Starting from Scratch

It felt good. Today was the first time in eight weeks I did some exercise. It wasn't much, just 15 minutes on my recumbent stationary bike, and at quite a slow pace. Even though it felt like I was starting all over, it felt good. It will take a while to get back to my … Continue reading Starting from Scratch

When Worlds Collide

My wife and I were watching the sixties TV show Hazel the other day, and it was quite a throwback to a world I don't think exists anymore. For those who may not be familiar with the show, Hazel is an American sitcom about a spunky live-in maid named Hazel Burke (played by Shirley Booth) and her employer, the … Continue reading When Worlds Collide

It took 63 years but I finally broke my first bone(s)

It's ironic that I just wrote a post a couple days ago about how exercise may not be helpful (at least for losing weight). And now I have discovered another problem with exercise. Apparently, sometimes you can not trust the equipment. Today my son Pat and I were working out using exercise tubes and during … Continue reading It took 63 years but I finally broke my first bone(s)

Weight… What?

I had to read the headline twice: Exercise May Lead To Weight Gain, Not Loss, Study Finds. One of the main reasons I exercise is to maintain my weight, but this research shows that it may have the opposite effect. Here's a brief summary of the study: Researchers at Loyola University Chicago in Illinois recently … Continue reading Weight… What?

My Apologies – This Could Have Been a Great Post

I was in the middle of my workout this morning, when an idea came to me for what I thought would be a great topic for a blog post. I didn’t have any way to write down or record the idea at that moment, but I repeated it to myself a couple of times, and … Continue reading My Apologies – This Could Have Been a Great Post

This Was Worse Than If My WordPress Stats Stopped Working

One of the benefits of having owned a gym for a few years was that when I decided to close it down in 2010, I was able to take some of the equipment home with me. One of the pieces I kept was a Life Fitness recumbent bike. I'd been an avid user of such … Continue reading This Was Worse Than If My WordPress Stats Stopped Working

A Surprising, but Practical Use for WordPress Stats

Today I had another lazy start to the day, just laying in bed browsing through my phone. I kept telling myself I'd get up in five minutes, but I kept pushing that deadline back, until I finally decided I would get up in time for the Palm Sunday service that was going to be streamed … Continue reading A Surprising, but Practical Use for WordPress Stats

Only 45 Minutes of Biohacking

It reminds me of the great song from Yankee Doodle Dandy, 45 Minutes from Broadway. In fact, I only have to change the first line (ruben and jay were slang terms for country bumpkins): Only 45 Minutes of Biohacking Think of the changes it brings; For the short time it takes What a diff'rence … Continue reading Only 45 Minutes of Biohacking

A Tale of Two Christmas Ads

I'm guessing many of you have heard about and perhaps seen, the latest Peloton ad in which a husband surprises his wife with a Peloton bike for Christmas. The ad, all of thirty seconds long, may be the most expensive ad ever produced, far exceeding the cost of Super Bowl commercials. Last year, a Super … Continue reading A Tale of Two Christmas Ads

I Don’t “Have to Blog”, I “Get to Blog”

Thanks to Daniel Pink's most recent Pinkcast for helping me come up with an idea for today's post. It's after 11:00 at night, and I had exhausted many of my usual sources of material for my blog, from what I did and saw today, to reading a variety of newspapers, to scouring through my emails. … Continue reading I Don’t “Have to Blog”, I “Get to Blog”