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"It is the beginning of the end but it’s also the end of the beginning. It all depends on how you see it."

  If your life were a story what would be its title? Sunset, Sunrise Why? It is the beginning of the end but it’s also the end of the beginning. It all depends on how you see it.  

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If your life was a story what would be its title?

"When will it end?"

Why is that?

"I just want to know. I’ve got a lot of pain inside."

If your life was a story what would be its title? When will it end? Why is that? I just want to know. I’ve got a lot of pain inside. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Go to happy places. When I get really sad and depressed I just need to go to a happy place. What does your happy place look like? Being with friends. I have this really best guy friend who always makes me happy.  

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What advice would you give a whole bunch of people?

"Try to find connections with other people. That can lead to so many things.

And you don’t need to fill any moment of space with something else."

What was the happiest moment of your life? The one that comes to mind is biking to the most remote location I know and wandering around through the woods on this big hill and finding this dock picnic table with a boat hitch. Sitting there in what felt like the middle of nowhere even though I really wasn’t. There was a little stream and a little marsh. I felt independent because I discovered a place I had never heard about. That was the summer I was working through feelings of leaving high school and going to college. I was glad […]

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"If you fall down, keep going; if you’re tired, keep going."

What was the happiest moment of your life? Picking up a skateboard. How long have you been skating? Two months. What does it feel like to skate? Why does that make you happy? I think its the rush you get going down a hill when you don’t want to fall. Or doing some trick you’ve been trying for a few weeks and finally getting it. That’s probably the best thing ever. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? If you fall down, keep going; if you’re tired, keep going.  Did someone in particular give you that advice? Why was […]

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What was the happiest moment of your life?

"I kissed a girl today. That’s not one of the happiest, happiest moments of my life. I got these new shoes."

If your life was a story what would be its title? Big Life Why? Because I have a big life. I do a lot things. I’m athletic. A lot of weird things, sad things, mean things, of drama. Like what? Like arguments with girls. But, I deal with it. What was the happiest moment of your life? I kissed a girl today. That’s not one of the happiest, happiest moments of my life. I got these new shoes. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Conversate. With girls. If you could give advice to a bunch of people what […]

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¿Cuáles serían los capítulos en el cuento de tu vida?

"El Antes, El Comienzo, y El Después. El antes sería cuando era rebelde. El comienzo sería empezar una nueva vida, y el después sería vivir en harmonía y paz."

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What would the chapters be in the story of your life?

"The Past, The Beginning, The After. The past would be when I was a rebel. The beginning was the start of a new life. The after was living in harmony and peace."




¿Si tu vida fuera un cuento, cual sería su título? Nueva criatura ¿Y por qué? Porque he vuelto a nacer y ahora las cosas son diferentes. ¿Como eras antes? Era muy rebelde. ¿Cuáles serían los capítulos en el cuento de tu vida? El Antes, El Comienzo, y El Después Puedes describir cada uno un poco? El antes sería cuando era rebelde, el comienzo sería creer, y el después es lo que creo. ¿Los puedes describir con mas detalles? La rebeldía sería vivir las penas, el comienzo sería empezar una nueva vida, y el después sería vivir en harmonía y paz. […]

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"I get obsessed with certain bands for a few months at a time. First it was Green Day, then AC/DC then it was Beastie Boys, then Metallica and now I don’t know what it is."

If your life was a story what would be the title? Sleep and Music. Are there chapters that would be a part of that book? Maybe my obsessions. I get obsessed with certain bands for a few months at a time. First it was Green Day, then AC/DC then it was Beastie Boys, then Metallica and now I don’t know what it is. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given? Don’t do drugs. Has it been good advice so far? Kind of.  

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"People tend to really look more at the negatives. They always see their flaws. They always judge people. I would have people focus more on the positives."

If you could give a crowd of people advice what would you say? People tend to really look more at the negatives. They always see their flaws. They always judge people. I would have people focus more on the positives.  What would be the title of your life if it was a story? Beyond the Beginning Why? My main story is from when I was little and I want to go beyond that.  

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"I love being on stage in shows. It’s like you can go into a different world and be someone you’re not and escape your everyday drama and trouble."

If your life was a story what would be its title? Probably… well, what would you say? ME? I’m not asking me!  Well, I’m asking you. Right now, the title is Story Collector. But let’s get back to you, this isn’t about me.  What was the happiest moment of your life? I don’t know if I’ve had a really stand out moment that’s been the happiest, but I love being on stage in shows. What shows have you been in? Sweeney Todd, Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof and right now I’m in Willy Wonka. What do you love […]

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"My biggest motivation right now is my youngest daughter and my grandkids."

Phil has had a job every year since he was nine. That is, until 2007. That year, NISCO laid off one fourth of its workforce; he was one of them. So, he and his wife started a five-year trek through unemployment, bankruptcy and foreclosure, and the loss of 80% of their income.  His activity shifted from hard physical labor to online job-searching.  I went from working 12 hours a day to sitting at a computer all day long. When I lost my job I was 170 pounds lighter than I am now. This (he pats his belly), this is unemployment. […]

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