The juggle is real

During my first year as a full-time pastor, I've put a zillion miles on my car, and somewhere between 7-10 pounds on my frame (does anyone else find their weight bouncing +/- 2 or 3 pounds any given morning?). The increased sitting and increased reliance on convenience foods have done a number on me. But... Continue Reading →

“You’ve got to keep moving”

This wonderful feature in the New York Times profiles four runners, 90 years old and above, all competing in the 2022 National Senior Games, who drop some wisdom bombs for the ages. Like Walter Lancaster: "You got to keep moving." And Roy Englert: "Keep moving, keep moving, keep moving... And have a little luck." To... Continue Reading →

On your mark, get set, MOVE!

I’ve said before that I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but this is going to sound like one. Image borrowed from Lifespan Fitness. For the last three months, I have been inhabiting a new vocation as a full-time church pastor. I’ve also been a part-time college instructor, teaching on Zoom. My pastoral call is 45... Continue Reading →

A random act of blogging

(That image above is Lucas Cranach's "The Fountain of Youth.") (Yosemite Sam, for you youngsters.) First, a little rant. After encountering the umpteenth reference to an "anti-aging" expert, or vitamin, or diet, or serum, or face cream, or pill, or mask, or… WHATEVER… I found myself sputtering like Yosemite Sam. AGING IS A BIOLOGICAL THING.... Continue Reading →

How’s that chin-up challenge going?

The one I committed to in my last post? Don't ask. Don't ask about my 50 squat/day challenge, either. Or the 22 push-ups/day. It's November 23, and I've probably executed the exercises one day out of every three since launching those efforts on November 1. For that matter, don't ask about the carb-cutting I started... Continue Reading →

“Everyone starts somewhere…”

I was about to break a streak of posting at least once every month, even though I have stuff to report! But then a great interview with one of my favorite upbeat "follows" on Twitter showed up in my in-box, and I decided to get it together and share a few things. 53-year old Jo... Continue Reading →

When the going gets rough…

Perspective. I'm healthy, my loved ones are healthy. My job allows me to telecommute, so I have a steady income. And my spouse works for a so-called "essential" business, so her income is secure, too. However, she is exposed on a daily basis to selfish and inconsiderate nitwits who frequent the establishment simply because they... Continue Reading →

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