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About as stupid as the law allows

tcr! · a day ago

Audio (MP3): 20200920 - About as stupid as the law allows

Well, we got here is a phone call I had with my good friend Jimi, recorded earlier in the month. I mention or quote him from time to time on my blog and in my podcast. And he’s been a good friend for a close to three decades.

20200920 About as stupid as the law allows

I met Jimi in the early 90s in Iowa when I first got sober. Stayed friends with him in the 2000s while I relapsed in Oregon. And then of course he was there after I sobered up again in Illinois in the early 2010s.

Jimi’s a saint and a scholar. He’s the big brother I never had. He’s made me think and laugh and let me in on the life secret, “everything is going to be okay.” Because… “the best is yet to come.”

So my thought going into the phone call was that it would be a test run recording, check audio levels, and see how well we both did under the mic.

Topics include Maggie, COVID and quarantine, online video calls, and experiencing the moment.

#diariespodcast #advancedsoul

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Reflecting deeply on experiences

tcr! · 4 days ago

Reflecting deeply on experiences - MP4

Yesterday I was reading in a book the therapist recommended that certain types of people have a preference for reflecting deeply on experiences and that reflection is almost more valuable than the original experience.

And as I was reviewing this today I thought to myself “Yes! I enjoy doing certain things just so I can think about them later.“

#advancedsoul #socialproblems 👍

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Momma J Momma J · 4 days ago

Deep thinking

tcr! tcr! · 4 days ago

It’s one of Martha’s favorite things!

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landerl · 4 days ago

You and me both, my friend. :)

tcr! tcr! · 3 days ago

I think it was Socrates who muttered, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

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Let everything happen to you

tcr! · Jul 19, 2020 at 1:29 pm

Let everything happen to you

#photos #advancedsoul #jojorabbit

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Apr 15th, 2020 at 5:52:50 pm

tcr! · Apr 15, 2020 at 5:52 pm

Wanna know how to make life extraordinary?

See the very best in people.

Don’t think about that anymore otherwise you’ll obscure the miracle.

💫 #protip #advancedsoul

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Mar 1st, 2020 at 9:21:59 pm

tcr! · Mar 1, 2020 at 9:21 pm

The future’s never written. Only projected.

#protip #advancedsoul

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Hard enough already

tcr! · Feb 21, 2020 at 11:13 pm

Hard enough already

Some people are born into rich families. Some are born into super rich ones. Some people are born into normal, mediocre lives where nothing happens and they never go any where.

Some people are born to awesome parents and only end up pissing all over and pissing away that unconditional love. Some people are born to crackheads and they end up shooting greater hoops than I ever will.

Some people are born to tragic circumstances and their lives will always suck. Some people will live hopeless lives where a better one is seen but never within reach. The end.

Some people are born deaf or blind or crippled.

Happiness is hard enough to come by when indifferent luck initially defines us all.

So I don’t give a fuck about same sex marriages, or what color a person’s skin is, or what financial bracket they live in, or if they’re dumb as bricks.

Happiness is just hard enough already.

#photos #advancedsoul

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sinceresarcasm · Feb 21, 2020 at 11:14 pm

All this. All. of. it.

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paulbrook · Feb 23, 2020 at 11:23 am

You forgot people who are taught by their families to lie, cheat, steal and hurt, and go on to do this, and then teach their children the same. Yes that exists.

tcr! tcr! · Feb 23, 2020 at 11:43 am

It’s not so much as forgot as intentionally left out 😊

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laxmia12 · Feb 26, 2020 at 9:47 am

Yes happiness is hard. My parents taught me that anyone who says money can’t buy happiness is an idiot. After 60 years on this planet I fully believe this. Spend some time with the downtrodden in life. You quickly realize their life would be far better with more money.

The topic of the day is are the rich by nature super evil? Can you get to be a multi millionaire or a billionaire and still have ethics and compassion for other human beings or can only a true psychopath become super rich? For sure a good deal of their rich pass onto their children the idea that because of their wealth they are better and far above others of lesser means.

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Feb 8th, 2020 at 11:29:11 am

tcr! · Feb 8, 2020 at 11:29 am

Daiseys for July 15th, 2009

God, flood me with love. So it spills out onto everything I touch.

#protip #advancedsoul #photos #flowers

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Be as free.

tcr! · Jan 22, 2020 at 11:02 pm

No judgment, no shame, no awkwardness. No preconceived notions of how things are supposed to be.

No deadlines, no errands, no lists, no taxes. No pollutions, no dilutions. Unadulterated in the finest sense.

We’ll never be as free as we were when we were kids.

#advancedsoul

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debbie · Jan 23, 2020 at 8:57 am

May I share this

tcr! tcr! · Jan 23, 2020 at 10:31 am

Absolutely!

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Momma J Momma J · Jan 23, 2020 at 11:01 am

Truth!

tcr! tcr! · Jan 23, 2020 at 8:31 pm

Yep 🥁

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Dano was here

tcr! · Aug 14, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Dano was here

Dano’s one of the nicest, most giving, hardest working dude I know. And he’s fun to be around. 😎

#photos #advancedsoul

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CVD · Aug 14, 2019 at 6:45 pm

Sentiment shared

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Dano · Aug 14, 2019 at 9:44 pm

Thanks man, means a lot. You’re a great friend.

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Pelletier · Aug 15, 2019 at 3:32 pm

That’s on the marketing side of the chalkboard, right?

tcr! tcr! · Aug 15, 2019 at 5:46 pm

It’s actually my bathroom wall. Do what you must with that information.

Pelletier · Aug 15, 2019 at 5:46 pm

O… M… G………. hehehehehehe

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Aunt Libby Q · Sep 1, 2019 at 12:22 am

ditto

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Billie Joe Armstrong lets young dude play his guitar on stage

tcr! · Jul 8, 2019 at 11:50 am

This almost made me cry.

And fuck the earplugs. “We want it loud.” .. 🎸

#advancedsoul #musicvideos #greenday

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