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Overthinking It: Over-Sized Movie Construction

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

The Fitness Industry is Crap

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

Wake Me When September Ends!

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!

“Good Enough”….Isn’t

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

“Who am I?”

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?”

Taste Test: Trace Alkaline Spring Water

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

Overthinking it: Tony Stark in Iron Man 2

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 a Mess

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

Super Fast Motorcycles and Impulse Control

The Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle. When introduced in 1999 it quickly gained fame as the fastest production motorcycle in the world, with a top speed of 300+ kph. Its SUPER fast…. …..Ive always wanted one. Motorcyclists are often viewed by those that drive with 4-wheels as reckless; and as more and more people purchased Hayabusas they … Continue reading Super Fast Motorcycles and Impulse Control

Motivation vs Discipline

Motivation is great. Being excited to do something makes it so much easier to do. Its easy to get things done when you are excited to do them. Motivation and enthusiasm are fantastic to get you started on a project, but enthusiasm wanes and motivation fluctuates. Motivation comes in bursts, and is generally pretty fragile. … Continue reading Motivation vs Discipline