Just Enough to Get Me in Trouble

Lyle McKeany
Memoir-style stories with a dash of advice column. New stories sent every Saturday at 8:08 am PT.
Created 02 Jun 2020
  • C'mon Lyle
    02 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 26 20
    Welcome to all the new people and hello to all you regulars who tune in each week. It’s been a while since I’ve written one of my Hey Lyle advice column pieces. I would love to dive into one in the ne...
  • This is going to keep happening, isn't it?
    25 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 25 18
    Prejudice #98 You’d think I would’ve learned by now. You’d think by the fifth or tenth time I would’ve recognized what’s going on. You’d think I’d know how to avoid it by now. But no. There’s too much...
  • What's Past is not Prologue
    18 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 26 6
    Photo by Max van den Oetelaar I closed the refrigerator door, turned to my wife Allison, and said, “You should read Personality Isn’t Permanent next.” “Do you think it would be helpful?” “Well, it is ...
  • We'll be okay
    11 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 23 6
    Photo by me while on tour in 2002 Bzzzz...bzzzz...bzzzz. My cell phone vibrates on the nightstand next to me in our crappy motel room. You know the type: two stories, peeling paint, questionable stain...
  • I'm only getting (re)started
    04 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 29 8
    Photo by Steve Harvey I’ve been trying to get back into exercise lately. Actually, I shouldn’t say back into exercise since I was never really into it in the first place. One of my go-to jokes is to a...
  • There is no Dog
    28 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 26 3
    Hey there. I don’t know about you, but I have zero plans this weekend. Not by choice, though. A kid in my daughter Em’s special ed preschool class has a sibling who tested positive for COVID yesterday...
  • It's the only thing we know for sure
    21 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 39 8
    Photo by Pawel Czerwinski Time is money. Every second of your day should be accounted for, consumed by meaningful work, creative flow, and learning. They say you’re the average of the five people you ...
  • An Actual Hero
    14 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 29 12
    “He was such a baby back then,” my mom said, sitting at her dining room table as we flipped through photos on her MacBook Air. We were trying to whittle down the photos for a slideshow to be played at...
  • Spent
    07 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 27 10
    One morning last week, I hastily tweeted a reply to this viral tweet while I was still half asleep: Link to my tweet here. I didn’t think much of it until I saw so many people liking and retweeting it...
  • This is how it’s supposed to be
    31 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 23 10
    Thank you to all the new subscribers this week. It’s great to have you here! Today’s story will eventually be adapted into a chapter in my memoir book project. I hope you enjoy it. Photo by USGS It’s ...
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