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Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Saturday, July 26, 2008      0 comments

Randy Pausch has been in the news quite a bit recently due to his death. He has been known for many things, however his crowning achievement was a heartfelt, inspirational speech he made on 9/18/2007. His university had assigned staff the ... Read more

Fighting Corporate Control of Our Bodies! (Re-Post)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008      9 comments

Re-Posting this as I don't want to see it lost in my older posts which (who knows?) may be removed: This is an issue about which I feel SOOOO strongly! Hope folks don't mind, but I'm going to copy/paste a blog I wrote last year about this. ... Read more

Chasing the Morning Muggies Away!

Thursday, July 17, 2008      1 comments

Woke up feeling *blech*...telling myself, okay, back off on the treadmill today, already muggy can slog through this and get 'er done... But THEN my mp3 player came to the rescue and dished up the Allman Brother's "Mountain Jam" a... Read more

Plateau Thoughts

Wednesday, July 16, 2008      4 comments

Over time, I've learned to be patient with plateaus, but I scrutinize my habits to see if there is anything I do which I could change which could help me move down to the next level. My patience comes from thoughts like these: "So what you ... Read more

One Step Back, TWO Steps Forward!

Monday, July 14, 2008      5 comments

I had been down on myself for having broken a 13 day cardio streak yesterday...could come up with lots of excuses, but I truly COULD have done my cardio if I had pushed myself. Earlier on, I had hoped to go biking instead of using the treadmill... Read more

The Visitor / Revisiting "Alive In The World"

Wednesday, July 09, 2008      2 comments

For those of you resonated with the lyrics of "Alive In The World": SEE THIS MOVIE!!! The Visitor! Watch this stuffed shirt college professor who is among the "living dead" (for very legitimate reasons, but nonetheless admits to himsel... Read more

Christmas in July!

Monday, July 07, 2008      13 comments

It all began yesterday when my wife planned an visit an online friend who was coming to town for an overnight while en route to another place. As they talk a lot about crafting, etc...i.e. not the most stimulating conversation for yo... Read more

...and MORE Celebrating!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008      3 comments

Saturday one of my aunt's and her partner had invited many family members to their home which is outside Kalamazoo tucked away in a small community and on the edge of a lake. They have a SunCatcher pontoon-style boat which comfortably seat... Read more


Friday, June 27, 2008      4 comments

Got up and hitting ye olde Evil E first thing yesterday morning before heading out to my son's surgical residency completion ceremony where I got to hear all the accolades pouring...(proud papa takes a bow! lol) and turned down the dessert (eith... Read more

Healthy Travels

Thursday, June 26, 2008      5 comments

While packing food for our 12+ hour trip my wife and I came across some leftover steamed cauliflower and brocolli...I had just finished the last of my plain yogurt...couldn't see wasting it so I popped the cold leftovers into the quart container... Read more

Standing Firm!

Monday, June 23, 2008      3 comments

I'm about to embark on a several day vacation involving 12 hours or so car travel each way! So I'm already getting nervous about keeping up a routine...especially as I've already allowed my recent medical hurdle take the wind out of my workout s... Read more

Applying The Brakes A Tad...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008      6 comments

I'm going through a minor nuisance lately in that I've been diagnosed with MONO of all things! At the ripe age of 51, no less! The bloodwork I completed for my doc last week initially came back perfectly normal, everything within normal limits. ... Read more

Troughing Out...?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008      6 comments

Hopefully I'm back on the upswing...I've been guarding my sleep jealously! Still not packing in a whopping amount of sleep, but a steady 8 hours / night and I think it's making a difference. This morning Santana's "Oye Co Voma" got me back ... Read more

Wipe Out!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008      6 comments

Well, I've got my new treadmill (Sole F63, half-price at Dick's Sporting Goods!). It's all assembled, up and running without a problem...must be time to celebrate and do the happy-happy, right? So why have I been plagued by lethargy and apa... Read more

New Treadmill!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008      4 comments

My 'mill has been breaking down! Not mechanically, but the electronic gremlins had taken over. It was really strange...I can hop on, turn it on, ramp up my settings, however...after less than a minute everything electronically freezes... Read more

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