Category Archives: happiness

A Stranger Saved My Dad’s Life, and this Is the Least I Could Do to Pay It Forward

“Yeah, Doug? If you want to go over the contract, we can work on that meeting next week.” “Mr. Fiore, this is the nurse. Did you need something?”  In the days following my dad’s heart transplant two years ago, he … Continue reading

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Not Done Yet: The You Your Kids Haven’t Met Yet

My living room walls are painted the color of old Coors cans. It’s a sort of muted golden yellow. I didn’t even realize I’d chosen Coors yellow until this week, when I got to feeling sappy about my childhood. The … Continue reading

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See that Mountain? Redefining Glory Days

The month before I graduated college, one of my writing professors approached me to ask if the university’s English department could use my senior writing portfolio as a model for future classes. She said it was one of the best … Continue reading

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Why Sharing Your Facebook Look Back Video Doesn’t (Necessarily) Make You a Self-Aggrandizing Ass

I hate to spoil your day, but it turns out that Facebook has totally bastardized the term friends. And if I ever doubted it before, I have proof now, thanks to the response I’m seeing on those 30-second compilation videos … Continue reading

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