Me, 23 Feb, 2007

Me, 29 Oct. 2006

Me, 23 Feb, 2007

I have 26 pics in my gallery


Russ's Spark Page

It's nice to have a resource like SparkPeople. It's been a real pick-me-up. I have hope about weight-loss again.
It's nice to have a resource like SparkPeople. It's been a real pick-me-up. I have hope about weight-loss again.



My Ticker:

 current weight: 210.0 

Interact with NEWDDLE1

Send Member a Private Message

Recent Blogs:


Member Since: 8/20/2006

SparkPoints: 0

Fitness Minutes: 11,615

My Goals:
1. be within the upper limit of normal on the BMI
2. continue my spiritual and personal growth through SP and the program I am studying
3. be able to wear some fine suits that I bought 15 years ago
4. be healthy as possible as long as possible
5. keep my mind alert
[modified Feb-Mar 07]

My Program:
1. recording nutrition and fluid intake
2. keeping food and fluid intake to the levels that Spark recommends
3. exercising regularly
4. getting 8 hrs of sleep a night
5. learning about lifestyle change with SparkFriends
6. linking lessons from the spiritual growth program that I''m taking with overeating, esp. wanting to eat everything without limit and disregarding consequences
7. continuing to teach, consult, and write about health care ethics and to learn about new things [modified 3 Mar, 07]

Personal Information:
Born in New Mexico, lived in the Southwest till I was 14, moved to New Jersey, where I went to college, seminary, and graduate school.

Took a brief detour from New Jersey to the Biblical Seminary in New York, where I met Dorothy, my loving, brilliant, and beautiful wife of 46 years.

We have two adult children, Peter and Lise. Peter lives near Albuquerque with his wife Susan. Lise lives in Palo Alto with her husband, Allen.

Have been a hospital chaplain with a lot of interest in relating the experience of illness with faith, death and dying, ethics, and so on.

For about 25 years was director of our institution''s program in ethics and ethics consultation service. Retired 2 yrs ago this month, but continue to work a little less than half time.

Currently working on ethics of disaster preparedness and preparations for pandemic influenza.

Other Information:
We love to travel. "Discovered" Newfoundland summer of 2005, the Yukon this past summer, went to Fairbanks for the Northern Lights and the International Ice Sculpting Championships in March; planned to cruise on sternwheeler, Empress of the North, in June, but it ran aground a week before our trip, so we just flew to Juneau and hung out there and in Sitka; will go to the Rose Bowl Parade this New Year's.

I love to take photographs.

Profile Image


SparkChicago- t...


Happy Face


Bronze Medal


Member Comments:
11/2/2012 8:44:11 PM

Hi Russ.. I was just reading my blogs from 2007, and the first one I ever wrote, you commented on it. Such a nice cheerleader you were in your comment. emoticon I also see it has also been a while since you changed your status on your page. I pray you are well and just busy. I just stopped to say hello, and let you know I was thinking about you, and to say thank you. emoticon


Report Inappropriate Comment
2/14/2012 3:25:31 AM

Thanks for the comment on my page a while back! Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I am at the stage where I a trying to build my support system. You seem like good listener! I am also an avid fan of the Enneagram! It's amazing! Take care! My cousin and his wife live in Albuquerque, but I've never been there. It's beautiful out there from what I've seen from photographs. My cousin is a lawyer for the Native American tribes.

Report Inappropriate Comment
4/2/2011 4:56:26 PM

Thanks for you comment on my blog! Congratulations on meeting goal and good luck with your next goal! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
3/27/2011 5:35:21 PM

Hi, Russ - thanks for commenting on my blog! Yes, this does shorten the cook time of the quick cook steel cut oats I use. I haven't used this method with regular steel cut oats so I'm unsure if they would react the same way. My guess is they probably would, but might need some more microwave time in the morning.

Report Inappropriate Comment
3/18/2011 11:16:04 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you feel better soon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (231 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page