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1. Stranger things. Holy crap today was so weird. Really weird. In the best ways and the most irritating ways. I can't even really begin to make sense of it. What a big wave. Thanks for being along for the ride.

2. California Love. Call us a bunch of tree hugging, freak show liberals, but there is nothing quite like having the checkout person at your local grocery ask how you how your day is going and deeply mean it. When you say, "There have been some incredibly amazing moments," and he says, "Yes there certainly are. We are blessed to be here. Sometimes we need to go back to the basics. Being alive is a good thing," you know this place is unique.

3. I have a good, longtime friend who is currently trying to quit smoking. I'm thinking of him a lot right now and all the complexities of quitting something that has been a part of your life for 20 something years. It's deep, vulnerable, challenging as fuck, and scary, but also liberating, and amazing to see that one can be capable of the seemingly impossible. I'm really proud of him right now and for all the other days too.

What did you learn today? Join me by using the #thesethreethings and commenting below with your own These Three Things. I want to hear what you are learning, laughing about, and living through.