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I’m a family history nerd. (Shameless plug for KevinMDoyle.com) I recently completed a project where I tracked all of my mom’s ancestral lines back to the immigrant ancestors. The closest immigrants to me are still three generations removed. My…
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I recently picked up a book by Hal Elrod called “The Miracle Morning.” The book’s central point is given away by its subtitle: “The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM).” Here’s the idea: get up earlier and take a bit of…
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I like to drink. I really like to drink. And if I can find a little, hole-in-the-wall bar, I like it even more. I think one of my favorite things about these places, even more than the booze, is the people who you meet. People in bars. People in dive…
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There’s a cat that lives on the porch of the house where I am staying. He doesn’t belong to my landlady, but she feeds him and gives him a covered house to sleep in on the porch. So, he’s agreed to live with her. He begins his day on her porch. Waking up…
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Travel is safe. Or, rather, travel is safe but with risks. Risks are involved in everything you do. It’s all about being comfortable living with them. I met a lovely woman in Hanoi. She was a little older than me and was traveling by herself. Four of us…
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  As I said earlier, I need to elaborate on the move to St. John’s. It starts off this way: Sometimes you move to a new place and you find a great person. Sometimes you both realize that there is something special there that you want to pursue. Sometimes,…
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I learned a new word in Vietnamese class the other day: nhu cầu. It means demand, as in people often have many demands. My teacher asked me to use it in a sentence. I said that when I was in the United States I had many demands. In Vietnam, I had few…
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Another year has passed! If you’re reading this, congratulations, you made the cut! As I’ve written before, New Year’s is my favorite holiday. It’s a chance to review the changes that have happened in your life, whether intended or not, and the changes…
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There's a new post at KevinIsJustFine! Check it out - Yes. Travel is Safe.

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris were a frightening reminder that the world is not always a safe place. People were killed while they listened to music, ate at cafes, or were otherwise going about their business and enjoying life. The horrible images…
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