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They say the grass is always greener on the other side, but let's be honest, we all should know by now that's just not true. Or if it is true it's only true for a very short time because mostly what's so attractive about “the other side” is that it's new and different and that's exciting because it's not the same old thing. But it doesn't take long for new and different to become same old and then the grass is greener over some other fence somewhere else. It's not a sustainable way to live. I understand the allure but when it all plays out, that “other side” just doesn't keep its promises.So permit me to offer you an alternative meme. I can't take credit for it and I don't know who to give credit to, but I like it and I have officially taken ownership of it for my own life. So here goes:“The grass is always greener … wherever you water it.” Now THAT … is something you can hang your hat on.The grass is always greener wherever you water it.Which brings us to where we are right now. You might have noticed … I LOVE how magical the holidays are. But I will confess to you a secret … the holidays are not magical. It's the people who celebrate them, I mean really celebrate them, that make things magical. As a person who gets paid to make magic for a living I know this to be true. It is a truth I live with every day. If you want magic and meaning then someone has to get up in the morning and make magic and meaning. If you want the grass to be green, water the grass.The greatest gift you can ever give in this life—to others or to yourself—is your creative intention followed by your time and attention. So if you're looking for greener grass during the holidays or whenever, then just know it's always greener wherever you water it.This holiday season may I suggest that you focus creative intention on those who mean the most to you, including you. Give time to others. Make time for others. Take time for yourself. That's the secret to conjuring deep magic.“Oh, you don't understand my life Dean. That's just not doable this year.” You're right, I don't understand your life … but that doesn't matter and yes, it is doable.One thing I do know is how to create and build real stuff in the real world. Really magical stuff. And the rules are always the same. It happens brick by brick, moment by moment, day by day. With a good dose of creative intention, then a lot of time and a lot of attention.You plant a lawn. You build a house. You make the holidays magical. It's all the same. You put in the time and attention and eventually you wake up one morning to find YOUR grass is the greenest grass in town and in the garden you've planted you've built yourself a beautiful life.
Amy King sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee on this Black Friday for your Friday morning Wake Up Call. She's joined by Mo Kelly to talk about his Small Business Saturday segment happening tomorrow, where local small businesses can call in to self-promote and let listeners know what they have to offer if they haven't heard of them already.
Wayne Resnick sits in for Bill Handel and is joined by Author Rod Pyle for this week's edition of Cool Space News. He and Wayne talk about NASA launching a spacecraft from California that will intentionally collide with an asteroid. And OneWeb is mulling the removal of debris in space after a software update "bricked" a satellite, rendering it useless.
Amy King sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee for your Thanksgiving Day Wake Up Call. Susan Smith of the Butterball Turkey Talk Line joins the show to talk about how she's helping clueless Turkey cookers this holiday season, and has been for years!
Amy King sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee to host your Thanksgiving day Wake Up Call. Tyron Jackson of Operation Warm Wishes joins the show to talk about his annual Thanksgiving event and what he and his charity are doing to give back to society.
We are a couple days early for our #GaSFantasy4Play segment because of the Thanksgiving games! Don't forget to get your picks for Week 12. - Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions - Buffalo Bills @ New Orleans Saints - Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots - Los Angeles Rams @ Green Bay Packers
All three defendants in Ahmaud Arbery trail are found guilty of murder // 8-year-old boy becomes the 6th person who has died in the Waukesha parade crash // Jobless claims in the U.S. drop below 200 thousand becoming the lowest in 52 years // Disney sells out of their Magic Key annual passes // Aaron Rodgers has ‘Covid toe'.
Dean Sharp joins the back half of the hour for this week's edition of Handel and The House Whisperer. The two discuss the Holiday Gift Guide of 2021 and what Dean suggests are the best gifts to give to the ones you love this holiday season.
Jennifer Jones Lee hosts Jane Wells for this week's edition of 'Biz Bizz'. She and Jane talk about Nordstrom's struggles as they continue to be targets of theft, a cryptocurrency causing an estate some trouble, and why 19 is Apple's favorite number.
Jennifer Jones Lee hosts KTLA 5's Tech Guy, Rich DeMuro, for this week's edition of 'Wired Wednesday'. She and Rich talk about Apple's big update to their store at the Grove in L.A., as well as some tips when it comes to capitalizing on Black Friday deals!
Jury in Ahmaud Arbery trial begin deliberations // Autopsy reveals Brian Laundries cause of death as self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head// A bus crash in Bulgaria kills 45 people // The average price of items in a Dollar Tree will now run you about $1.25 // Kevin Spacey is ordered to pay $31 million to the ‘House of Cards' studio after sexual harassment allegations // ‘Seinfeld' actor, Lou Cutell, has died at the age of 91
Bill Handel hosts KTLA 5's Tech Guy, Rich DeMuro, for this week's edition of 'Tech Tuesday'. The two talk about Black Friday deals available now and soon-to-come. Also, Amazon has stores now that enable their shoppers to grab things from the shelves and simply walk out with them.
