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One Passion at a Time

There is a certain magic, empowerment and spiritualism in the idea that anyone can change the world.

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Hit Send [#TheEichLife no.95]

At lunch with co-workers this week, the subject of a former colleague losing her dad was mentioned.  “I should text her and say we are thinking about her,” someonesaid off-handedly. Then she removed her phone from her pocket and nodded at us.  “I am going to do it right now,” she said. The rest of us smiled.  “I’d forget otherwise,” I said.  “Me, too,” agreed someone else.  We were all […]

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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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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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On Faith [#TheEichLife no. 77]

Bad faith. That is the term my friend gave me for it. He is probably my smartest friend and when I tried to describe the feeling I wanted him to coin a name for, I had barely started talking before he handily offered me this: “Bad faith. Everyone’s need to discredit everything,” he succinctly defined. […]

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More On Magic [#TheEichLife no. 76]

I love books. I get lost in bookstores. Give me a free day, let me pick the schedule and we will undoubtedly end up surrounded by used paperbacks and that particular, sunlight-attracting, dusty haze specific to newly-rifled stacks of once abandoned literature. My current favorite type of fiction? A sub-genre most oft described as “magic […]

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On Motivation [#TheEichLife no. 73]

What if you’re right – but no one knows it. Not only does no one know it, people openly say you are wrong, stupid, woefully misinformed. The crowd tells you to go back home. Is being right enough when everyone tells you that you are wrong? This is what happened to John Newlands. Ever heard […]