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The Mother’s Day I Dreaded
The Mother’s Day I Dreaded

It’s Mother’s Day, 2015. I sit alone in my mom’s house, typing this from her computer. Mom left us just over a week ago. She was 81. I hadn’t had the closest relationship with her most of my life but she was my only surviving parent, since Dad left us in 2004. I attended the funeral service, cried, attended the

Economic Gardening
Economic Gardening

Florida has touted the term Economic Gardening for several years now. Many business, political and economic leaders have dropped the phrase many times. Is there something to it? What’s it all about? More important: Is it working? The subject has several parts. It would require an in depth study beyond the scope of this essay but let’s try and explore

From Couch to Marathon in 35 years
From Couch to Marathon in 35 years

At the age of 21, long distance running was not part of my fitness plan. Sure I had to run for some of the HS and college sports I played, but nothing more than a mile at a time. 35 years later, I am wide awake at 4am, the morning after I completed my first marathon. When I started distance

Sports in 2013 – Updates
Sports in 2013 – Updates

In my continuing battle to keep at a reasonable weight, stay in shape and enjoy life, the outdoor sports of running, cycling and swimming have taken center stage. After a reasonably successful year of cycling accomplishments in 2012 I decided this would be the year of the Triathlon, and maybe even some running events (half marathon? marathon?). Also, more focus

Horrible Hundred 2012
Horrible Hundred 2012

Last year, my goal at the Horrible Hundred was to finish. I didn’t quite achieve that goal. I made it to Sugarloaf Mountain and found myself walking up the infamous hill. At the top I found a shortcut back home and ended up with 95 miles. This year, after a successful Six Gap under my belt, I was not really

Trends
Trends

Part of success is preparing for changes in the business environment. It’s important to pay close attention to trends. What kind of trends? Some are obvious: Tax laws, government changes, current events, technology advances and media swings are all important, to name but a few. First, a warning to business owners: Trends can be overrated and greatly misinterpreted. Use these

Six Gap Century Ride 2012
Six Gap Century Ride 2012

Before I tell you about Six Gap this year, let me share some history. Last fall, September 2011, at the last minute, Kathleen and I decided to head up to Dahlonega, GA for an event known as “Six Gap / Three Gap”. The official name of the event is the “Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty Ride”. Here is

The Positive Power of Exercise
The Positive Power of Exercise

Today’s ride was not starting out well. At 4pm I laid down for a much needed nap, having a headache, shaking a bit and other symptoms which I can only describe as “flu-like” – you all know that feverish feeling. At 5pm, not really having slept at all I got up and gradually began to “assemble my cycling ensemble.” Yes

“You’re So Lucky”
“You’re So Lucky”

“You’re So Lucky” Do you hear this when people see something that is part of your life, or someone’s life, that they wish was part of theirs? It’s a common expression but think about it, by saying that to someone what are you saying? I suppose on the surface it says “I wish I had your lifestyle.” Let’s dig deeper