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"Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day."--Pink Floyd

I want you to get these three letters in your head: QTR. What does this seemingly random acronym even mean? Well, I’m glad you asked. It means (for our purposes) “quality time remaining”. While I certainly know there are no guarantees in anything (save for taxes and death), we can guesstimate (for lack of a better term) on how many quality years we have left to achieve, attempt, explore, etc. things we’ve always put on the back-burner.

A great song correlation for QTR podcast episode is my song, "Closing Fast". "Closing Fast" was actually inspired by my podcast episode, "No Return to Syndication." Essentially, this life is our one shot. It is not a sitcom where we get an opportunity for a rerun . . . hence, our lifelines can and will close fast. Grab onto life and live it for all its worth! Musically, it's an ambitious track, heavy on the strings (with a healthy dose of guitar layers in the background). Personally, my favorite part is the Coda at the end. Hope you like it!

The icing on the cake for this podcast and song listening session is the check out an earlier blog post of mine, "The Present Is a Gift". Watching the world and all of its greatest hits and flops, the notion of "gifts" keep coming to my mind. Then I thought, I've already touched on this subject in my book. Regardless, this is a pertinent time to remind anyone who wishes to recognize the present for what it is a chance to see what I'm alluding to.


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