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When I Think About My Life, Do I Smile Inside?
Sunday, December 10, 2017      9 comments

Because I think that is what is really important. The question comes down to: Do I have meaning to my life, and Am I happy? I read a really interesting article tonight by Mark Williams, a physician. He talks about minimizing risk factors f... Read more
It's a Real Food week, Part II
Friday, December 08, 2017      7 comments

Last week went pretty well. I wrote out my grocery list for this week a couple of days ago, and did most of the shopping today: Whole organic chicken, organic celery, carrots, onion. I'm making a chicken noodle soup this weekend. It will go... Read more
Every Day is a Full Day.
Monday, December 04, 2017      6 comments

Every day is a completion. Whether you pack it with stuff, or spend three quarters of it daydreaming, It's a full day. Glenn... Read more
Excess Fluid Consumption
Saturday, December 02, 2017      7 comments

Sure. I work on food challenges. I'm in the middle of a Real Food week that is going really well. However, my other consumption challenge has to do with liquids. I drink too much. I am told to limit fluid consumption to 8 glasses of water pe... Read more
It's a Real Food week.
Thursday, November 30, 2017      8 comments

Went grocery shopping today. It's all in the planning. Tonight, I made a minestrone with carrots, celery, onion, garlic, plum tomatoes, zucchini, whole wheat pasta, a basil pesto, and my one concession to meat-a chicken broth. Was a great soup. ... Read more
Pizza, Cheddar Brats, Ruffles, A McDouble, and that's only today.
Sunday, November 26, 2017      10 comments

I had a couple of health scares this year, and haven't appropriately adjusted my consumption and exercise. Will start tomorrow first thing in the morning setting a better example for myself. Glenn... Read more
Let's think about something more enriching!
Monday, November 13, 2017      9 comments

I don't know about you, but I follow national politics and national news stories pretty closely. Lately, I am just devastated by the amount of corruption and harassment that is coming out. Some of my old Hollywood heroes are under the gun. I do ... Read more
How Wealthy People Become Wealthier, and Considerations for Weight Loss
Sunday, October 29, 2017      8 comments

"Buy what you need, instead of what you want." From Suzie Orman. In a blurb I just saw, she said that if you buy only what you need, you will become wealthier, but you will find that eventually, all you really want is what you need. Some may qu... Read more
Real Food, Mostly Plants, with Some Fish, and a Small Amount of Meat Protein
Thursday, October 12, 2017      8 comments

Coronary Artery Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in Men and Women. If the above statement is true, why aren't we doing all we can to eliminate it from our lives. Many of you probably are. But I am ready for a new commitment. I believe... Read more
Just got inspired!!
Sunday, September 24, 2017      11 comments

Haven't been very active with Spark lately, but someone sent me a Spark goodie today, which caused me to take a further look at things. Saw this very amazing entry, and looked at the person's Spark page. Amazing story, She is 38 years old and l... Read more
Weight Control or Just Fat Acceptance?
Saturday, August 05, 2017      12 comments

I just read an article in the NYTimes about weight loss over the years. Many criticized the author of the article for not spending enough time on the fat acceptance movement. I am one who has been sympathetic to that movement. However, I read a... Read more
Hello from the Pacific Northwest
Thursday, August 03, 2017      6 comments

Some of you may have heard we are under a heat wave. Tomorrow, Olympia will likely be in triple digits. But where my wife and I live we are surrounded by Douglas fir trees. The house only reached 80 today. Early on Thursday I will run some erran... Read more
Five weeks post surgery.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      9 comments

Well, it has been five weeks since I had my triple bypass. I must admit, my recovery seemed to stall a little in weeks two and three. But now, for the last two weeks, I couldn't be happier with how things have gone. (Well, I could be, but thing... Read more
Is It the Death of Ethics or the End of President 45?
Thursday, June 22, 2017      5 comments

I saw a report today of a Wall St Journal reporter, who was just fired for ethical violations. I thought, "How strange in this age of ethical overlooks, would it be that someone is being fired over ethics." It seems we have greatly made ethica... Read more
Hello Fellow Sparkers
Sunday, June 11, 2017      8 comments

I have been down from Spark for about three weeks. I had an unexpected triple heart bypass operation a little over two weeks ago. It takes a long time for recovery. Next Friday, I can drive again. I will be on a six pound lifting restriction fo... Read more

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