It's 3 pm and I've been working steadily since 4:15 am, by anyone's standards, I've done my part today.

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I was packing up and about to leave when I stopped packing and sat back down to look through my notes. I saw a list of things I really wanted to work on and I decided to stay. When I say "I wanted" to work on them, I really mean it.

My name is Lou Milano and I'm a radio show host/writer in the Danbury/Brookfield, CT market. I've been in radio going on 25 years, I started in September of 1999 when I was still a kid. It took me eight years in the business, to get the gig I wanted, the morning show. Once I got it, I grabbed on and did not let go.

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I love what I do, and who I do it with. I get real fulfillment from my work and I cannot think of anything more valuable. People may look at me and draw different conclusions but there is an inarguable fact about me, that everyone can agree on, I have a fun job.

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For well over a decade. I've put all my attention into making the most of this opportunity, making the I-95 Morning Show the best it can be. I never get upset at the idea of coming to work. In fact, I sometimes get sad when it's time to leave.

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I made a decision a long time ago that has changed my life in many ways. I decided this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life and I'll do anything to protect it. I decided not to measure my success with dollar signs and decimal points. That does not mean I stopped having goals but if I died tomorrow, I'd die happy with how I spent my time on Earth.

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There are 7 days in a week and I never had any intention of giving any of them away. I can't work somewhere that puts me in a position to live for 2 days. I get happiness out of the entire week and I always will. I've decided I will accept nothing less than that.

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The only question or hiccup comes in, when I let gratitude slip away which happens to everyone. Sometimes I let my focus slip away from the things I'm thankful for. When that happens, I take a breath and see my life for what it really is, a massive blessing.

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I'm not trying to say I am an expert on life and by no means, a model of professional success for everyone. I found my happy lane and that is what I want for my kids. I hope that they'll identify the thing they cannot live without and find a way to make it their career.

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If you're professionally unfulfilled, you can fix it. If you're not happy where you are, you can change it. The same cannot be said for all family or social issues. Some of life's problems can be out of your control. What you do for work is 100% up to you.

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I have no good reason to share this with you except that I want others to feel the way I have for the last quarter century. There are a lot of people that make more money than I do and tons more who have found more conventional success.

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But I don't know anyone who got more out of their job than me. I met my wife through this job, raised my kids on this work and built an unbreakable bond with my longtime partner Ethan. Now, I am building that same bond with Dave and we're creating new memories as a trio.

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Lou Milano w/wife Erica in the background the day they met.
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Your dream has never been more attainable than it is right now. Employers everywhere are doing whatever they can to hire good, loyal employees.

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My New Year's resolution was to let my guard down and share my personal secret to happiness. Hopefully it inspires someone, hopefully that person gets to enjoy half of the laughter that I have.

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Happy New Year.

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You filthy animals.

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Enthusiastic and Exuberant – My Weekend at Danbury’s San Gennaro Festival

Danbury's first-ever San Gennaro Festival took place over the weekend on Ives Street. Thousands of people were in attendance each day and it's one of the best events I've ever attended. I was lucky enough to be able to work the event, broadcasting live Friday, Saturday and Sunday with I-95. I personally spoke to hundreds of people, and was able to work and see family and friends. I was so filled with excitement, exuberance and enthusiasm all weekend long.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

Drone Footage Captures Magical Essence of New Milford in Fall

Recently someone set out to capture the Essence and Magic of New Milford in the fall and they nailed it. New Milford is beautiful from the ground but has another level of elegance from the sky. These are images taken from a drone over New Milford in Fall of 2021. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

Behind the Walls of CT's Abandoned Norwich State Hospital

In this day and age, mental health treatment is serious business and in most cases, patients are treated with care and respect. This was not always the case in the U.S. and hospitals dedicated to the "mentally ill" became prisons that regularly conducted torture. America is now littered with shuttered hospitals decaying from the inside and the outside. Many believe these places still contain the dark energy left behind by the gruesome acts of the past. One of these places in Norwich State Hospital. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

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