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Living on the cusp of change.
Sunday, October 17, 2010      0 comments

Right now is my favorite time of year. It's the time of year that is defined by the "OFF" setting on the heat pump. The time when the temperature in the house is regulated by how many windows we open. Where I live, autumn is cool and beautifu... Read more
Incoherent ramblings
Friday, October 15, 2010      3 comments

I overslept yesterday, running me two hours late. This prevented me from putting any thought or research into a blog entry, hence the somewhat rambling collection of thoughts below. Also interfered with my normal workout time at the gym. Not ... Read more
I've changed my routine
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      1 comments

I'm struggling at the gym these days. I've switched up my routine. I didn't want to. I did it out of necessity. I started going to the gym many years ago. I did it after a scare sent me to the hospital. The scare was enough to convince me... Read more
Throwing out the fat clothes
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      4 comments

Not too long ago my wife and I watched a marathon of one of those shows about hoarding. If you have cable or satellite TV, you know exactly what I'm talking about. The show always has a family or individual whose house has become so cluttered ... Read more
The tools to change
Monday, October 11, 2010      0 comments

The scales were good to me this morning. Aside from the fact that it's Monday, it's going to be a good week. Everyone likes a light bulb joke, right? OK, here's one of my favorites. How many people does it take to change a light bulb? (... Read more
Know your enemy
Sunday, October 10, 2010      2 comments

Military planners spend careers studying the lives of opposition commanders. There is good reason to do this. When you know your enemy you can predict where he might strike. If your forces are properly marshalled and strategically placed, you... Read more
Old guys rock and mature women rule
Saturday, October 09, 2010      2 comments

Let's face it; we're all getting older. I have two patches on my biker's vest to address this - "OLD GUYS ROCK" and "Aging is inevitable - Growing old is optional." I'm opting out of the growing old thing. A few years back, a more seasone... Read more
Getting the picture
Friday, October 08, 2010      0 comments

Several years ago, I changed my direction. I woke up, I became more active, I reclaimed the life that was slipping away. In the process, I lost over 75 pounds. I now work out daily, I ride a motorcycle and I generally reach outside my comfort... Read more
Change comes from within
Thursday, October 07, 2010      2 comments

One of my favorite stories concerns the Zen master sightseeing in New York who stops at a street vendor's hotdog cart and says "Make me one with everything." Not wishing to offend the master, the vendor, a practicing yogi, softly chants while p... Read more
So where are the plus size seats?
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      1 comments

I travel for business, a lot more than I would like. I'm much happier coming home every night. I actually enjoy spending the time with my wife, holding one of our pets. But life is what it is, so I work. One of the most embarrassing poin... Read more
You just have to be convincing
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      0 comments

I like to set interim goals. They're little milestones that recognize progress. We all have a mechanism inside us that responds to positive feedback. That's why SparkPeople works. The human psyche is a funny thing. When you get a little rec... Read more
The road we're on
Monday, October 04, 2010      1 comments

As I left my house this morning I had time to reflect. I started down this road eleven years ago when a broken foot incapacitated me for several weeks. By the time I was on my feet again I had gained 20 pounds. Several months of limping later... Read more