The clock to 60 is ticking louder

Swimming pool in Florida
Upper left quadrant, a reminder that the iPhone spent the night at the bottom. Photo taken at 5am. (PS. Pool lights are on a timer.)


The clock to 60 years old is ticking louder.

Two days ago my son and i had a deep conversation about friends. He struggles to make new friends at school. And school isn’t structured to facilitate social interaction. This is typical when you are a brand new freshman and not involved in extracurricular activities.

Told him if you die with five really good friends you are a rich man.

On yesterday’s run i decided near the end that when i got home i was going to reduce my friends on Facebook. Went from 414  to 257. The goal is 200. For now.

The criteria? Would i go to their funeral and/or share with the family something special about our relationship? A yes for nearly everyone.

Criteria two? Would the friend reciprocate? Right, wrong or indifferent, that’s what i used.




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One of the most liberating feelings in the world

Roy Disney dedicating Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom


(photo: Roy Disney had to decide what to do with the 43 square miles of swamp land his brother purchased while chasing an impossible dream)

Being decisive is one of the most liberating feelings in the world.

We aren’t always right with our decisions, but at least we know because we decided.

The pain and burden of not knowing is the killer.

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