Category Archives: personal

Chest Pains? Don’t hesitate. Get to an Emergency Room.

Image via Wikipedia A few days ago, I sent a text message to my fiancee while at work, and just happened to mention that I was experiencing "chest pain". That choice of words is very important. I didn't say indigestion, … Continue reading

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It’s No New Year’s Resolution, It’s More Than That

Image via Wikipedia Oh, there were so many blog posts to read in my reading list yesterday, all with so many familiar titles. It doesn't matter the style of the blog; the commercial, the personal, the fiction writers; one subject … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop – Red

Image via Wikipedia Josie over at Sleep is For the Weak put forward a set of writing prompts based on movie titles – I'm choosing Red as my prompt. I paused for breath, and kidded myself that the air was … Continue reading

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How To Get A Head In Blogging

He's about sixteen inches tall. He weighs about sixty pounds. And he's an original; the prototype, from which my dear friend Chuck created the mold. He is, at this precise moment in time, homeless, kicked out of my old office … Continue reading

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The Story Of Our Miracle Rose

The picture accompanying this blog post shows two new roses with a remarkable tale to tell. At least, it's remarkable for us. It just goes to illustrate the sort of things that happen to us on a regular basis; sometimes, … Continue reading

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Losing Momentum in Fitness and Blogging

Image via Wikipedia It was exceptionally tough this morning, pedaling that stationary bike. I'd watch the display in front of me, the terrain scrolling towards me like some slow-motion version of Scramble. Random hills proceed across the screen, every once … Continue reading

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Connectedness, one year ago today

I wasn't sure whether I'd slept or not. I just knew I'd been tossing and turning for the past few hours, and it was far too hot and sticky to get any sleep. I'd be glad when the summer humidity … Continue reading

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