The creature initiates its taunt with a leap off the ground that could out-rival the height of a third grader’s smile.
It latches its tiny arms around the 6-foot iron-rod with the ferocity of a concerned mother, then begins to scale.
Its approach to humanity and gravity is one of defiance, as it navigates upward with the agility of nature’s first Ninja Warrior.
Finally, while upside down, the squirrel finishes its feast out of the “squirrel-proof” bird-feeder. Then struts toward the coy pond with its tail in the air and, without breaking eye contact, begins quenching its thirst while gnawing away at my ego.
Winning the battle in your own backyard is not so dissimilar from conquering the battle within!
Think about the things you are passionate about and actively pursue. Now, think about the things you are passionate about yet make no time for at all. Finally, think about the fleeting feeling you had as you considered each of those scenarios, and how infinitely different they were.
Modern society seems to applaud the ‘busy little beaver’ approach to a productive day… but maybe with a subtle change or two, we can have a more rewarding life.
Maybe it’s time to pursue a little more investment of time in YOU!!
Great hobbies are forever, and thankfully… circumcisions do not make the cut!
‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!
“Someone would open the door and I would hide my G.I. Joes like I was scurrying to cover up a crime scene!”
“When you convince yourself something is a hobby that isn’t a hobby, you’ve made a hobby out of manipulating yourself.”
“‘Imagine circumcision at this age, four guys come in like ‘Stitch, we’re going to cut part of your penis off…’ …’It would take four guys to get that foreskin!'”
It’s a New Year, aka, GO time! Like clockwork, or more precisely, full-calendar-year-work, we are ‘ready-set-go’ to break old habits and start new trends… Here’s a powerful something you ought to consider while berated with infinite inspirational articles and a handful of self-written notes: what was the VERY first trend?
Here’s a 3-pronged riddled-truth :
we perceive life in it
yet death comes in it
andit’s the moststriking number
Oh, the power of THREE!
Discover why three is the most important number since zero — and why zero has never been a number at all.
‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!
“If someone shook your hand with only 3 fingers, and just 3-toed-sloth you, you’d have to break form…”
“‘What was the original iPhone girl called again?’ ‘Patricia?'”
“Anyone can make it to New Jersey… it’s a loophole on life if they make it back!”
NO VACANCY!! The romance of a long weekend’s escape occupies the only room you had left in the anticipation apartment.
As the days come marching in, your heart beat seems to synchronize with the rhythms of a Bourbon Street celebration. You are prepared to depart for a family wedding in New Orleans and to arrive in the middle of a good time.
But first, you must fit a week of work into two days… and, oh yeah, you are bringing your 8 and 6 year old children with you… and, oh yeah, those kids are carrying cartoon-themed luggage as well as strep-throat…
We associate it to the bad times, but too often let it snake its way into the special ones.
So, today we ask… How do we minimize stress to maximize the moments that matter most?!
‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!
“…then, after everyone is celebrating you for great speeches, smiles, high-fives, and hugs… you get strep-throat yourself, and have to carry around two 50lbs bags and a couple of kids all the way from Bourbon Street to Ohio.“
You, or someone you know
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As the rhythmic wheels of our first-world routines lullaby our heads and hearts to sleep, it escapes us once more. A great truth, cowering behind the shield of a green curtain and slithering yet deeper into figment of imagination.
Most lives are restlessly lived in the mist of this slumber… However, if you are lucky and brave enough, you can follow it. And if you follow it long enough, you can hear it… From beyond a well-traveled path to the lesser-known curtain, you can identify that alluring whisper which has begged, bartered, and bet against your better judgement for your entire life.
Join Stan, Stitch, and Mike as they travel down that familiar road, bricked and yellowed, together. It has been too long since someone confronted this ‘so-called’ wizard face-to-face!
‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!
“They’re gambling against the gamblers, but the gamblers are the sheep and Vegas is the shepherd.”
“Cereal deserves at least 1%, otherwise just use faucet water.”
“Obscure movie references, wine, Cleveland sports… Mike might be in the running for my new best friend.” …“Tune in next week to the Mike and Stan Podcast!”
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
Winnie the Pooh
Revealing words. Bear truths… Straight outta the 1-double-0 acre wood comes the philosophy of our favorite teddy.
Unrivaled is Pooh Bear’s knack for stating something so profoundly simple that we are left with nothing but the simply profound.
