Is It the Death of Ethics or the End of President 45?
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
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.
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.
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!!
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
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
Don't Stop Living Because You are at Odds with How the Country is Being Run.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
Taking a little break from Sparking.
I decided tonight I am spending too much time on this site. So I am going to take a week off, and see if I can't get involved in some other pursuits or activities. How did I ever get to the point of being stressed out about my points? Go figure.... Read more
Debbie Downers are people, too!
I've been spending some time on the new community boards. They are very positive in their comments. Almost too much so! I'll tell you why.
I went on a couple two nights ago with some comments that contradicted a couple of the motivational ... Read more
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A Few Thoughts on Aging.
As I now approach my 66th birthday, I have a few thoughts about retirement and getting older.
!. I was worried about leaving work because I thought I might get bored. This one was not true. As I spend time on my own, I have grown so in a... Read more