Archive of July 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

In Defense of Food

I'm a notoriously slow reader.  I drive myself crazy because it takes me months to read most anything.  But not this time!  I've just finished the wondrously insightful In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan.  I found this book incredibly fascinating.  Like, "don't want to put it down because I want to keep reading" fascinating.  As well as actually staying awake and alert enough to do so at bedtime.

As those that really know me should know, I'm somewhat fanatical about health, fitness and exercise.  Although I sometimes don't live up to my own standards, I try to do so and encourage others to do so as well.  If you're serous about learning where we went wrong and (with the U.S. government's help) got our diets off-track (Hello there High Fructose Corn Syrup!) and you're interested in trying to eat healthier, this book is definitely for you.  I really can't say enough positive things about it.

You may also find of interest my previous post of Michael Pollan at Google.
July 30, 2008 @ 01:00 pm | Category:

Discovering one word

So yesterday I came across one word.  The basic premise being it gives you one word and then you have sixty-seconds to write about.  Very simple, very easy.  This is something I can see doing periodically.  So yesterday's word was "spark".  To which I came up with:
There was a spark that ignited a single flame. But that's all it took to bring the entire house down to a pile of ashes. Sadness reigns.
And today (as I literally just did this while writing this post) is "chorus".  So I wrote:
The voices rang from on high.  As the church hall filled with glorious sound.  And there were smiles all around and much happiness.  The sound of peace.
I like it.  :)
July 30, 2008 @ 12:48 pm | Category:
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard Ale

Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard Ale
July 23, 2008 @ 01:00 pm | Category:
Wednesday, July 09, 2008

One Hundred Push Ups

So a few weeks back I came across One Hundred Push Ups.  This site promotes the personal challenge to do 100 push ups.  I filed it a way, came back a couple of weeks ago and printed out the entire program.  I'm going to do this.  I need to do this.  Now I just need to get on-track and start on it.

Shockingly enough when I brought this up at work the video game addicted, junk food eating (mostly) 20-nothings that I work with...was largely a collective yawn.  Disappointing, but not unexpected.  That's OK, I'm nearly twice the age of most of them and I'm certainly in much better shape.  Now I just need to get mentally tough and raise the bar even higher.  Read more…
July 9, 2008 @ 12:56 pm | Category: