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2013: The Year of Not Being Stupid

Saturday, January 05, 2013      3 comments

New Year’s resolutions have never really worked well with me. I think maybe it’s because it is an implied struggle – a war to accomplish something instead of just ‘being’. This year though is not so much a resolution as a path. This year i... Read more

Tomorrow's storm

Monday, April 04, 2011      1 comments

When I jog without my IPod, I am left to just run. Inevitably I find myself running down a road, and thinking down a path. This was Sunday morning’s run. The clouds are dark, heavy on the distant horizon. Storm warnings will surely soon ... Read more

Running thoughts about, of all things, free

Tuesday, March 22, 2011      1 comments

Ah to be free. Not free of all my inhibitions, But of some. The ones that rob the joy of the journey. And the wisdom to know the ones I must embrace. But to be free, not free of all my fears, But of the fears that bind me as ... Read more

I am not maintaining, I am . . .

Sunday, March 13, 2011      6 comments

I am maintaining. But I am searching for a new word. Maintenance feels too much like an oil change in my car. Not progresses, but trying to prevent problems. Words count. They create a sense, a feeling. They paint pictures. I ... Read more

Self-Aware? Am I self-aware enough to know?

Sunday, March 06, 2011      0 comments

I am self aware enough to know I am not all that self-aware. Example? Am I a good lookin’ guy? One of the benefits of reaching this age is I don’t really think about it. But I remember a younger me looking in the mirror one day and thinking... Read more

Have you notice the grocery store? I want it to be like ....

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      3 comments

Is it just me, or does it seem that grocery stores have massive sections of foods that are, to put it kindly, not exactly healthy? Last trip I left thinking that if we only had healthy food in the grocery store it would be 80 % empty. It’s ... Read more


Tuesday, February 15, 2011      2 comments

What can Spark do? I’ve lost 30-35 pounds, more than I meant to really – but it feels good. The four stages of Spark work. Recording every bite, tracking weight, support systems, great articles – and sticking with it. I am now learning ma... Read more

Happy endings Unexpected Ways

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      1 comments

Don’t you love happy endings? This is one … When I decided to run a marathon I found 3 friends. None had ever done one before and I talked them into joining me in our first marathon. “When you do one, for the rest of your life you are... Read more

My idea of perfect, with a nod to Socrates

Sunday, February 06, 2011      6 comments

Socrates had some had two things to say that actually relate to Sparkpeople. However neither of them are dire prophecies so you probably won’t see a special about the impending disaster predicted on a pseudo science cable channel in high def. ... Read more

Focused, self absorbed, and it's almost here!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      1 comments

IT'S FEBRUARY! 13 days till the marathon. Ok, I admit -- I am more than focused, and way more than self absorbed. One of the great things about running is to set a goal and work toward it. Day by day there is not much improvement.... Read more

What are you not carrying?

Saturday, January 22, 2011      2 comments

What do I like about loosing 30 pounds (Actually 35, but am going to maintain 30 as my base ...) I like that I am not carrying 3 ten pound bags of potatoes with every step: Read more

A not so smart runner's lessons and Spark

Saturday, January 22, 2011      2 comments

I’m a runner. Just not a very smart runner. My biggest challenge? I over-train, end up injuring myself and miss the goal. I missed my first attempt at a marathon by too many hard runs. After 6 months hard work I was injured two weeks ... Read more

Wisely Unwise

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      3 comments

I’ve reached my goal. I eat healthy, I stay within my calorie range, and sometimes spend those calories on unwise choices. I am thinking that turned out to be pretty wise. One of the joys is that people say I am looking good. (As good as I... Read more

Self Worth, Philosophy, and (of course) Spark

Saturday, January 08, 2011      3 comments

In our time, in our country, self esteem is seen as a primary need. People need to feel good about themselves. Frankly, I sorta, kinda, almost agree. Over the years I have worked with many people that society has beat down, or have been very po... Read more

Reboot Spark

Saturday, January 01, 2011      1 comments

Got a new computer at work. Most excellent indeed. Until I started using it. First time I went on the net it all locked up. I won’t subject anyone to the spells and incantations I uttered or buttons pushed. So I went down to the IT wiza... Read more

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