Charles Atlas Day 13

I wasn’t kidding… I am sticking with it!  Two weeks down and ready to move on to Chapter 3.  Each section gives new exercises to add to the daily routine, but not before being treated to nutritional and motivational advice. Overall the advice has been pretty solid – no white flour, watch the bad carbs, etc.  …

A new bar with Avatar

Spoiler Alert:  This blog will reveal plot elements of the movie.  Then again, if you’ve seen Dances with Wolves, Pocahontas or Fern Gully, you’ve already seen some of the plot elements anyway.  So what?  If we banished movies based on borrowed plot elements, the theaters would be empty. Seeing James Cameron win a Golden Globe…

Charles Atlas Day 5

Five days into the Atlas program.  It’s definitely NOT easy, and I’m doing my best to follow the instructions to the letter.  I’m putting pep, punch, vigor, vim and snap into every movement. The toughest advice Atlas gives is not an exercise.  He says you must get right up out of bed immediately when you…

The bright side

“I’m just sick of it!” my teenage daughter exclaimed from across the dinner table.  She was having a tough time with something and letting the rest of us in on her misery.  Remember when you were young… how you felt the whole world could be against you and you had no power to change it?…

Top 10 of 2009

Everyone else is doing a year-end countdown, so here is mine.  For the benefit of newer readers, you may have missed one of these ten most visited stories since I started the blog last January: 10.  That’s a stretch – One of many posts dedicated to dedication… and reaching goals you thought you’d never reach.…

What was I thinking?

Have you ever charged into a challenge without really thinking it through?  Some of the craziest things I did were during my college years, when impulsiveness and immortality often won the battle with my common sense.  My dad always used to say “use your better judgment,” but sometimes I didn’t use any judgment at all.…