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My Dad

  • November 3, 2012

My Dad passed away last Sunday October 28th, 2012.  He was 74.  We had his viewing this morning at the Donahue Funeral Home in Upper Darby and his funeral at St. Alice's.  What follows is the eulogy I gave after…

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Speech – Get Healthy: Eat More Fruit, Vegetables, and Fat

  • August 22, 2012

Today, I gave Speech 8 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator manual.  This speech is based on some recent posts from this site, but includes visual aids.  The speech ties together the concepts of eating carbohydrates requiring insulin leading to additional…

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CrossFit: Benefits and Drawbacks

  • August 18, 2012

I'm 8 months into my CrossFit journey.  I set a goal last year to find some new activities and I stumbled upon Bikram Yoga in San Diego.  After four months of Bikram, I wanted a workout that was shorter and…

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Distance Yourself

  • July 21, 2012

I read a great article a few weeks ago that I'd like to simplify.  You can read the article first or read the condensed version below. The concept the article relates is "psychological distance".  To understand this idea, you need…

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Changing Direction

  • July 7, 2012

52 blogs entries. 1 per week for a year. That was the goal. It sounded intimidating when I started at the beginning of 2012. After 6 months and 27 posts, it no longer seems daunting. More importantly, it's not very…

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Affordable Care Act: Positive or Negative?

  • June 30, 2012

The Affordable Care Act was upheld by the Supreme Court this week.  There are a lot of positives in this bill, although in some areas - like including a public option - it doesn't go as far as liberals would…

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Conservation of Mass & Energy

  • June 24, 2012

Law of Conservation of Mass & Energy - the sum of mass and energy must always remain constant in any physical process. --- Have you ever noticed the effort you put into a task at work, practicing a hobby, or…

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The Primal Laws (Part II – Exercise)

You may find it helpful to read Part I on Primal eating first or start all the way back at the beginning of this journey by reading Nature -vs- Technology. If you don't like clicking those links, you'll want the following reference…

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The Primal Laws (Part I – Eating)

  • June 9, 2012

I read The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, while on vacation on the west coast, and found deep satisfaction and a renewed energy from beginning to implement some of the principles into my daily habits.  The main theme of the book…

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Nature -vs- Technology (Round 1)

A moment of reflection... A thought approaching... A new direction... Driving through the Yosemite high country I relaxed my mind to find that I love connecting with nature.  The lakes trees, the mountaintops all cry out for more exploration.  Journeying…

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