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[2 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on A fixed heart brings renewed energy to my life | ]
A fixed heart brings renewed energy to my life

Only a few days in one’s life are an obvious turning point, a defining and deeply impactful experience that you know will lead you down a new path.
When these experiences strike, you certainly hope that particular day is a fresh start rather than a dissent into a dark direction which you may not be able to escape.
Thanks to the fantastic doctors, nurses and staff at Missouri Baptist Arrhythmia Center, I’m quite confident that I will be soon returning to a normal life after going through a corrective heart procedure this …

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[27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on My new job rocks, and this is why | ]
My new job rocks, and this is why

Though I started my new position with

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[30 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Real estate game: An exhausting endeavor | ]
Real estate game: An exhausting endeavor

Engaging in the real estate game can permeate the fabric of one’s daily existence in many, many exhausting ways.
On this particular Friday night, there seemed to be countless options for fun outings around St. Louis, especially for lovers of live music. Even though I’m almost adjusted to temporarily eliminating this part of my life, I have had that nagging sensation the past couple of hours … that I’m totally missing out on things.
Which is undeniably true, to some extent. Though my reasons for focusing on home and family are being …

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[4 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on I am fully employed again … wow | ]
I am fully employed again … wow

Since my job lay-off in March of 2009, I have experienced numerous inquiries ranging from sincere empathy to casual questions regarding what my future plans are.
Of course, those first few months of unemployment were the most difficult, and, to some extent, worthy of some degree of compassion. But only because I had an eight-month-old baby at home when I lost my job, and I actually had really loved my position with Emmis Communications as Digital Brand Manager.
The fact that I was/am still young and very capable of working at an …

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[21 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Unsettling glimpse into world of sales | ]
Unsettling glimpse into world of sales

If you adopt a certain point of view, it can accurately be said that we all have to sell ourselves to a degree. Even those of us who find any kind of self-promotion awkward and unnatural have to compromise at some point, whether it be for a job opening, business opportunity or just generally making a good impression to someone.
With that being said, I do not think I could be involved in sales full-time. In addition to trying to find suitable sponsors for my radio show, I am currently working …

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[11 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Thoughts from night time | ]
Thoughts from night time

I have always existed in a state of infatuation concerning night time. I do not like mornings; I love nights. This trait has become kind of a heavy burden to carry as I move forward in life as a father and husband.
Though I love to party, my affinity for the night life is unrelated. In high school, I went to school until noon, then “worked” the rest of the day at Pizza Hut as part of a program for kids who needed to be employed. I hid from my high …

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[1 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on As dreams come true, a reality check arises | ]
As dreams come true, a reality check arises

There is certainly something to be said with regard to validating the old-timey wisdom of “Just do you what you really want do, and everything will take care of itself.”
It is a tempting path when trying to control one’s fate, and an altruistic approach to life and work. In that regard, I am abundantly fulfilled at having my own basketball radio show on the airwaves in an extremely historical, relevant and brilliant city such as St. Louis. It is pretty damn awesome.
Looking back five months ago, I may not have …

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[27 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Proper perspective can be so elusive | ]
Proper perspective can be so elusive

I really struggle with perspective on a daily basis. It is not so much a result of perpetual deep thinking or a consistent metaphysical point of view on everything. Well, sometimes that is the case, but the day-to-day mental grind I often encounter just deals with how I need to approach a given day.
It is safe, in my opinion, to assume that the majority of people over 20 years old deal with this same problem. Of course, a large segment of US society has genuine hardships, whether it is mental …

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[12 May 2010 | Comments Off on Time: Ticking away the moments | ]
Time: Ticking away the moments

It seems on most nights, I look at the clock and see something like 11:38pm, 12:19am, 1:03am … and I look at that day’s list and realize I have to carry so much over into the next day. I also think, man, I really want to watch some TV. In each circumstance, if I were to complete that day’s list and also indulge in 2 or 3 hours of television, I would be caught up just in time to deal with the morning.
However, the persistently pesky problem with that possible …

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[29 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Unique social film experience | ]
Unique social film experience

(Update on my radio show): http://doolittlebrothers.com/
Over the past few years, I have made very notable strides in overcoming social anxiety issues and becoming a pretty social individual. Though not a natural thing for me, I am certainly not the same person who just four or five years ago would routinely go days without any social interaction outside of my home.
It was never a major problem, which is a good thing since I now have a live radio show! But I did tend to allow my introverted tendencies to dominate …