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Saturday, February 12, 2011      14 comments

It's been a great day of pushing the envelop for me! Starting off with my first trip to use the Riverwalk Athletic Club: Couple of pics: ... Read more
Choosing My Hard: Living vs. Dying
Monday, February 07, 2011      27 comments

Why in the world should the SuperBowl be such a fulcrum point for me I don't know BUT the thought occurred to me yesterday that SuperBowl 2010 was my low point in weight where for a teensy moment I actually crossed into One-derland for a few hou... Read more
A Fitness Center on the Horizon...?
Friday, February 04, 2011      19 comments

I've been kicking around the idea of the Riverwalk Athletic Center ( www.riverwalkac.com/ ) since it's only a few blocks away from where I work...the convenience factor is HUGE for me! A friend and former co-worker teaches Spinning... Read more
One Man & A Cheap, Plastic Shovel
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      17 comments

Whew! Mother Nature served up a great whopper of a snow-shoveling day today! Did my driveway, the neighbor's on the north side of us and 1/2 of the neighbor on the south side of us before their mother kicked her two able-bodied teens out the fro... Read more
Changing the Way We Eat
Friday, January 28, 2011      9 comments

At work today I was browsing through the always interesting Nutrition Action newsletter published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest: www.cspinet.org/ In this issue some numbers jumped out at me: In 2008... Read more
Feets Do Your Stuff!
Thursday, January 20, 2011      16 comments

First, let me thank again EVERYONE for all your prayers and healing thoughts...after a few days of uncertainty, DW has most definitely "turned the corner" and is moving on! I could get away from the hospital today for a great walk / jog and... Read more
The Blessings Continue...!
Friday, January 14, 2011      24 comments

Thx so much everyone...! I know that having my SparkFamily's support, thoughts & prayers has made all the difference for my DW! What was feared to be countless procedures fraught with complications and setbacks has proven thus far to be WO... Read more
Holy Moly! You People are WONDERFUL!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      30 comments

I am just BLOWN away by the heartfelt outpouring of support everyone has shown for my wife! Everything went well with her surgery...not a single problem! Talk about the power of prayer and positive thinking! Recovery and healing has ... Read more
Healing Thoughts & Prayers
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      39 comments

Apologies for lack of time for words...but: we're heading off to the hospital in the middle of a snowstorm for my wife's open heart surgery. Appreciate it if our SparkFamily can keep her in your thoughts and prayers! Will be back ... Read more
Returning To The Scene of the Crime...
Sunday, January 09, 2011      18 comments

It was the best of plans... We were heading out to see "Unstoppable"...great flix! (only nitpicks are: WHY did Tony Scott have to take $$ from Rupert Murdoch and Fox, the most biased name in news, so they could do the faux reporting in the ... Read more
Surprise: Mini-Milestone Nailed Tonight!
Saturday, January 08, 2011      19 comments

Hey, nailed a mini-milestone today: The route from my daytime work to my private practice office is 1 1/2 miles each way. Normally I use the Nordic Poles and walk with some jogging tossed in. Too slippery for the poles to "dig in" toda... Read more
Oops! Yes, Virginia, There IS Some Magic!
Friday, January 07, 2011      9 comments

Pardon the post-holidays reference to Miracle on 34th Street...but I had some afterthoughts to my last blog and realized that there really IS magic! Miracles really DO happen! Here's the catch: It is all within us! I will still maintain tha... Read more
No Magic!
Thursday, January 06, 2011      17 comments

(Most of you who are familiar with me have heard me wax on about these things before, but I thought I'd share for the benefit of the many newbies who've come on board and also for my OWN benefit as I mention at the end.) There is no magic o... Read more
Sending Holiday Wishes to ALL!
Friday, December 24, 2010      11 comments

Heartfelt appreciation and gratitude going out to ALL of our SparkFamily and sincerest wishes for Peace On Earth as sung so well on one of my very favorite songs of the season! I just LOVE this father / daughter dual effort! Someone present... Read more
De-Stress From the Holidays with a Few Chuckles...!
Thursday, December 23, 2010      10 comments

From one of my favorite techie e-mails: Windows Secrets ( windowssecrets.com ) "We're not sure what to make of this, but the Wacky column is a Windows Secrets subscriber favorite — measured by the number of hits it receives ... Read more

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