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 […]

Reading Is Fundamental

“Outside a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.  Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read”. — Groucho Marx I read every day. Currently reading Seth Godin’s Purple Cow. It’s a book about what it takes to be remarkable. If you saw a herd of cows in a big field and one of […]

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 […]