The Art of Living Lost: In the Beginning


ScanOn Sunday I was leading a pack of boys scouts through the requirements for the Public Speaking merit badge; one of the boys, well spoken, lost track of his thoughts when speaking about his beloved sport, basketball.  When he was done, I suggested the next time he delivered a speech he imagine it with a beginning, middle and an end.

Afterwards, I wondered if maybe I was having a hard time writing my book because I’d not started in the beginning?  So here we go, from the very beginning of my lost to joy journey; take a deep breath as this will be infinitely harder for you to read then for me to write.  XXOO,

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The Art of Living Lost: Live and Learn



Last week I participated in a business discussion where the speaker explained that “timeless lessons could be learned from classic books”.  Specifically he mentioned that Bill Gates took week-long read-only vacations and Warren Buffet has a “voracious reading habit”.  While these references were interesting, it was his curious mention of Thomas Jefferson that captured my imagination.

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The Art of Living Lost: Manifestations and Mantras


IMG_3611A few years ago my kids and I were driving to the beach, knowing parking would be horrendous, I said, “let’s try to manifest a parking space”.  Come on guys, simply imagine the perfect space; we pull right in, grab our towels and run to the beautiful, blue waters edge.

Got it?  Now keep that picture in your mind; nice and relaxing.  Beautiful and blue.

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The Art of Living Lost: Yeesh,


I can’t think of one, blasted thing to write about.

Kids are good.  Mr. Rogers is happy.  Work is humming along.

My grocery bag did break on Monday but the experience did not yield a lost to joy moment.

So?  I’ve got nothing.  Except,

Kids are good.  Mr. Rogers is happy.  Work is humming along.

And for this, I am grateful.  Have a great week,

The Art of Living Lost: No Moo for You!

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Last week, I promised to write the last account of my trip to India.  As I typed, I realized there was no way I could include a lost to joy moment and, while I’m disappointed, I’d feel worse if I made you read a sucky post.  So instead, I’m going to pull the plug on India and prepare for the upcoming holidays.

Have a great week,