organization.” Specifically, getting organized in the following ways: Shopping: My wife and I did our bi-monthly shopping trip, which today also included several more stops than usual, as it included getting gas, stopping at the bank, AND shopping for Thanksgiving and our upcoming Holiday Party. Scheduling for My Teaching […]

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Higher Self Law of Attraction Miscellaneous Personal Growth

Blissing Out At the Cafe (Revisited)

Early this year I wrote about my enjoyment of spending time writing at the neighborhood cafe, which I characterized as blissing out. Indeed, that’s how it felt. The experience could be so satisfying that it was truly thrilling. As a result, I essentially became a cafe junkie: at some point in the summer, I was […]

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Higher Self Law of Attraction Miscellaneous Personal Growth

Day 330: Off to see Abraham!

Today is the first day in a week and a half when I haven’t been posting another episode of “Charlie’s Dog,” this short story I have found myself working on each day. This has been a great experience so far, and I am really glad I am doing it. Yet I think it’s nice to […]

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Miscellaneous Money Personal Growth

Day 302: Recency Bias and the Silliness of Video Game Baseball Predictions

So I have this new baseball game I’ve been playing the last few weeks on my phone. Today, I was at the cafe playing the game as a break from writing, when I started paying attention to my own fascination with the video game players’ stats (As I have written before, I have always been […]