Coming of Age…Again!

I assumed we only got one opportunity to journey through that awkward but equally as freeing coming of age experience at 18 years old.  If you remember it as I do; it’s that time we finally had all the answers, a bit of a roadmap and gobs of gumption fueling the impending impression to be

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Dirt Bike

Just putting on the protective gear alone was a new found exhaustion!  I’d never ridden a dirt bike.  So when my friend Steve mentioned he’d be going last Sunday, I opted in.  I was excited.  At 40, I’m trying to be a bit more adventurous and man-up.  I have no idea why — perhaps it’s phase

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The Gift of What? What Does That Even Mean??

Have you ever received a gift that, upon opening — forced your face to flash a perplexed look with your brain thinking “what am I supposed to do with this?”  Well, I was also blessed (or cursed) with the gift of gab.  And since I can’t seem to shut-up; it either ends up getting me into

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Which Filters Are You Using On A Daily Basis?

No, I’m not talking about the filters embedded in Instagram or the ones that make you look like a paranoid bumblebee in Snapchat (though they are clever).  I’m talking about the ones that we often forget to use in life. By definition, a filter is a device used to remove impurities or something that is

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How Would You Talk To Your Younger Self?

As I was driving to church this morning, I started thinking.  And this time it turned out to be beneficial… I think.  Anyway, I thought back to my time as a child — specifically when I was about nine or 10 years old.  I cracked a smile.  My mouth always got me into trouble when

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A Day In My Life As A Reporter…Again

Photo of Reporter Mike Doria doing a live shot for the news

You’ll notice the terminal bags underneath my eyes in the photo.  That should sum up quite nicely what it’s like in a day in my life as a reporter.  But, this sign of exhaustion is a pleasant one.  I begin my day at 2 o’clock in the morning — a time when night owls are

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What I Learned in 2015

Mike Doria Looking Up Toward Sky

The inspiration for this post came as I accidentally snapped this photo of myself.  I was on one of my routine exercise walks around the outside of my office and fooling around on Snapchat.   In 2015 I learned that I can no longer eat what I want without any weight gain consequences.  Guess I’m

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