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The Week In Review: Me Me Me Me Me!
Saturday, September 17, 2011      19 comments

"It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit." -Noël Coward There are very few friends who we know we can truly depend on during the best and worst of times. I have a friend who I met at a... Read more
Bittersweet Birthday: A life celebrated, a hero remembered
Sunday, September 11, 2011      35 comments

My second cousin Bobby, in his younger years. My mother, brother, and I used to take frequent trips to New York City to visit our family there. Robert Mattson was m... Read more
The Week in Review: Taco Hell
Saturday, September 10, 2011      13 comments

I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty embarrassed about what I'm about to tell you about my binging. It isn't so much that I DID binge, but rather what foods I chose that are embarrassing. I looked back at my emotional eating pattern from late last w... Read more
Quality vs Quantity of Life: Professional judgement is easier said than done...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      29 comments

Kaia striking a sexy cat pose. I was working at an emergency clinic 7 years ago, and one night a couple brought in their ornery 12-year-old cat that had large abscess o... Read more
The Week in Review: Reckless Abandon
Sunday, September 04, 2011      11 comments

Reckless Abandon: 1. It's idiomatic English, means roughly "without care or regard for consequences". 2. Title of a Blink 182 song. -from I went to my saxophone lesson on Tuesday feeling mildly confide... Read more
SparkPeep opinions--baby shower etiquette?
Thursday, September 01, 2011      22 comments

So the other day I had blogged about a woman who I was deciding whether or not I really want to be friends with anymore ("Emptying the Hollowness" blog post). The woman who had called me a "baby squirrel killer" is pregnant. She is not a super-c... Read more
SparkVersary Resolutions
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      12 comments

My 1 Year SparkVersary was on August 21st, and I meant to post some resolutions at that time. My SparkVersary was kind of like New Year--a time to reflect and decide what I can do to make the next year even better. I've talked before about... Read more
"Follow your bliss."
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      5 comments

VALERIEMAMA posted an excerpt from the writings of mythologist Joseph Campbell, and the words were very moving. The excerpt is about what makes us truly happy. Here is a snippet: "What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matte... Read more
Emptying the Hollowness
Monday, August 29, 2011      31 comments

I found a baby squirrel on Thursday, about an hour before I had to go to work. His eyes weren't open yet, and he was 4-5 weeks old. I looked up in the tree he was under and saw the nest, about 30 feet up. He had fallen to the sidewalk below. He ... Read more
The Week (and Month) in Review: Dumb Scale Luck
Sunday, August 28, 2011      8 comments

I didn't deserve to lose this week. I didn't track (at least not accurately) on several days. A couple of days, I did not track at all. I worked out a lot and was active as usual, but I didn't follow my formal workout plan very well. Nonetheless... Read more
Standing up to a better job
Saturday, August 27, 2011      20 comments

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Introverts Unite!
Thursday, August 25, 2011      24 comments

I bet you won't believe the real secret behind why I am having success...and why I know I will continue to have success. This windbag of a blog entry actually reflects months of introspection (Ha! More on that later...) and journaling, so pardon... Read more
The Most Local Food Available (as in right outside my door)
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      21 comments

This year was the first year I have attempted to plant vegetables and some fruits. I had planted the following: tomatoes peppers (sweet bell and spicy) eggplants beans (soybeans, Dragon's Tongue, and Calypso) carrots potatoes br... Read more
Nerdrageous Blog!: Get Nervous About Strength Training
Monday, August 22, 2011      11 comments

"Brain is worth more than brawn." -American proverb Most people picture one thing when they think of strength training: muscles. Muscles are like the engine driving the body's actions. The muscles provide the brawn to make the movem... Read more
Beyond the Fat: Reflections on My 1 Year SparkVersary
Sunday, August 21, 2011      36 comments

“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.” -Wayne Dyer Today is my "official" 1 Year SparkVersary! I had joined SparkPeople in June, 2009, but wasn't very active until last year. I started explori... Read more

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