Below I'll list three of my absolute favorite sites/blogs that I follow for life lessons, best practices, and elegant writing. Spoiler alert: No social media pages are included in this short list. Sorry. I'm a bigger believer in reading well-written, thought-provoking prose versus bite-sized junk food replete with click-bait, sensationalized headlines, and self-affirming, opinionated blabber. … Continue reading 3 of My Absolute Favorite Sites I Follow
When I was 17 years old I joined the Louisiana Air National Guard. I was whisked away to San Antonio, Texas for Basic Training and then bused up to Wichita Falls for Tech School. Afterwards, I would spend the next 21 years with some of the greatest men and women I'd ever meet. With numerous … Continue reading An Important Reminder
As a Gen-Xer (or Generation X) I'm known as a part of the Lost Generation, Latchkey Kid or oftentimes the Forgotten Generation. We are stuck between Baby Boomers and Millennials (Generation Y) -- so the word 'lost' appropriately applies as those two other categories get much more press. Here, I want to focus in on … Continue reading These Are Millennials
Self-control is a vast, multi-faceted skill. It can be applied to many of life's circumstances and I feel it should be used more during these challenging, sometimes difficult days. More control can actually cultivate some of the best feelings of self-satisfaction and long-term well being. As this is an age-old skill and once a mainstay … Continue reading One of the Best Feelings in the World
Blogs are better than social media. At least for now and/or until things change. I've had a blog for a number of years now. I started here at WordPress.com and then, because of monetization reasons, migrated over to a self-hosted site using WordPress.org. My self-hosted site was/is about health and fitness and is currently in … Continue reading This is Better Than Social Media
As I've written before, the quarantine did have a few benefits among the hardships. One in particular was the calm I cultivated. It was both induced by me, by taking advantage of the circumstances, and proverbially allowed by nature. It was the closest I've been to calm in a very long time. Unlike others I … Continue reading This is What Peace Felt Like
Everywhere you look these days it seems like optimizing is the goal and the only goal. It's understood that if you're not driving forward with everything optimized, streamlined, and to it's fullest potential then you're slipping backwards. Companies are notoriously guilty of this. If a company doesn't make significant strides each quarter (strides that are … Continue reading Is Optimizing the Wrong Goal?
The family is an amazing combination of happiness, fear, exhilaration, and, at times, unabridged worry. Wife, kids, jobs, practices, school functions, appointments, and anything else that likes to crop its unexpected head up in our day-to-day is a lot to juggle. It's what being a Dad is all about. There was a time when we … Continue reading Husband Goals in a Crowded House
When I was younger I had a burning passion for all things health and fitness. I read books and magazines (remember those?), asked questions and had discussions, trained hard, ate healthy foods, and basically immersed myself in that world. I still do those things today, but it's a bit tempered. Then, one of my first … Continue reading How Passion Can Steal Your Soul
We are distracted. One quick look around and it's evident everywhere you go. It's in line at the store, in waiting rooms, and even at traffic lights. Our noses are permanently affixed to our devices. Humans are addicted to knowing, to being in the loop, and wanting to be the first to know. Our minds … Continue reading Are Your Distractions Good or Evil?