Category Archives: Quips and Quotes

Brief thoughts. Big ideas.

Success

I’d just graduated from college and, being pragmatic, understood that becoming a Nobel Prize-winning author, legendary rock star, and Oscar-winning actor might take a few years, so I acquired a day job installing electronic security devices in retail stores. But … Continue reading

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Extraordinary

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I Am Epically Awesome

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
“I am! For reals!” as my once-small and adorable, now big and adorable, daughters used to say. But don’t take my word for it. I was nominated for the Epically Awesome Award for Epic Awesomeness by that…

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Summer Solstice

Spring, don’t let the clouds hit you on the way out. Summer, hey, sup, babe?

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Perfect Love

Happy Father’s Day!

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Blessed are the Dodos

(Of course, they’re also extinct) unflappable /ʌnˈflæpəbəl/  adjective 1. Hard to upset; imperturbable; calm; composed. Not the unflappable type? Me neither. But you know what? There’s something better: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I … Continue reading

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You’re Peculiar!

I was wearing khakis and a polo shirt, and was about to do a poetry reading for a room full of clove cigarette-smoking hipsters, identically clad in tight black clothes. I stepped up to the microphone and mumbled, “I feel … Continue reading

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