the basics - water droplet on blade of grass - The Best Advice So Far

the basics

A week or so ago, one of the kids I used to mentor, now in college, texted me: “I need to write a paper about the happiest person I know. Do you mind if I interview you?” I was happy to help and honored, of course, to be interviewed. That video interview was this past Monday. I found some of the…


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freezing outside an unlocked door

Today is a first at The Best Advice So Far blog: a guest post. Why? Well, first, because it's a great post. Second, my new friend Dustin asked – said he felt it reflected the ideas and ideals contained in The Best Advice So Far – and I agreed. Third, I can't talk about trying new things if I'm…


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the downside of choice

Choice is a wonderful thing. The advice from the very first chapter of my book, The Best Advice So Far – and, in fact, the central theme of both the book and blog – is this: “You always have a choice.” Here’s a quick snippet from Chapter 1: THE BEST ADVICE SO FAR: You always have a choice. If you…


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in a year

We had done everything we could to expedite check-in at the airport, in preparation for our trip to Miami and the Bahamas. My mother had coordinated tickets so that she, my stepfather and I could be in adjoining seats on the flight, and we had all completed the process of checking in online ahead…


hope floats - cruise ship at sunset

hope floats

For those avid readers of The Best Advice So Far: the blog, you’ll have noticed that there was no Friday post last week. This is because I was out to sea, unplugged from WiFi and Internet access, as I headed out from Miami to the Bahamas as part of my younger brother’s wedding celebration. As a…