I’m a little short of a week into Sober October. In addition to the obvious requirement of no beer or booze, I came up with a list of 15 tasks that I need to complete every day. Here is a status check of how I’m doing after six days: Wake up before 6 a.m. […]Read more "Discipline Check-In"
No matter what your age, you can make a difference. “Parkland: The Birth of a Movement” by Dave Cullen is this year’s University of Wisconsin Alumni Association Go Big Read selection. It is great that the “March For Our Lives” kids came together and took charge of changing how we here in the United States […]Read more "“Parkland: The Birth of a Movement” Book Review"
Happy Football Sunday to all! For some reason, it doesn’t seems as exciting to me without the fans and “juice’ pumping through gridirons across the country. Maybe it’s because the Chicago Bears’ offense seemed to have disappeared like the fan base, but But I wanted to get silly for a moment to end the weekend […]Read more "Football and JCVD … What more do you need?"
What is so difficult about wearing a mask? If is a matter of ensuring public health, sanitation and hygiene, what is the big deal of taking a few precious seconds out of your daily routine to grab that little slab of cloth and hook the two straps behind your ear lobes? If establishing regulations to […]Read more "Questions and Contradictions"
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Perceived lack of confidence has always seemed to be my downfall in the eyes of others, whether it is during a job interview, an important meeting or a date. Worry about why other people don’t like me, don’t think I’m good at my job or think I’m […]Read more "Confidence"
Another go-around with #SoberOctober. Here are my goals for this month: No alcohol No fast food or delivery 10k steps per day Workout 5x per week 200 oz. of water per day 18 hour-intermittent fast every day Eat 30 carbs or less per day Write 200 words Read 25 pages Five minutes of meditation And […]Read more "Sober October 2020"
… and watch “Do the Right Thing” for free on all streaming platforms until June 29. The Spike Lee joint is a favorite movie of mine and the message behind it has endured and is particularly applicable in today’s cultural climate. “It’s gonna be hot today” is one of the first lines delivered by Mookie. […]Read more "Do the Right Thing"
keeps the doctor away. As we are in the midst of this historic pandemic that has changed our lives, I reflected on one of my 2020 New Year’s Resolutions. I had a goal of writing 1,000 words per day, but like a lot of plans and goals made for this year, it has not gone […]Read more "A Blog A Day …"
Happy Father’s Day! My “new normal” Father’s Day included a pretty regular one-hour, 45-minute trip down to Janesville, Wisconsin to visit my parents today to talk about memories, discuss current events in politics and reminisce about watching Chicago Cubs baseball. Tuning in to WGN-TV or ABC-4 for a Sunday afternoon matinee had become a Father’s […]Read more "Happy Father’s Day!"
In college, some friends of mine started a Facebook group called ‘I Take Pride in Minor Accomplishments’ so here’s a look at what I’ve done this year. I’m just being silly with the title, I know I had a good year and 2020 is going to be better. Settled into new position at UW […]Read more "I Take Pride in Minor Accomplishments: Top 19 Highlights from 2019"