This May Be the End of My Streak

There's a good chance this will be my last blog post, or at least my last one for quite a while. I'm a bit overwhelmed with work this semester, and with blogging taking up about two to three hours of my day, I need to cut back. So a big thank you to all of … Continue reading This May Be the End of My Streak

Hard to Believe This Was Seven Years Ago

It's hard to imagine that Stuart Scott, an iconic ESPN anchor died over seven years ago. Here is the tribute I wrote in his honor at that time, as well as recounting other times I've been moved to tears. from January 4, 2015 I just watched a beautiful tribute to Stuart Scott, a longtime ESPN … Continue reading Hard to Believe This Was Seven Years Ago

So Much for Sticking to My Goals

Here is a copy of my third post from January 3, 2015, followed by a brief update: I’ve enjoyed the 31 day Write and Run Challenge so far, particularly the writing aspect (although it’s only day 3!). I’ve often thought about starting a daily blog. I’ve always enjoyed reading Seth Godin’s blog,  impressed with the … Continue reading So Much for Sticking to My Goals

Finding My Passion, Updated

Below is the second post I wrote, more than seven years ago. Back then I was questioning what my passion in life was, what my purpose was. Well, now I'm 64 years old, and I don't think I'm any closer to discovering my purpose and passion than I was back in 2015. I am still … Continue reading Finding My Passion, Updated

I Haven’t Cried That Much During a Movie in a While

As someone who is moved to tears rather easily, I was surprised to realize that it's been over five years since I last wrote about a movie that really had me crying. That movie was A Man Called Ove and here's part of what I wrote about that movie: It’s not that the movie is … Continue reading I Haven’t Cried That Much During a Movie in a While

Music Monday: The Head and the Heart

Another shoutout to Shazam for helping me find this new band (for me). While I was out one day I heard a song playing, and thanks to the magic of Shazam, I discovered that the song was Lost in My Mind, by the band The Head and the Heart. I had never heard of them, … Continue reading Music Monday: The Head and the Heart

Hey Wordle, That Didn’t Seem Fair

Over the past month or so I have become mildly addicted to Wordle, and I realized I needed to play more than just one game a day. So after a little bit of searching, I came across Wordle Unlimited. It's the same exact game, except you can play it as many times as you want. … Continue reading Hey Wordle, That Didn’t Seem Fair

Music Monday: Springsteen Dissects Thunder Road

It’s my favorite song of all time, and it’s been my favorite song for over 40 years now. I recently came across this video of Bruce offering his insight into how the song came to be and what it means. It’s a wonderful look at the creative process of one of the all-time greats. It‘s … Continue reading Music Monday: Springsteen Dissects Thunder Road

Who Cares Most About Environmental Issues? The Answer May Surprise You.

I found this response from Dan Ariely to a question he received from a reader quite interesting. Here was that question: Dear Dan, I’m a journalist at a small newspaper serving a community that is largely non-white and low income. I proposed doing a story about the environment, but the editorial board is concerned that … Continue reading Who Cares Most About Environmental Issues? The Answer May Surprise You.

Music Monday: Celebrity Musicians

When I think of celebrities who are also known for being musicians, the first names that come to mind are Stephen King and Kevin Bacon. So I was curious who some others might be, and fortunately, Newsweek published such a piece back in 2021, featuring 25 celebrities. Here is the full list, in alphabetical order: … Continue reading Music Monday: Celebrity Musicians