It’s Been 4 Years

4 years ago this month, I created a blog and published my first post. I'll spare you the post in its entirety, but it ended with this: And so it begins…to honor my passion for writing, a blog is born. This baby gathered 4 views. 4. Surprisingly, I kept at it.   I blogged about health,…

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The Daniel Plan: Take 3

This past week's chapter? Fitness. I'll be 50 in a few months. Four to be precise. And I am telling you this for three two reasons. One, I'm old. (Thought I should put that out there. It does, however, mean I have a lot of experience.) Two, memory issues may be a factor in what I am…

On Being Average

I earned my first ‘C’ when I was a junior in college. May of 1988. Early Civilizations. An interim class: 3 hours a day, 4 days a week, 3 consecutive weeks. The fact that I can instantly recall all of this information should give you an indication of its importance in my life. (The 'C',…

Change

I enjoy change. Take season changes, for example. Right now, I'm looking forward to the first snowfall of the season, a blanket of sparkling snow to brighten up the dreary November landscape. And I ask you, what could be better than sitting by a fire, cuddled up in a cozy fleece blanket, sipping tea, and reading John Grisham? Exactly. I…

A Letter to My First Born and Chocolate Ice Cream

Yesterday I picked up my oldest from the airport. She graduated from college last May, and then spent the summer as a counselor at an idyllic camp in the Adirondacks. Now she is figuring out the "what comes next" part of her life. What follows is a letter I wrote, but never shared with her.  I…