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Life True Story

The Lock

The same day I bought and discarded a new lock because I couldn’t recall the combination, I found my old lock and, after giving it some time, remembered that combination.

There’s a metaphor for life in there somewhere.

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Life

Goodbye, Old Friend

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It’s often misguided – and sometimes even dangerous – to put value, worth, and emotion into inanimate objects.

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Life

Searching for Happiness

“But no one can be happy if worried about the most important thing in one’s life.”

– Cicero

You think this thing will make you happy. Then, you think the other thing will make you happy.

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Life Nostalgia

Our Memories Lie to Us

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“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”

― Marcel Proust

In a world of fake news, alternative facts, skewed polls, and misremembered anecdotes, it can sometimes be difficult to know what is real and what is not.

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Life Nostalgia

Sweet Home Pennsylvania

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It’s not even on Google Street View.

About a mile from the home in which I grew up, Google decided they had seen enough and turned onto (more of) a main road. And after my parents sold that house in 2007, I’ve never had a reason to go back, so the place I called home for a quarter-century only remained in my memories.

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Enjoying Life Life Nostalgia Philadelphia

We Live Many Lives in a Single Lifetime

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I was back in Philly for a few hours on Saturday.

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Medium NBA Nostalgia Opinion Sports

Michael Jordan’s Performance as a Wizard Was Far Better Than You Remember

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The following is an excerpt from Christopher Pierznik’s new book In Defense Of… Supporting Underappreciated Artists, Athletes, Actors, and Albums, in which the author defends and celebrates individuals, teams, and projects that were unfairly maligned or misunderstood from the world of music, sports, TV & film. It can be purchased in both paperback and Kindle.

It was the perfect ending.

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Greatness Hip-Hop

Collaborations of Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, B.I.G. & DMX – All of Whom Went to High School Together

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There have been a multitude of studies and stories done on the connection between geography and success. In the history of hip-hop, one of the most fertile grounds for superstars has been Brooklyn. For proof, think about the fact that Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G. and DMX all went to George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School together.