The Real Problem With Leisure?

“The real problem of your leisure is how to keep other people from using it”. — Anonymous Ain’t it the truth? Most of it is our own fault though. It is for me anyway. Always trying to do better.  Always trying to please others.  Never satisfied with the status quo. Over-achiever. Workaholic. Can’t say no. […]

Hot and Naked?

Hot & naked? Neither. Hot and bothered maybe, but not hot and naked. There’s a temptation to use sexual innuendos to sell things. It’s pervasive. So much so that this blog post title actually caused a reaction that was opposite of it’s purpose. My purpose is simply to vent a little about how passively lives are lived. And […]

Mid Life Fanatic

Mid Life Fanatic. Why yes, yes I am. Why wouldn’t anyone want to be a mid life fanatic? Actually, why wouldn’t anyone want to be fanatical about life? Period. Fanatical. Defined as excessive enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is just another word for attitude. Attitude is up to you. No one else. Period. We get one chance to […]

Mid Life Self-Discipline

Mid Life Self-Discipline. We may never be perfect, but we can be better. Discipline is remembering what you want. First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. The chief cause of failure and unhappiness […]

Huh? Twitter? Quote?

“As I get older I’ve learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things”. — Po Bronson Here’s my challenge with Po’s thought – doesn’t anybody hear the echos of codependency? “Oh, Uncle Joel, he sure likes his beer”, people say lovingly about a family member’s obvious addiction. Everyone lives with it. Everyone […]