Atomic Habits

August 25, 2022 0 Comments

I’m bouncing between several books here but there’s an overarching theme. We’re talking about habits and it’s important to know just how critical they can be in the grand scheme of things. Studies suggest that 40% of our daily actions are habits. Only 60% of what we do are true conscious decisions. We take that …

4000 Weeks, cont.

August 24, 2022 0 Comments

I’m still processing some of the things I read throughout this book. One of the more interesting points is this:“As the American author and teacher Gregg Krech puts it, we need to learn to get better at procrastinating. “ This is an interesting concept and one that is difficult to put into action. Procrastinate? Yeah, sure …

Book review: 4000 Weeks

August 15, 2022 0 Comments

4000 Weeks, Time Managment for Mortals If you want a philosophy book on time, this a 4 out of 5 stars.  If you want a “how to” book, this a 2.5 stars out of 5.   The premise is that we try to do too much with our time and end up crowbarring a lot of …

Problems and our choices of them

August 14, 2022 0 Comments

Mark Manson says; “Don’t hope for a life without problems,” the panda said. “There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.” –Manson, Mark. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (Mark Manson Collection) (p. 30). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.  This is mirrored in another book.  4000 Weeks, Time Management for …

Person A is Dead

August 12, 2022 0 Comments

We all know that one person (or more) that constantly lives in the past.  “Back in my day… blah, blah, blah.”  In the fitness industry we routinely hear someone bragging about, “Well, ya know, back in high school I could bench 400lbs for 10 reps.”  Most of the time the exaggerations are just that, exaggerations.  …

Strength is a cure support group

August 3, 2022 0 Comments

“Strength is a cure” I won’t be so egotistical, overconfident, or just outright wrong to make a claim so bold that strength is “the” cure.  But I do think that strength is a vital component to long lasting healing from most significant illnesses.   Louie Simmons, the godfather of powerlifting in the US, said, “strength is …

Who I was, Who I am and who I will be

July 15, 2022 0 Comments

Cancer has changed me.  Well, duh.  But in more ways than one.  Some changes I could argue are for the better but there are plenty of changes that I’d argue are not for the better.   For one, I’m weaker now than I have been in years.  Maybe decades.  That’s frustrating beyond measure.  I worked hard …

New Podcast is Up

June 9, 2022 0 Comments

Kind of getting a little personal with this one. It’s tough to talk about some of the sadder times. I find that I’m able to talk about the hard times or the easy times but the sad days are really tough to talk about. But it’s out there. Give it a listen and let me …

The ‘Strength is a Cure’ Podcast

May 13, 2022 0 Comments

I thought it might also be easier for some people to listen to my story or my updates via podcast rather than reading the updates. I’ll try to convey as much via podcast as I do here but I personally am a bigger fan of the written word than I am of my own voice. …

Morning Walks

May 9, 2022 0 Comments

Almost every morning, I go for a short walk up my street and back. Sometimes I extend it to a trip around the neighborhood or after I return to the house I’ll hop on my stationary bike for another ten or fifteen minutes. It all depends on how I’m feeling. This morning I happened to …