Earlier this year I had this long stretch of weeks where I had the same 3 dreams over and over and over again. Here they are for your amusement.Read More
I want to tell you a story that happened to me almost 30 years ago, but is still quite traumatic for me and will likely expose me as a nerd to the 3% of you who haven't figured that out already.
I am a former spelling bee champion.Read More
I’ve been doing this little experiment for the past two weeks.
Each time I got annoyed by something, rather than dwelling on it or letting it affect my mood, I would simply take out my iPhone and jot down the annoyance real quick in the Notes app…and then move on. Or at least try toRead More
About four years ago my brother Dave and his wife Jenn started a protein pancakes business that would eventually become known as FlapJacked. Brooke and I helped them out a little bit in their early days, mostly donating our kids as “taste testers”.Read More
So about ten days ago, I got a haircut.
Like most guys, I do this once every 6-8 weeks. When you do the math, that means I've gotten somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 haircuts in my lifetime.
It's basically the same haircut each and every time.Read More
Someone asked me this week what our "parenting style" was at the Bacon house.
"Ummmm, I don't know how to answer that," was my super eloquent response in the moment.
So I thought about it some.Read More
It's Teacher Appreciation Week and as you scroll through Facebook and Twitter you're likely seeing lots of shoutouts to teachers, a very under-appreciated profession.
I'd like to share some quick thoughts about my favorite teacher, Steve Mayer, who left us way too soon when he was struck and killed by a car two weeks ago while running near his home in New Jersey. The news was devastating for those of us who were lucky to have him as a teacher.
We're now at Part 3 of the Happiness series and for those of you catching up, or not interested in reading my blog posts because they're "too long" or "a bit indulgent" (e.g. my wife Brooke), here's the cliff notes version of how to be happy so far:Read More