Pooh, as he so often does, operates in a fashion that demands we conclude he is delightfully ignorant, or better yet, just a “Silly Old Bear!”…
But friends, perhaps it is we who fast-forward past his simple genius, overlooking his bear smarts. Perhaps we are focusing on the wrong word and Pooh is simply ignoring the right one. Maybe it is us who carelessly hone in on his use of “nothing”, as Winnie casually escapes our emphasis on the “impossible”!?!
So… how do we accomplish the impossible?
Well… if Winnie the Pooh, Yoda, Taoism and Nike all agree on an approach, Just Do It! (per Yoda, there is no try)
‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!
“You know you’ve made it when your Last Name serves as a noun, an adjective and, especially, a verb!”
“I’ve never considered anything I’ve done impossible — I’ve just never even considered the possibility.”
“Greatness is not a destination. Greatness is a decision.”
Your most treasured memories are entrusted in them. They are your go-to for guidance, when you’re feeling lost. No matter how obscure the question; you look to them for answers. They know your interests, and share some common ones.
Whether delivering a laugh, or drawing out a good cry… You know that you’ve got ’em, right by your side!!
Kinda wild how we all became best friends with our cell phones, right?!?
Maybe you called it…? Either way, connect with Stitch and Stan as they unravel the ONE device that we keep so close our other cells get jealous!!
It has been called a technological marvel and a necessary evil… …but is it technically evil or necessarily marvelous?
‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!
(1) “What is one fun use of the mobile device? I mean fun too, not like emergency contact information.”  “The Weather app is fun! I like to know what’s happening!” (1) “Not my definition of fun, but okay…”
“One time a phone is always safe to use — and more efficient too…?When you’re taking a dump! !”
Have you ever had a moment, so beautifully malleable, that today’s outcomes seem to be yours to cast in the vastness of tomorrow’s best potential possibilities?!
Where society’s rigor, for a moment, can be molded as seamlessly as an infant can of Play-Doh?
Where you can fearlessly face and relentlessly forge the future, with the requisite conviction of Plato?
Where you can shape it, you can bend it, but you will never fold.
For you can manipulate the clay-of-today with the certainty that tomorrow will bring nothing less than a hardened state of your original vision… Memorializing your craft, as if your acts were an everlasting statue gifted to the past… Forever capturing the greatness of the goodness in that single, beautifully malleable, moment.
Have you had that moment? If so, give us a heads up next time!!! Because today Stan and Stitch simply attempted to play with some Play-Doh, which was then overtaken by Plato, who seemingly swayed Michelangelo to shape the possibilities into something far greater than either of us could have perceived!
Friends, join our #RiseBeforeFall campaign… get something outta nothing and so, so much more!!
For every chair too close, four hands to lift it. For every door left unopened, an “after you” to fix it. For every pathway too puddled, two jackets to bridge it. And if laughs are a present, may these gentlemen gift it!
Join Stan and Stitch as they ‘tip their brow’ to some of modern day’s most chivalrous questions:
“Is Chivalry dead? Where should it be resuscitated?” “Does Chivalry have a gender?” “What places will chivalry never exist?”
^^ plan accordingly friends! It’s a trip… with standing room only.
Most of us are bound to something we think we understand but can barely even conceive. We are chained by memories of the past, constrained by worries of the future. We rarely allow our presence of mind to dwell in the present.
Even within that present, most remain imprisoned – and time is the warden.
Our cell walls consist cell phones, which we utilize to etch the tally marks of mortality into our minds. We willingly cuff our hands to its watches. We’re born into a life sentence that’s followed by a death penalty.
But times are changing, friends, and there is hope!
For there are some who refuse to be bound by this fear mongering tyrant. There are some who refuse to serve time!
Take the time to join Stan and Stitch as they embark on the altruistic journey to free us from time and its treacherous shackles!
The intensifying rhythm of an anticipating heart is finally quieted by the sound of the first note meeting your anxious ears. It is only the first note, but it sounds off with the authority of a starting gun initiating the great race of life.
As the first note reverberates down your spine in a familiar rhythm of its own, we go.
and we follow, and we race, and we time… We try to survive, we can even thrive, but eventually, we will lose…
…and THAT is just musical chairs!
Games have a profound impact on our youth… Does that competitive spirit just… go away with age?
Maybe the game changes, but life is a game… and it can be won!
From throwback childhood games to existential references and mathematical counter-points… Elon Musk, Conway’s Game of Life, Monopoly, Golf, Stan and Stitch all get in on this debate!