Tag Archives: waxing philosophical

Hello Again

It’s been a year, so I thought I’d drop a line to all you strangers out there. First of all, Michelle and I are about to celebrate our first anniversary next week. And second, Michelle’s due date is a week … Continue reading

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By Popular Demand: Now Available as a Book

Yesterday, the BBC published an article about talking to strangers and I was featured prominently in it. Because of that exposure, I reached 40,000 new people, and during the course of the day, I received dozens upon dozens of heartwarming … Continue reading

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Farewell

I was going to end the blog in June after my wedding, but as the date gets closer, I am starting to realize that this wedding thing might actually take up more of my time than I thought. So I’ve … Continue reading

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Army Guys

I get asked a lot about how the whole experiment has changed me and here’s an example. I was eating lunch and two guys came in wearing Army uniforms. They got their lunch and sat down. The thought popped into … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Redux

Here’s what I had to say about Valentine’s Day last year: http://www.talktostrangersblog.com/?p=651. This year Michelle and I are going out to Rustic Canyon for dinner and I actually paid attention to all those flower commercials so I could buy the … Continue reading

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On Transcending

Sue D. writes: I’m enjoying your blog. I think meeting and talking with strangers is such a great idea! It’s lead to so many interesting encounters for you. I wonder if you consider your experiment a success, or if you … Continue reading

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On Inertia

We had a low-key engagement party this weekend. Just friends, no family, thank God. I knew some of Michelle’s friends but I was meeting a lot of them for the first time and I have to tell you I don’t … Continue reading

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Christmas

Michelle is coming with me to Pennsylvania for Christmas and to meet my family. (Don’t worry, I Googled her extensively to see if she’s writing a blog behind my back and we’re in the clear.) I went back and read … Continue reading

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What Am I Doing?

One tweet by a certain famous TV mogul has sent the readership skyrocketing. And while it’s really cool to know that more people are engaged in the project, it’s also caused me to really reflect on my feelings and motivations … Continue reading

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Mindset

I’m reading a book called “Mindset” by psychologist Carol Dweck. Normally I’m not much for books even remotely considered “self-help” but this one is really causing one of those “aha” moments where you suddenly realize how you are sabotaging yourself. … Continue reading

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