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    You’re Amazing. And so am I.

    What happened to the amazing adventures of childhood or college? To launching a plastic inflatable couch into the Red Cedar River on Michigan State’s campus to drift past submerged rusty bicycles, trash and rotting logs only to crawl up its banks laughing with friends as disgusted peers looked at you dragging said couch back to your dorm room and wondering how much toxic sludge you ingested on the voyage. It’s time for a little more amazing in my life and yours. My friends Christine and Adam Jeske have written a gem of a book called This Ordinary Adventure. Yesterday, I sat on my back deck in the beautiful autumn sunlight…

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    gonna make it…..?

    I have 23 days to go in my self-imposed challenge of writing a book proposal in 60-days.  I can’t help but picture Steve Martin in Three Amigos when he’s shackled to the wall  trying to escape the jail cell telling himself as he takes step by step under the weight of chains…..”gonna make it, gonna make…it” Then the chains pull him back right where he was when he started and he wearily says “not gonna make it” as he slumps to the floor.  Writing this book proposal has felt a bit like this; thinking I’ve made progress and then going back to edit and feeling yanked back to where I…