Ages of the victims in the Waukesha, Wisconsin parade crash are released // Prosecutors make closing arguments in Ahmaud Arbery trial // Trumps former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is official released // IOC call with Chinese tennis star Peng raises more questions // Target will no longer be open on Thanksgiving Day // Apple will allow customers to fix their own iPhones
Great builders fit things together. But great designers—in my opinion—start with taking things apart. Deconstructing the room, the view, the emotions of a space. Peeling back the layers and deconstructing the moment of an experience in order to try and better understand it, discover its meaning, and find whatever poetry may be hiding there. I was up very early this morning, sitting by the fire in the dark, half awake, quiet, listening to the wind gust outside and listening to the soft breathing of one of our beagles, Jackson, sleeping in the chair right next to me. I sipped my coffee and gazed through the living room window at some string lights and a tree we've already set up out on the front porch. Yes, we started early again this year, because, well, just because 2021. As I was staring at it all I could feel my emotions shifting to a better place and my breathing slowing and deepening. And because I was aware it was happening I tried to observe and deconstruct that moment to understand exactly why. It started with an extremely simple observation: There's something quite special about an evergreen tree standing in the dark against the cold and filled with sweet, shiny things, and twinkling lights. There just is. And I tried to remember if I've ever heard someone ever say they hate the look of a Christmas Tree, and I couldn't. I've heard lots of folks rail against the holidays and shopping and materialism and religion and the baby Jesus and even Santa. And I also know—due to some very real trauma or depression or loss—there are folks who struggle through this time of year. But try as I might I could not think of a single time I've ever heard a single person say they hate looking at a Christmas Tree. And that felt like a discovery.I think it means there's something universally special about it. Something not merely tied to childhood memories or nostalgia or religion or tradition. And if that's true and it transcends those things then the effect must be something more immediate, more intimate, more personal. There is … something … quite special about an evergreen tree standing in the dark against the cold and filled with sweet, shiny things, and twinkling light. I wonder—and feel free to disagree, this is just a working hypothesis that I've never considered before this morning—but I wonder if somehow the tree is me. I'm wondering if this tree is somehow an altar to my own life, to the life I want to live and to the person I want to be. A strong green vibrant thing standing in the dark, against the cold, carefully, skillfully ornamented and adorned with all manner of experiences and nuances, filled with light and magic and presiding over a treasure trove of gifts to be shared.Every Fall as the year is winding down I wonder if we look back at who we've been and forward to who we still long to be and then build an altar to those hopes and dreams. I think we just might. Because apart from nostalgia or religion or tradition, everyone loves a Christmas Tree. There's something quite special about a green vibrant thing standing in the dark against the cold, adorned with sweet, shiny things, and full of light. I really don't mean to offend anyone by saying this. I think everyone should celebrate exactly as they see fit. But maybe, just maybe everyone loves a Christmas Tree because we are the reason for the season. That we've survived another year. That despite our wounds and scars and loss, despite storms, fires, floods and heat, layoffs and loneliness, personal trials, pain, and a global pandemic … we are still here and still hopeful that our story is not yet over, that we can still do better, and that there is still hope. If that's true it means WE are the vibrant beings standing in the dark against the cold, adorned with sweet, shiny things, full of light and gifts and hope, and ready, come the New Year, to get busy building ourselves a beautiful life.
Kyle Rittenhouse is acquitted of all charges in Kenosha shooting // FDA voted today to open up Covid boosters for people 18 and older // Former NFL running back Zac Stacey set on $10,000 bail // Amazon opens its first store in Cerritos where you can ‘just walk out' with your items // Thanksgiving is going to be more expensive this year // Ron DeSantis has a new line of merchandise.
Bill Handel hosts the Fork Reporter, Neil Saavedra, for this week's edition of 'Foodie Friday'. He and Handel talk about chef-approved hacks that get Thanksgiving Dinner on the table faster and why consumers are buying fewer plant-based meat alternatives.
Judge in Rittenhouse case bans all MSNBC reporters from courthouse // Police in Memphis are looking for suspects for killing of rapper Young Dolph // Airlines are gearing up for the holidays by increasing their staff // CVS is closing 900 stores in the next three years // Ex-NFL running back Zac Stacey is on video violently beating his ex-girlfriend in front of their 5-month-old son.
Bill Handel hosts Mo Kelly for this week's edition of 'Entertainment News', where he and Bill talk about the latest Spiderman: No Way Home movie trailer in addition to Mo's love for Spiderman. Additionally, Adele has a new album coming out after her lengthy absence from the world of music.
Bill Handel hosts KFI News Reporter Steve Gregory, where the two discuss Sheriff Villanueva's battle with the MTA regarding abolishing all police on mass transit, as the demand for defunding the police persists.
Jennifer Jones Lee hosts Jane Wells for this week's edition of Biz Buzz. This week the two talk about Tesla and Toyota being upset with President Biden for giving higher EV credits for union/American-made cars. And Thanksgiving dinners will be more expensive this year as inflation takes hold of your turkey!
Defendant Travis McMichael takes the stand in Ahmaud Arbery // Rioter, Jacob Chansley, will serve 3 years for January 6th capitol riots // 2 men who were convicted for assassinating Malcom X will be acquitted // California couple has been sentenced for fraud on Covid relief funds, but authorities have yet to catch them // Cannibal crabs in block roads along the coat in Australia // Amazon will stop accepting Visa cards in the U.K.
Polish forces use water cannons on migrants at the Belarus border // Times Square is open for News Years Eve but will require proof of vaccination // Despite inflation, Americans continue to spend for the holidays // Britney Spears is refusing to see her mother after her conservatorship ended // Mike Krzyzewski's grandson and another Duke player face DWI charges.
Bill Handel hosts KTLA 5 's Tech Guy, Rich DeMuro, for this week's edition of 'Tech Tuesday'. The two discuss how the FTC is cutting down on newspapers that make it easy to subscribe but a nightmare to cancel. Also, Google Maps is getting an upgrade and will now feature mall directories within their app. And Twitter is also seeing a new, big change - new Tweets won't automatically load.