Do It Anyway

    Questions to help you live a life of adventure…no matter what

    What’s missing?

    What’s missing?

    Well, now.  Couldn't we all just have a field day with this one? Because something is probably missing from everybody's life. Consider, though, that there just might be an adventure hiding in there somewhere if you risk making the effort to restore what's gone AWOL....

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    Where does it hurt?

    Where does it hurt?

    Pain = no fun ever. But maybe you can use yours to help someone with theirs. A while back in Boston, my daughter, Jamie, had two extensive surgeries, one on each hip. The procedure, called a periacetabular osteotomy is as complex and painful as it sounds. They break...

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    What do you need right now?

    What do you need right now?

    Those times when your happy little umbrella of optimism has blown inside out, and you find yourself face down on concrete. Then what do you need? Your first response to this question might involve a change in circumstances, such as, " I need for [Person Whose Life Is...

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    Who wants to know?

    Who wants to know?

    Certain members of my family give me endless grief for starting way too many sentences with "I wonder..." And I get it. The quest for knowledge--aside from sounding like an Indiana Jones knockoff movie--is a phrase that may not turn your crank at first glance, but...

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    What if you look stupid?

    What if you look stupid?

    Remember 1992? If you don't, then you are super-young, and will not understand the ensuing nonsense. However, if you do remember 1992, you probably remember the phenomenon of Glamour Shots--when people actually paid money to a business that purported to make you more...

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    What’s on your playlist?

    What’s on your playlist?

    You probably know that the power of music is mighty and mysterious. It can make your spirit blast off, move you to tears, take you back to a memory you thought you'd forgotten. It can make you feel young...or old, inspire longing, move you to action, compel you to...

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    Why are you so weird?

    Why are you so weird?

    Has anyone ever accused you of being a little bit "different" from normal people?  Maybe you have a small quirk that, according to your friends, makes you slightly weird. Or maybe someone you love (or not) has a behavior that makes you shake your head or look...

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    Wanna play?

    Wanna play?

    What did you used to do for fun as a kid? Stop and think about it for a minute. I'm not even in the same room with you, but I can see you smiling...because fun will do that to a person. And kids are such experts at the joy of playing around--like the three-year-old...

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