Hi Everyone -- I thought it high time to reconnect! I can't believe it's been over a month since I last blogged. I've been overly busy with the end of the school year, professional traveling, etc. We also lost another of our old dogs, which w... Read more
My Easter Feast
As Easter 2012 winds down - it's 10 pm in the Pacific Time Zone -- I thought I'd post briefly about our Easter celebration dinner. It shows, I think, how our eating habits have changed in the past year, and esp. in the past 3+ months as we stri... Read more
Happy Easter - He is Risen (He is Risen, Indeed!)
I wish everyone who reads this a wonderful Easter. For fellow followers of Jesus, "He is risen indeed." For everyone, peace and love and life be with you now and always.
Thirty Easters ago I was baptized, a senior in college who became a ... Read more
Proud to have lost the race
I hope that title got your attention. Parents and coaches may resonate with this story. Today I ran a small-sized fun run ((as in both distance and number of runners) with my daughter (age 14) - probably a bit over 2 miles. I was ahead of her... Read more
Short encouraging story
I've been hearing a lot of sad news recently. The Oakland school shooting. Caballo Blanco (see last post). Today I got word that a college classmate died of breast cancer, the second in this extended network in the past two years.
To ... Read more
Paying respect to Caballo Blanco(White Horse) /Micah True
It's with deep sorrow that I pass along the news that the ultrarunner Micah True, also known as "Caballo Blanco," was found dead yesterday (Sat. March 31) evening in a wilderness area in New Mexico. Here is a link to one of the m... Read more
Reading this blog will help you live to 100
Greetings and Happy April everyone!
I read an article last night about the importance of social connec... Read more
Today we began a regular order to a local dairy farm that sells raw milk. One gallon per week. It's very rich, creamy, and delicious. We've experimented with making ice cream out of it as well.
Here's a link that will get you to a site w... Read more
A telling moment in Safeway
Just "food for thought" from shopping yesterday ... my wife and I have switched over to a low-carb, wheatless, high fat and moderate protein diet. So she was looking for a full-fat yoghurt and found nothing available in small containers suitab... Read more
First, thanks to everyone who showed their sympathy and support as my wife and I grieved the loss of our old dog Basil. We're moving on ok and your reaching out helped us a great deal.
I've been experiencing quite a bit of teenage passion... Read more
This is just a short tribute to a faithful friend who I'm going to lose on Monday. His name is Basil, and he's a 13-14 year old cocker spaniel who became very sick this past week. After trying antibiotics, an IV for rehydrating ... Read more
Song for St. Patrick's Day
Hey, I know some of you reading this have to be Irish, Irish-American, or friends of Ireland, and are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. I'm not Irish but I had the privilege of studying for a year in Ireland (Cork) and it was one of the best times... Read more
Food ad: now targetting children
And yet another example of the food industry's, and specifically McDonald's, unrelenting effort to target all age groups by any means possible. At the end of this blog is a link for a 30-second commercial my teenage daughter discovered and prou... Read more
Roller derby life lesson
We had a great time tonight with some friends by going to .... a roller derby match! The hometown heroes, the "Rolling Hills Derby Dames," took on the "Apple City Roller Gals" or something like that. Never in my life did I think I'd be going... Read more
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McDonald's ad - addiction for a dollar
Back to my thing with food ads. Tonight I think I encountered a different take on things from McDonald's while watching "Who Do You Think You Are?" (NBC - I'm sharing this if anyone else was watching to verify/add detail to this description), o... Read more