There are no pictures in this post. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to see them. With one week left in my month of working out, I knew I had to do it. I had to make a pilgrimage to the shrine of working out, the gym. I like strip malls, fluorescent lighting, dozens of TV’s … More Specialization

Getting out of town

Ah, Nordic skiing. All the beauty, sweeping views and wholesome outdoorsy-ness of downhill skiing without the chairlift lines and parking lot schlepping of it’s alpine equivalent. The only negative that both types of skiing share is traffic. If only cross-country skiers could be airlifted to the lodge parking lot by their own smugness- I would … More Getting out of town

One day at a time

I don’t want to create mass panic, but folks, it’s mid-January. Pretty soon the spring semester starts, and then it’s time to start seeds and then the farming season starts and and and… okay, I’m hyperventilating. One day at a time, right? I’m not going to think about January 21st and that the first day … More One day at a time

Effort and Surrender

I know it’s not cool to make New Year’s Resolutions. But I can’t help it. I love a new year, fresh starts and newborn resolve. In this spirit, I’m making a New Year’s resolution, although not the goal-oriented traditional kind. My resolution consists of two words: effort and surrender. In 2014, I resolve to explore … More Effort and Surrender