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After spending an embarrassing amount of time trying to figure out what to write, I will just use the default template to tell you who I am!

Where are you from?

I’m from Boston, where we complain about everything and are never satisfied with our sports teams.

What are your Medium goals?

Honestly, reading views and comments from my…


Here are four important lessons you can use to see if you and your partner are on the same wavelength

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I had just gotten back from a hike with my wife in Maine. It was an arduous six-hour hike up a mountain where we encountered many twists and turns along the way. …


Don’t be caught with a shoddy foundation

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Having been brought up in a reasonably competitive childhood, all I remember when I was younger were these three lessons:

  1. Get good grades
  2. Respect your family
  3. Don’t get in trouble

As long as I achieved these goals, I was left alone and could do anything I wanted.

Since the goals…


How the lessons paralleled in my journey to tackle anxiety as an adult

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As my wife and I picked up Scooby, our rescue puppy from a forever home, we knew very quickly that he had gone through some tough times in the upcoming days.

He was very timid, shy, and wasn’t keen on meeting us. However, when we picked him up from the…


Here are 5 practical lessons to successfully launch your dating life

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I still vividly remember the first date I had with my girlfriend, who later became my wife.

We had agreed to meet up at a small local restaurant that was famous for its steak tips. …


DUMMY MURDERERS

It is not hard to catch them if they do these 8 things

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Ever since the pandemic started, I started to watch murder mysteries and binged on these shows. My go-to show is Dateline.

After watching hundreds of these, I have started a bingo sheet of figuring out who the killer is and the dummy things they do to get caught.

Without further…


What started out as an idea for a swimming device, changed how I related with friends and colleagues

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“Wow, that was a great swim!”

My triathlon partner just got out of the local lake right after me. She had swum for 30 minutes with a few other swimmers on a warm and hazy Saturday morning. …


What followed next was sharing stories and exhibiting compassion and empathy

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His name was Ron.

Holding onto a pipe with his left hand and sitting down on a bench, Ron was wearing an “Army” t-shirt and squinting with his left eye while he spoke. …


Here are 4 impactful benefits you can also experience when you adopt a dog

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I have to admit that I had fallen off my diet and exercise regimen for the past five months.

I had written countless articles regarding how I planned and succeeded in walking and dieting, but alas, work and lame excuses caused me to stop my workout.

My weight fluctuated like…


You can stop refreshing your article’s stat page once you see this important status

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If there is one thing that bothers the heck out of me, is that there isn’t a way Medium shows that your article has been rejected for distribution.

Sure, we know that if your article has been accepted, you get to see the coveted “Chosen for further distribution” on your…

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