Every life has challenges. We often look at them as the low points in our lives, things to avoid, but should we? There is an argument that the challenges we face in our lives give our lives meaning. I don’t know about everyone else, but I tend to look back at my life and remember … Continue reading Is Life Supposed to Suck?
Fight or Flight; it's built into our bodies. Its instinctual, and unless you are really self aware its impossible to control it. Your mind perceives a threat and it sends messages down your sympathetic nervous system to get ready for a massive physical exertion. Your body floods with adrenaline, your heart rate and breathing accelerate, … Continue reading Why Exercise Helps Stress
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love movies. I have no problem suspending my disbelief, overlooking problems, and just enjoying myself, but every now and then while watching something an idea will pop into my head, and I just gotta write it down. Which leads to this episode of "Over-Thinking It". … Continue reading Overthinking It: Over-Sized Movie Construction
Before joining the military, my wife was a personal trainer, for years before that she was interested in fitness and health. All told, she’s been self educating and “proper” educating about fitness for almost 25 years. I’ve absorbed a lot just through association, and I can say with confidence there is really only one absolute … Continue reading The Fitness Industry is Crap
September has been a rough month for me. The last several months have been rough, but September was particularly rough. At the end of August we went on a bit of a holiday, and had a really nice time. We went to a friends cabin and spent a few days there, just my wife and … Continue reading Wake Me When September Ends!
There are few things in the world as personally satisfying as doing something well. Conversely there are few things in the world as disappointing as doing a job poorly, when you know you could have done better. There are a lot of factors that determine the outcome of job, many of which are out of … Continue reading “Good Enough”….Isn’t
This is a question that has plagued mankind for millennium. There are whole philosophies and religions that attempt to help us answer this question. I think about this a lot. Who am I as a person? There are a lot of different approaches to answering this question; one of the suggestions I see and hear … Continue reading “Who am I?”
Other than oxygen, the single most important thing we put into out bodies is water. Water consumption is one of the greatest indicators of our health; if you drink lots of water, generally speaking, you are of better health. With so many options for bottled water, my wife and I decided we would try some … Continue reading Taste Test: Trace Alkaline Spring Water
I re-watched Iron Man 2 the other day, and was thinking about the scene where Tony Stark sets up the particle accelerator in his house to invent a new element; and I was thinking about the backlash about the scene. I liked it. I am a Journeyman Cabinetmaker, Red Seal Certified; which means that (theoretically) … Continue reading Overthinking it: Tony Stark in Iron Man 2
My life is not working out how I wanted. At the beginning of the year, when I was half way to 48 years old, I went to basic training for the military. Not only was I older than all of the other recruits, I was older than most of the training staff. Not what I … Continue reading My Life is a Mess