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Progress Report: A Month of Fruits, Vegetables and Exercise.
Sunday, January 08, 2017      8 comments

A little over a month ago, I learned that because my older brother has prostate cancer, I have a greatly increased risk of contracting it. So, I looked it up on the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center website, and learned about their diet for cancer. I... Read more
"The most imortant thing in life is to stay loyal to yourself."
Saturday, January 07, 2017      9 comments

This comes from Lucia Manzano, 100 year old Spanish citizen who lived through the reign of dictator Francisco Franco.... Read more
A quote from an astronaut:
Friday, January 06, 2017      8 comments

"Every generation has the obligation to free men's {and women's} minds for a look at new worlds, to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation." Eileen S. Onizaka (This is not just about space.) Glenn... Read more
My Word for 2017 Will Be "Patience".
Monday, January 02, 2017      10 comments

I can't afford to be all upset and in shock and dismay at everything that happens this year. So my word for 2017 is patience. Glenn And it will probably have to be my word for 2018, 2019 and possibly 2020.... Read more
The Answer to: Do Things in our Lives Really, Truly Get Solved?
Sunday, January 01, 2017      4 comments

"We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The hea... Read more
I just want to say...
Sunday, January 01, 2017      12 comments

A hearty GOOD BYE to 2016. Glenn... Read more
Use Things, Not People
Friday, December 30, 2016      8 comments

The other way never works. (Taken from a movie about minimalism.)... Read more
Food is Function.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016      7 comments

Food sustains. It gives us energy and nutrients. But food is also dysfunction. It can give us obesity and all manner of diseases and allergic reactions. It can save us, and it can kill us. I hope you are developing a good relationship wit... Read more
Quote for the day.
Friday, December 09, 2016      11 comments

To the best of my recollection, it goes something like this: "New challenges often go through stages. At first, they may seem impossible. Over time, the same challenge becomes improbable. Until eventually, that very thing that's chall... Read more
In answer to the question, What was your childhood like?
Friday, December 09, 2016      9 comments

At this point, and I wonder if many others feel the same way, I really don't know. Certainly I was loved when I came into the world. Dad was often busy building his business, an engineering firm. Mom was stay at home, often cleaning, cooking o... Read more
A Bad Case Of Deconditioning, and a Solution.
Thursday, December 08, 2016      12 comments

Since I had back surgery last year in February, I have greatly restricted my activity, and thus have become very deconditioned. I have a long driveway with a small hill on it. A couple of weeks ago, I took the trash out to the street for pickup.... Read more
Well, we've made it past the election, through Thanksgiving...
Monday, December 05, 2016      8 comments

and I take it most of us are still here. I wonder what effect the events of the last month have had on you. I know I certainly didn't want the guy who got in to make it. But he's there now. I've kind of decided not to get all upset about th... Read more
I need to do something to change my life
Friday, November 18, 2016      14 comments

Nobody puts a time limit on how long you can hang around Spark. I've been here for years. It IS a weight loss site, yet after 4 or 5 years, I am saturated with articles and quizzes about weight loss. I've had support when I gain, and support w... Read more
Quote for the day.
Thursday, November 17, 2016      14 comments

"Re-examine everything you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul." Walt Whitman.... Read more
Let's Put an End to This Brutal Game!!
Monday, November 14, 2016      1 comments

Yes. I' talking about American football. This weekend alone the quarterback from the number three college team in the country suffered a broken collarbone. First reports were that he was out for rest of the season. Now, his coach has come o... Read more

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