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"Starting is easy. Finishing is hard."
-Jason Calacanis

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My Mickey Mouse Past

My Mickey Mouse Past

We just returned from a week at Walt Disney World. This was my third trip there and they’ve all been in the last six years. I have a confession… I’ve never considered myself a huge Disney fan. My formative years were in the ’70s, when most Disney movies weren’t that great (in my humble opinion). I liked Disney’s cartoon […]

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It’s Not Just the Standards Being Questioned – Common Core

It’s Not Just the Standards Being Questioned – Common Core

This article was published in our local newspaper, The Daily News Journal, on March 19, 2014. I was moved enough to write a response, but since I had to get through a whole day of work before I could do it, by the time I had my response written the story was old and no […]

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The Winning Bid

The Winning Bid

My son’s Cub Scout Pack has a silent auction to raise money for the annual Blue & Gold banquet. One of the items up for auction, and the only item I really had any interest in, was a Tennessee flag which had been flown over the state Capitol and a tour of the Capitol building. […]

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Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In – January 2, 2013

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In – January 2, 2013

Beginning Weight: 312.5 Beginning Date: 9/26/2012 Today’s Weight: 267 Weight Lost: 12 pounds (over two weeks) Total Weight Loss: 45.5 pounds Of Note This Week: The scale seemed to work this week. I weighed myself later today at the doctor’s office and it was pretty close to the same results. No weight in last week […]

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Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In – December 19, 2012

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In – December 19, 2012

Beginning Weight: 312.5 Beginning Date: 9/26/2012 Today’s Weight: 278.5 Weight Lost: 1 pound Total Weight Loss: 34 pounds Of Note This Week: I’m still using the same scale, so take the weight this week with a rock of salt. The results were a little more consistent today, so there’s that. I will say I went […]

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What Makes a Rebellion?

What Makes a Rebellion?

Why a rebellion? Why not something less edgy, like a “lifestyle change,” “life reevaluation” or “existential modification”? Rebellions occur when people are dissatisfied with the current system or authority. It represents an active defiance of that system. This dissatisfaction with the “default” life(style) is an edgy business and it deserves to be dealt with in […]

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Declaring a (Lifestyle) Rebellion

Declaring a (Lifestyle) Rebellion

We hear all the time from supposed “experts” that people are dissatisfied with their lives. Yet, the Gallup organization has been polling that question now for more than 30 years and, surprisingly, their results are quite the opposite. The number of people who are satisfied with their personal life generally hovers between 80 and 90 […]

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Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In – December 12, 2012

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In – December 12, 2012

Beginning Weight: 312.5 Beginning Date: 9/26/2012 Today’s Weight: 279.5 Weight Lost: 1 pound* Total Weight Loss: 33 pounds *Sorta Of Note This Week: I feel like Roger Maris, I have an asterisk by my stats. I’ve discovered that my scale isn’t working correctly. Durring last week’s weigh in, I got a couple of different results, […]

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In – December 5, 2012

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In – December 5, 2012

Yes, they’re back. I’ve actually missed these updates. Here’s the skinny so far: Date Weight 9/26/12 312.5 10/3/12 308 10/10/12 306 10/17/12 304 10/24/12 298.5 10/31/12 291.5 11/7/12 289 11/14/12 286 11/21/12 284.5 11/28/12 283 And today’s new weigh-in total is… *Drum roll, please.* 280.5! *Cheers and applause abound!* Of Note This Week: Not much to […]

Fitness in Fits and Starts (and Stops) – My Excuses

Fitness in Fits and Starts (and Stops) – My Excuses

Oh, you noticed that, didja? I thought maybe you’d just read on and not realize., but you caught it, you smart person you. You caught on that No Easy Excuses disappeared for a little while… like, about a year! Well, here’s what has happened in that time. After I finished the Warrior Dash, I felt […]