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Phil in action - One Day Younger

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Podcast interview - Mostly Just Stories

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On December 2  I sat down and talked with Nathan Price on the  #podcast  Mostly Just Stories last night. Great conversation about stress management, baseball, driving fast cars, Deloreans, and wondering out loud whether economists have fantasy sim city leagues. It's also on Apple Podcasts, but it earned the dreaded "E" rating (I may or may not have used the word "bullsh*t") Link to the Apple podcast

Podcast interview - Where did you see God?

On Monday October 18 I sat down with Paul Granger, host of the Podcast "Where did you see God?". It was a wonderful hour of conversation (48 minutes was in the final podcast). Paul has a great podcast - I highly recommend it (and not just my episode either!) Spotify link:  https://open.spotify.com/show/09iYlqdR8ZOuzu9hZXV3wb Apple link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/where-did-you-see-god/id1438136557?ign-mpt=uo%3D4&mt=2

Podcast Interview - Stress Free You

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I recently sat down with Rich Taylor, the host of the Stress Free You podcast. It was a great discussion around stress management.  Rich was very easy to talk to. The conversation was enjoyable - I hope you enjoy it too! Here is a link to my episode .

Most days I love my home office.

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But then there is the occasional Monday. By "occasional" I should be clear: It's happened twice in the 17 years we've lived here, and this the first time a black rat snake made its way to my office. How do you react to seeing something that might be trouble? My first reaction was "Maybe it's a cord. Or maybe a toy snake." Then it moved. My next reaction was "%$@#!!!" <--- You can substitute any word you like there - I said all of them. Then I moved to solution mode. I emptied my round trash can and cornered the snake.  There is one problem in the prior sentence: round trash can and corner don't work well together. So I got my baseball bat and...  (No snakes were harmed, no matter how scared I was. I have a no-kill policy for any creature that is non-venomous. Black rat snakes are non-venomous). (As a side note, my definition of non-venomous conveniently excludes hornets, mosquitoes and centipedes from my amnesty). Where was I? Oh yeah -

Great things - the Rock and Roll Optician

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This actually happened in February - but I enjoyed this moment so much I thought I'd post it today: Great things that happened yesterday, Part One: If you got my book, there’s an entry about our “Rock and Roll Optician”. The guy has stories and photos of all kinds of himself with huge rock stars. (Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, etc.) Anyway, a year ago we were about to go to the mall and I said “I’m going to give him a book”. Then... Covid. Then... we’d go to the mall and I’d get there and realize I left the book at home. Yesterday, I remembered the book. He was so happy... gave  Beth  and me a hug. I asked him for a picture so I could feel like a rockstar. And I can’t wait to get my next glasses and hear more stories!

Picture of the week: I was reviewing my speech - and Maisy had some feedback...

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