I am breaking no new ground by telling you that there is not enough time in the day for all of the things I would like to get done. It is a challenge that most of us suffer from. My approach to 2017 is to find those things that overlap several interests. Bonus points given … Continue reading Secret weapon: Thursday Night Dance Party!
It's been a while since I published a blog post. The last year has not been without its capers hijinks and folly, but in keeping with the blog's namesake, It's better that I focus on where I am than spend time in the rehashing of... well.. hash. I've always been a tinkerer. I'm interested in what … Continue reading Life hacks, fixes and fails: The art of making myself better, one experiment at a time. (Part 1)
I have never been one for tradition. It would probably take a team of chimps about 2 minutes to surmise that the genisis of my feelings is linked to my untraditional upbringing. Living 2500 miles from your closest family for the better part of 18 years does not help. On Thanksgiving day 2003 I boarded … Continue reading Tradition is for the birds.. A.K.A. Thanksgiving Redux
With the Tough Mudder happily in my rear view mirrow I can finally take some time to reflect on the experience. In a word, all I can say is, "wow." The event was fun and for some a success, but the day did not go anything like I had expected, then again, rarely anything ever does. Weather I have … Continue reading There Will Be Mud..
My boy Kobina (Kob) is a jerk. In his defense, we (our crew) 're all jerks. So much so, we refer to ourselves as "The Usual Suspects" (an homage the greatest ensemble of degenerate jerks cinema has ever depicted), or "The Jerks" (a nod the Steve Martin flick that took being a jackass to a whole different … Continue reading Fortifying my Foundation
The Olympics are over. I can't remember a time when I've enjoyed watching the games more. My favorite moments were the men's 10,000 meter race and the women's water polo match between China and Australia. As always, better than the competition were the stories. Olympians are not just amazing because of their physical feats, but … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Want Ella to be an Athlete
This is Ella. She's an apple shy of two feet tall and that same apple short of 20 pounds. She's my best friend. I took this picture of her Saturday at around 7:30 pm. I showed her the picture and she said "daddy... happy." She doesn't talk much and I'd never heard her use the … Continue reading The little things
-- Apologia -- Just when you think you've got the hang of something, expect the unexpected. This morning (7-26-12) I came up with a title I thought would be good for my weight-loss update post, so I whipped out my trendy gadget phone, opened my wordpress app and typed in the name. I then saved … Continue reading Gut Check 2.0
Spring 1985 9-year-old Didds is a G.I. Joe fanatic. He’s got no idea of the cost of bread, milk, or gasoline but what he does know is that at Fedco (think Target with a membership card) G.I. Joe action figures cost $2.87. Those who say money can’t buy you happiness have never seen his collection. … Continue reading Birthday Gifts
I believe in the universe. To be clear, I am a Christian and am finding my way -but aside from my religious beliefs, I believe in the universe, as a force of energies that are neither good or bad but can be harnessed for either cause. When we manifest to the universe, we create energy … Continue reading Push back