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Hold My Hand [#TheEichLife no. 84]

Stephen and Kevin were a few years ahead of me. They were misfit in the parochial middle school, wearing long jackets and hairstyles the handbook didn’t validate. I knew they were trouble, but also knew enough to realize that kids like that had access to things I didn’t. And I was too naïve to worry […]

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The Morning Is The Best

“If you aren’t an early riser, I really encourage you to become one. It’s a life changer.” – Ravi Raman I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what gets me going. About what keeps me fired up. And I, like many of you as well, wear many hats in my day-to-day life. I’m an entrepreneur […]

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On Heat [#TheEichLife no. 83]

The heat is overwhelming. It makes it easy to make excuses. I spent most of July 4th spread out on a pool float, drifting over and over the same square inches. (Even the pool water was hot.) The day was unproductive, but it felt justified. Because… heat. I tried to run the lawn mower. The […]

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Souls On Board [#TheFlyingMom]

In a little over a month, I will turn 39. What has never ceased to amaze me is how I can continually be surprised by the circular path that healing and grief bring in life. There were three small simple words that I have been chasing my whole life. No, they weren’t “I love you”… […]

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From The Beach [#TheEichLife no.82]

On my first beach vacation as an adult I got a little carried away and set out swimming over the waves. I was overwhelmed by the vastness of the ocean, the never-ending skyline. I was savoring the experience when I was interrupted by a shrill noise. It sounded like a whistle. I thought to look […]

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Ride Your Bike [#TheEichLife no. 81]

It was a sunny Saturday. The summer heat hadn’t sneaked into those rays of sunshine yet and the light streamed into the windows, illuminating dust in the air as I stood above a pile of laundry to fold on the living room couch. The breakfast dishes were in the sink and the TV turned off. […]

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From The Window Of An Airplane [#TheEichLife no. 80]

I don’t usually get the window seat. But boarding today brought a bit of a surprise as I scooted past my row-mates and found my assigned position up against the side of the airplane with the plastic cover just waiting to be pushed up. I am so unused to this position while traveling, I forgot […]

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Car Guy [#TheEichLife no. 79]

Last week I took my car to the dealership for some routine maintenance. A conversation started with one of the technicians about particulars, when he suddenly paused mid-sentence while explaining a fairly complicated process, and asked, “Wait. Are you a ‘car guy’?” It wasn’t a pointed inquiry. His tone was the same as if he […]

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On Milk [#TheEichLife no. 78]

At the pool last week, a pal showed me the book he is halfway through that details the creation of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey – SHOT BY SHOT. My boss quit watching TV and spends a lot of time studying ancient civilizations (Persia) and historical conflicts (French Revolution, anyone?) If you’ve seen me […]