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.  …

Not that far away

Island nation full of souls Earth breaks and the ground rolls Rolls again and the house falls I cannot breathe, can’t see the walls Where’s my brother he was just here When will the dust cloud start to clear? It’s dark, it’s cold and I cannot see Is someone coming to rescue me? The voice…

Spinning your wheels

Have you ever used the phrase “spinning your wheels” to describe a situation where there’s a lot of activity going on, but you’re not getting the results you want?  For you warm weather types, I don’t believe you can fully appreciate the phrase until your car has been stuck in a deep snowdrift in the…

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.…

That’s a stretch

(Click photo for full size) This is Patterson Pass, a winding road that connects Tracy with Livermore, California.  It snakes through windmill farms and dry pasture, often narrowing to just one lane, and the view from the peak is incredible.  It’s kind of like those desolate roads you see in halftime commercials, where the luxury…

Hey thanks

So many people are spreading thanks around this time of year.  I see digital shouting in facebook, broadcasting thankfulness to family and friends.  I can also sense silent reflection on what we have… not what we don’t have. It creates a collective epidemic of joy that is having an infectious effect on me. However, with…