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Living Life on The Precipice of a Smile

Hi Reader, If you're new here, there's something you must know. Mondays are for mustache humor. If you can't handle that, I get it. Not everyone can handle the truth. I recently hired a private investigator to track down a few people. Those cold and timid souls who hit the unsubscribe...
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4 days ago • 1 min read

Synchronicity Is The Magic That Lets You Know You Are On The Right Path

Hi Reader, Thanks for being here. I love you almost as much as the new pickleball paddle I got this week. I am now more paddle than player. Look good play good am I right? Unlock a Bolder Version of Yourself ⚡️ My first 14-day group challenge just wrapped up this week. It was all about being...
11 days ago • 2 min read

The Magic of Being Bold

Hi Reader, Welcome back to Renaissance. WARNING: Reading this newsletter may increase your desire to grow a mustache. I know that correlation and causation aren't the same, but three of my best friends are now all aboard the Mustache Express. Coincidence? I think not. What I'm learning about...
18 days ago • 2 min read

Going Viral on Instagram and Why Humanity Isn't Entirely Doomed

Hi Reader, Welcome back to Renaissance. The one-stop shop for inspiration, dad humor, and new ideas. Grab a nice cup of coffee or tea and settle in on this fine Monday morning. Enjoy! What I'm learning about 🧠 The best way to lose all hope in humanity is to turn on the news. The second best...
25 days ago • 2 min read

Last Week I Asked a Stranger to Cannonball in His Swimming Pool

Hi Reader, My inbox has been flooded with requests for more dad jokes. I'm no comedian, but I can't help but give the people what they want. I wanted to tell one about airplanes, but it'd probably go over your head. Then I thought about my best construction joke, but I'm still working on it....
about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Why I Am Actively Seeking Rejection For The Next 100 Days

Hi Reader, Welcome back to another week of excellent living. Now I know that there are some bitter feelings we need to address. I'd be upset too if my mustache didn't look the way it did. My mustache is mustaching in ways only Tom Selig and I can comprehend. I didn't ask for this much power....
about 1 month ago • 3 min read

If You Loved Yourself Fully and Deeply, What Would You Do?

Hi Reader, Ask yourself this powerful question: If I loved myself fully and deeply, what would I do? Use your answer to influence your day, week, and life. Acting from a place of love > from a place of stress/anger/lack. It's time you started treating yourself as well as you do your best friend....
about 2 months ago • 1 min read

How to Handle Overwhelm & An Important Update on My Mustache

Hi Reader, It started out of spite. A subtle act of defiance against my mom and sister. They made me shave my mustache for my sister's wedding last Summer. I forgave but did not forget. In January of this year, I began rebuilding. And after 8 months of flexing as hard as I can in front of the...
about 2 months ago • 2 min read

How to Confess Your Love on The Beach & Get Songs Unstuck From Your Noggin

Hi Reader, Welcome to another glorious week of living!!! Today is going to be a GREAT day. Read on for some niche trivia knowledge and inspiration 🚀 What I'm learning about 🧠 Why songs get stuck in your head. We've all had it happen. There you are, minding your own business, when song lyrics...
2 months ago • 2 min read

How to Relentlessly Prune Bullshit & Live a Better Life

Hi Reader, I went to the Del Mar horse races this weekend 🏇 It turns out that betting on the jockey with the best mustache is not an effective gambling strategy. What I'm learning about 🧠 100 tips for a better life. I love reading about life advice from intelligent people. Especially when it's...
2 months ago • 3 min read
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