Currently our country is made up of approximately 17% Hispanic or Latino of any type and approximate 13% African American. Several other ethnicities make up single digits. In addition women make up more than 50% of our population and men make up a higher percentage of the population in only two of our states. This … Read moreFace(s) (of) The Nation
Fall finally hit the Mid-Atlantic October 26th-28th. A mild-ish ‘noreaster blew in bringing an inch+ of rain while dropping temperatures significantly. I started riding a bike again post Leadville, sometime early- September. It’s been nice. We have bad roads (too much traffic, too few shoulders, too many bridges) to ride but we have an endless … Read moreFall Fall
I’ve been unable to be more than just a competent pet-parent the last several weeks. It pains me watching both our pups, mostly Samantha, spend hour after hour, day after day sitting in the basement with me as I remain unable to even walk them. Oh, I let ’em out back into our adequately sized … Read moreGet Out!
I’ve read it takes eleven to thirteen repetitions, twenty-one days and sixty-six days to create or break a habit. No consensus. Smoke a little smoke, drink a little drink, munch a little chip whatever the vice; many, lots, millions of us are faced with trying to undo a bad habit. On the other hand, likely … Read moreThe Confession
Rarely a month goes by I don’t sneak in a couple bakery quality muffins, bagels or even a couple-three chocolate donuts. Maybe multiple of the above. That’s all in addition to the overeating of dehydrated fruit, chocolate milk (low-fat!), and snack crackers I do on a weekly basis. Habit for years. Decades even. Still have … Read moreChocolate Milk & Salmon…mmm…mmm….tasty!
We were outside doing yard work when we were kids—maybe I was nine-ten-eleven….when the whirl of a couple-three days was set in motion by a bone-cracking scream by my brother. He ran toward the house, most details fuzzy at best, incomplete at worst as it was decades ago…..he ran toward the house while either mom … Read moreFour Quarters
Pain can be managed. Pain can be controlled. Pain can even be fully eliminated should one choose. Pop a pill, get a shot, take a drink. That’s all easy. Healing on the other hand……… Our bodies are amazing in many ways. Amazing and frustrating. Near the top is how we self-heal. Both amazing and frustrating. … Read moreHealing’s The Hardest Part