A quick update…

You may remember that I started a fitness program this summer thanks to the inspiration of and accountability to my son. I am sorry to say that my walks have fallen prey to some long hours at work, but I hit a milestone today nonetheless. 30 lbs lost. God willing, I will never find them…

Fitness Update

Just a quick update on my efforts to live a healthier lifestyle and arrive at 60 (three years) ready to take on the new decade with a ferocious and enthusiastic love of life. It is September 21, and I have been counting calories for 101 days, 1800 or less per day. I have mostly achieved that goal and I…

Musings while Walking: Balance

On today’s walk, my mind wandered to philosophical musings. What is the nature of the world and where do humans fit into it? How has history brought us to where we are, and what is waiting for us in the future? Please be assured that I have no inflated opinions of the importance or uniqueness…

Facing 60

Ok, so I’m 57 and 60 is three years away.  Still, I am closer to 60 than I am to 50, and for me this is a time of reckoning.  With my son, Brian, as my fitness trainer, I have undertaken an endeavor that I have actively avoided for the last 15 years or so.  I…

A Full Heart

My heart is so full of so many things today that it is hard to pick one to write about. My mother’s story is winding down.  While she is not dying exactly, she has a lot of health problems, and she is getting tired of fighting them. She is readying herself for the end of her…