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The Blessings Continue...!

Friday, January 14, 2011      24 comments

Thx so much everyone...! I know that having my SparkFamily's support, thoughts & prayers has made all the difference for my DW! What was feared to be countless procedures fraught with complications and setbacks has proven thus far to be WO... Read more

Holy Moly! You People are WONDERFUL!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      30 comments

I am just BLOWN away by the heartfelt outpouring of support everyone has shown for my wife! Everything went well with her surgery...not a single problem! Talk about the power of prayer and positive thinking! Recovery and healing has ... Read more

Healing Thoughts & Prayers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      39 comments

Apologies for lack of time for words...but: we're heading off to the hospital in the middle of a snowstorm for my wife's open heart surgery. Appreciate it if our SparkFamily can keep her in your thoughts and prayers! Will be back ... Read more

Returning To The Scene of the Crime...

Sunday, January 09, 2011      18 comments

It was the best of plans... We were heading out to see "Unstoppable"...great flix! (only nitpicks are: WHY did Tony Scott have to take $$ from Rupert Murdoch and Fox, the most biased name in news, so they could do the faux reporting in the ... Read more

Surprise: Mini-Milestone Nailed Tonight!

Saturday, January 08, 2011      19 comments

Hey, nailed a mini-milestone today: The route from my daytime work to my private practice office is 1 1/2 miles each way. Normally I use the Nordic Poles and walk with some jogging tossed in. Too slippery for the poles to "dig in" toda... Read more

Oops! Yes, Virginia, There IS Some Magic!

Friday, January 07, 2011      9 comments

Pardon the post-holidays reference to Miracle on 34th Street...but I had some afterthoughts to my last blog and realized that there really IS magic! Miracles really DO happen! Here's the catch: It is all within us! I will still maintain tha... Read more

No Magic!

Thursday, January 06, 2011      17 comments

(Most of you who are familiar with me have heard me wax on about these things before, but I thought I'd share for the benefit of the many newbies who've come on board and also for my OWN benefit as I mention at the end.) There is no magic o... Read more

Sending Holiday Wishes to ALL!

Friday, December 24, 2010      11 comments

Heartfelt appreciation and gratitude going out to ALL of our SparkFamily and sincerest wishes for Peace On Earth as sung so well on one of my very favorite songs of the season! I just LOVE this father / daughter dual effort! Someone present... Read more

De-Stress From the Holidays with a Few Chuckles...!

Thursday, December 23, 2010      10 comments

From one of my favorite techie e-mails: Windows Secrets ( windowssecrets.com ) "We're not sure what to make of this, but the Wacky column is a Windows Secrets subscriber favorite measured by the number of hits it receives ... Read more

Neither Snow, Rain nor Dark of Night...

Friday, December 10, 2010      11 comments

My private practice appts. lately have been spreading between Weds., Thurs. and Fri. so I've been working in an hour of Nordic Walking on each of those days by leaving my car parked at my day job and pulling out the poles to walk to my office an... Read more

Striving for Balance

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      5 comments

I've come across a very thought-provoking article written by a formerly obese person who dubs herself as "The Thinnest Fat Woman in the World." She was once a proponent of the Fat Acceptance movement and although she has made radical shifts away... Read more

Junking Junk Food

Friday, November 26, 2010      15 comments

Here is a great article which touches on a topic I feel SO STRONGLY about! Junking Junk Food: www.nytimes.com/2010/11/
28/magazine/28FOB-wwln-t.html On Black Friday, one of the most commercial days of the year... Read more

Beware the numbers game!

Monday, November 15, 2010      26 comments

Beware the numbers game! YES, the numbers can be our best ally as we watch calories and bump up our workouts and watch the scale... BUT: these ARE only numbers and we have to not lose sight of the forest for the trees. We're all h... Read more

Dorky Shorts Rides Again! :-)

Saturday, November 13, 2010      16 comments

Put on the ol' dorky shorts (yep, those padded spandex things are under my regular shorts...lol ) and headed out with a few bike club members for WONDERFUL 42 mile ride from Bin... Read more

Squeezing in a Workout On the Road

Thursday, November 04, 2010      12 comments

Checked in and headed down to use the pc in the lobby. Ugh, somone's on it. Guess "someone" is trying to nudge me about my day on the road without any cardio...so, I start walking / jogging round the perimeter of the hotel for a few rounds ... Read more


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