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Mark Twain’s 9 Tips For Living A Good Life

WHO WAS MARK TWAIN? All of us are quite familiar with the famous books Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Remember those elementary days when we read and discussed these depictions of mischievous boys growing up under an illusion that society with all its rules and expectations was to be avoided and …

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Homeless Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen Prefers the Simple Life

Ran across a refreshing story today about Nicolas Berggruen, a billionaire who sold off his homes, car and many possessions years ago and lives a simpler life than most people with a fraction of his net worth. Granted, it does appear that he isn’t slumming it by any means, preferring to live in 5 star hotels instead of …

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U2 and Sticking with Unconventional Ideas You Believe In

I’m a big U2 fan and enjoyed watching “Classic Albums: U2, The Joshua Tree.” This one hour documentary from 1999 has interviews with the band members as they join their producers in listening to tracks from the album and reliving their creative process. It’s a pretty amazing thing to watch as Bono, The Edge and …

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Farewell Caballo

  It saddens me to hear this evening that Micah True – “Caballo Blanco” – has been found dead after being missing for almost a week in the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico. Search and rescue along with many ultra-runners participated in the search…..his body was found today. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Caballo …

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Getting Perspective on Your Problems

Sometimes I hear or read something that makes my jaw drop and puts all the problems and nagging things in my life in complete perspective.Today was one of those days. Driving home from work today, annoyed at the traffic on my short 5 mile commute – and dreading my impending 5 mile run in the …

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Tony Robbins Interviews Concentration Camp Survivor

Tony Robbins is a masterful interviewer, and this is one of my favorites. If anyone has a reason to be angry at the world it is 108 year old Nazi holocaust concentration camp survivor Alice Herz Summer. She lost her family. She suffered incredibly at the hands of her captors. However, what is so remarkable …

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Why Did Steve Jobs Die?

I think this is an incredibly important article to read, especially in light of Job’s passing and his authorized biography illustrating what an impact his diet had on his persona. According to Dr. McDougall, Job’s plant-based diet was not at fault for his cancer. On the contrary, it surely did enable him to live longer …

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Ashtanga, NY

Just watched a nice documentary, Ashtanga, NY on Netflix (streaming) regarding Ashtanga yoga as taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois (“Guruji”). The documentary takes place during a 1 month intensive in which Guruji and his grandson led several hundred students in daily Ashtanga practice in the heart of Manhattan. What makes it even more powerful is …

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A Week in the Life of Ravi

I had a recent conversation with a friend around the captivating nature of reality TV. How it is so interesting to get a glimpse into how others live their lives, whether the lives are boring or a total train wreck. Given that some of you have been reading this blog for a few years now, …

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Trust me on the sunscreen….

I’ve heard this twice today on two totally different radio stations. Good to see it is making the rounds again after first hearing it so many years ago. What an amazing song! Wear Sunscreen or the Sunscreen Speech are the actually an essay called “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” that was …

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