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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
Why I eat what I do.
Sunday, May 21, 2017      9 comments

I eat. I overeat. Usually not till I'm stuffed. But I eat foods that will make me feel comfortable. I am sixty or seventy pounds overweight. Yet, I eat comfort foods much of the time. I eat high fat cheeses, potatoes and French fries, unti... Read more
Looking for Success Stories, with Coronary Bypass.
Thursday, May 11, 2017      6 comments

Yesterday, I had a cardiac catheterization. It revealed that my extreme pain I have had in my arm on and off for years had been due to angina. I have complete blockage of my left descending coronary artery. The solution recommended for that is ... Read more
Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the music!!
Sunday, May 07, 2017      11 comments

My wife and I are having our thirty fifth wedding anniversary on Monday. We're celebrating!! Today. we plan to go to our favorite jazz club, which is in Seattle, to see a well known female Brazilian jazz singer. We will be at the show an hour e... Read more
An Assessment of Progress: Three Years at Spark
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      11 comments

Well, It's been three years. Up till recently, I was very involved in accumulating points. Then, I became obsessed with them, and took a little time off. Now I pick and choose what I want to do on Spark. I've lost about seven pounds. Not r... Read more
Why Can't The Richest Country In The World Offer Heathcare To All of It's Citizens??
Thursday, April 20, 2017      9 comments

Enough Said. Glenn... Read more
Don't Stop Living Because You are at Odds with How the Country is Being Run.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      11 comments

And neither will I. I was just thinking tonight that I pay way too much attention to what's going on in politics. It's like I put my life on hold to see what I can be amazed and shocked at each day. And there is something new each day. But I won... Read more
It's pretty easy to add your loss to the weight loss ticker.
Friday, April 07, 2017      7 comments

It's quite another thing to fill in a gain. I looked at my ticker tonight, and I was 4.2 pounds up from my last entry. So I updated it to my current 290 lbs. I now will work to lose 30 lbs, with my goal being to lose in five pound increments, as... Read more
Okay. This is it!
Friday, April 07, 2017      8 comments

Tired of reading about weight loss all of the time and staying the same. Tomorrow, I will return to 8 or 9 fruits and vegetables per day with attempts made to reduce fat. (Just eating that much plant food does crowd out fats from other sources.)... Read more
"Still, Our Knowledge of the Planets was Meager and Where Ignorance Lurks, So Too Do the Frontiers
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      6 comments

of Discovery and Imagination." This was an early line from Neil Degrasse Tyson's nonfiction book, Death by Black Hole. I thought it had significance way beyond space. It can apply to any endeavor. To me, it fueled an optimism. An oppo... Read more
Took a week off from Sparking.
Thursday, March 23, 2017      13 comments

I liked it so much, I decided to make it semi-permanent. So unless I decide I have something I want to say ( I have enjoyed blogging on this site), I will not usually be around. Thanks to all for your friendship and support. Glenn... Read more

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