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A Work Out Tip

Monday, January 26, 2015      18 comments

Maybe you have been one of them. (I know I have.) You exercise so vigorously that you can barely make it to your locker or your car. Sweat is pouring down your face and oozing out of every orifice of your body. You is a warrior. ... Read more

Some Saturday Wisdom

Saturday, January 24, 2015      19 comments

Thought I'd share with my friends... Read more

Could Someone Help Me Understand

Thursday, January 22, 2015      19 comments

Okay, I'll admit there are lots of things I don't quite understand. What I mean is how some things suddenly rocket to the center of our universal attention as issues that have the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Under infla... Read more

True Purpose: Update

Sunday, January 18, 2015      20 comments

A few weeks ago I penned a log about a chance encounter with a friend at our gym and how he'd just found out his wife had cancer. I ran into him yesterday as I walked in the gym and he told me that they's just returned from Vanderbilt Medi... Read more

Roadblocks & Obstacles

Saturday, January 17, 2015      23 comments

I never knew how much my toes really mattered. Until I broke one. It's the toe next to the pinky toe on my right foot. I have no clue how it got broken. ... Read more

A 2 AM Conversation With God: "Why You're Here."

Sunday, January 11, 2015      23 comments

It's maddening, really. No matter what time I go to bed, drink a warm beverage, meditate, shower, etc. --- I eventually wake up around 2 AM. I don't mean grumble, mumble, look at the clock and roll over. I mean "Oh it must be 2AM. I'... Read more

Judge Ye Not..................

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      24 comments

My niece shared this article on her Facebook page from the Huffington Post. I was so impressed with it I thought I'd share the link with you in place of a blog posting. It really says it all when it comes to weight loss, healthy eating and... Read more

True Purpose

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      18 comments

Yesterday was one of those "Go to the gym, you'll be glad you did." days. That's what I kept repeating over and over in my head. I climbed on the bike, snapped my ear... Read more

Reflections On A Year Gone By

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      24 comments

If my credit card payment hadn't been due today I wouldn't have known it was December 31. When the alarm went off on my phone around 9 AM I did one of those "Oh gee. It's December 31." I'm not sure if that's good or bad but it is what it is... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Deep Laughter (Especially at Yourself!!!) is a Good Way to Reduce Your Stress Level

Tuesday, December 30, 2014      71 comments

Be advised, some of you may consider this blog a tad bit risque or inappropriate.If you are offended or feel uncomfortable when someone writes or talks about sex, I'd suggest you hit the "back button." I wrote this blog because when I finished ... Read more

A Sacred Pause

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      23 comments

When I was a kid I hated Mass on Christmas Eve. At some point they would read what I called the "Begats" Gospel. It seemed like it took forever!! Huh? The passage is the first chapter of Matthews Gospel. It's official term is The Marty... Read more

Why Wait?

Sunday, December 21, 2014      21 comments

"Well I guess we should enjoy the next week or so." The first voice said with a hint of resignation. "Why is that?" Asked a second voice. "The New Years Resolution people will be here soon. This place will be a zoo." Answered the fir... Read more

Inspiration

Thursday, December 18, 2014      12 comments

I ended my blog yesterday with an inspirational posting from Coach Jim Valvano over 20 years ago. Jim passed away three weeks after he gave this speech at the ESPY Awards where he was honored with the Arthur Ashe Award. I share this with y... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Those Small Victories That Mean So Much.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      58 comments

The regulars at my gym are pretty much used to my off beat behavior. I've been known to burst into song on the recumbent bike or do a dance on the elliptical. They've never seen me cry. I don't mean the "Sniffle, sniffle dab at you... Read more

Absolutes? ---- There Aren't Any!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      18 comments

"Ya know, it took me five years to realize their were no absolutes in living a healthy life style. That's sorta sad." "Well it could be," Joan said. "Or you could share that with other people just getting started and it might help them avo... Read more


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