WOW! It's been 3 months since my last blog!! Who am I?!?!
Well, I am many things, but right now, I am a man fascinated by what our minds and bodies can accomplish when we are mentally and emotionally focused.
In my last blog (did I men... Read more
Malcom Gladwell, in his book Outliers, believes that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice to achieve Mastery in any field.
That's about 4 hours every single day for almost 7 years.
For the past few weeks, I've been... Read more
So, when we lived in Florida, I worked out with a trainer for over 3 years straight. Many of you remember I affectionately referred to him as "Stasi Guy", a sadistic brute of either East German or Russian origin, he grew up learning advanced to... Read more
Admit it Spark friends, when we were kids, more always meant better.....hell even today how many of us secretly believe that more is better than less....
.....come on raise your hand and admit it!
Many of my long-time Spark buds will know about my love-hate relationship with Stasi Guy, the sadistic trainer I worked out with for over 3 years when we lived in Florida (see one of my many previous blogs on the him at; bit.ly/1ka5u1VRead more
As a precocious 8th-grader, I remember spring semester art class when our teacher introduced us to clay. While my buddies were busy molding ashtrays and bookends, I sat down to sculpt a 1/10 scale model of Spiderman in an action pose as he swung... Read more
Honestly, I have to admit, there have been times in my life when I felt like I knew it all.
This became extremely difficult when raising teenagers, because all of a sudden there were too many people in our household that knew it all....and ... Read more
Well Spark friends I am proud to say that for 2 weeks, from 27 Feb to 13 Mar, I did....nothing....absolutely nothing....Nada....Zip....Zero .
Workouts that is.
And that is absolutely the longest I have gone without working out for o... Read more
Well this has been a hell of a week.....and man am I glad it's over!
I competed in my 2nd Powerlifting meet this past Wednesday. In October, I did my first one and lifted a total of 915 lbs between, squats, bench press, and deadlifts (see ... Read more
So I've come to realize that blogging on SP is cathartic and is best done whether I'm feeling up or down, whether I have good news or bad news, yadda-yadda-yadda.
In my last blog ( bit.ly/1kZjKjb ) I talked about how I was on ... Read more
OK, so I have this thing about whining...I am philosophically opposed to it. I also have a real hard time with whiners. This has led me to have certain personality conflicts with various people at different times in my life.
That being sai... Read more
I've got to admit, it's not often that I get a snow day off, but today, with some hellacious "wintery mix" expected in the Northeast with "Winter Storm Janus" (have I been asleep the last few years....when did we start naming snowstorms?), the V... Read more
Well, just when I didn't think I could add any more to my plate....
....our younger boy (#2 son), declared that he wants to start taking karate lessons.....with me!!
There's a bit of a story here....
Many years ago (1999) we lived... Read more