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#357 When that baby screaming on your flight finally stops

Look, I love babies. Sure, we laugh, high five, sing songs, and play cars. We talk, read books, dream dreams, and stare at stars. But one thing we agree to disagree on is proper behavior on overnight transatlantic flights. Me, I like sleeping. Them, they like screaming for hours ...

#359 The wind

I’m listening to the wind, to the wind at my soul. Where it comes from, where it goes, well … who really knows. All I know is that the wind is a great part of life for a few big reasons: 1. Helps plants make love. Roots twist and tie bushes and trees into forest floors preventing them from s...

#360 Finally cleaning off your disgustingly filthy windshield

After momentarily blinding yourself under a thick layer of muddy smears you suddenly gaze out with sparkly eyes and a dropped jaw through a crystal-clear half-circle of sunshine. It’s like getting a new set of eyes. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Check out my new podcast 3 Books —

#361 The first snowfall of the winter

Crystal flakes form in space before floating down from cloudy skies. Soon blankets of white coat sidewalks like icing and frosty corners freeze in shady yards by the shed. Scarves twist tightly around necks, noses sniffle and turn red, and everyone walks the streets with wide eyes and snowy lash...

#362 Not making plans

Life’s too short to make plans all the time. Just do what you want and enjoy it. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Twitter —

#363 When you correctly guess the secret ingredient

Sniffing bean dips, chewing brownies, inspecting casseroles for clues, you’re swishing and swallowing while channeling all your body’s powers towards your mouth. Make sure to close your eyes, sniff bunny sniffs, and slowly move that chewed-up paste around your tongue so it touches differe...

#364 When you get caught in a big rainstorm but just don’t care at all

Water, water, everywhere. Most of our brains and our blood and our bodies are water. Most of our babies and our beagles and our baths are water. Water rinses apples and washes cars. Water steams carrots and cures SARS. (Study pending.) Yes, water cures thirst, shaves legs, and grows p...

#365 Getting dressed straight out of the dryer or laundry basket

Hands up if you’ve ever been a bachelor. People, if you’ve been there you know the lazy-boned joy of sleeping in a bed half-covered in clothes, eating breakfast over the sink to avoid using one of your three plates, and getting dressed straight outta the dryer or laundry basket. Yeah, you kn...

#367 The joy of recess

Ring the bell. We’re supposed to run around. We’re not supposed to be still. We’re not supposed to be quiet. Pull out to our spinning planet swirling on its axis in the middle of our solar system. Pull out to us spinning around the sun flying through the ever-expanding blackness at breakneck speed. ...

#368 Seeing your hometown skyline suddenly appear over the horizon

Big buildings full of flickering lights, faded paint on rusty water towers, and mirrory windows of familiar stores welcome you all the way back home… Smile and hit the gas as familiar feelings soak back into your brain. Smooth streets and bumpy sideroads, flashing orange lights and dented stop...