The Holidays Approacheth

I find it sobering to realize one week from today is Thanksgiving. Which, for me, is when the “Holiday Season” begins. I don’t opt to participate in Black Friday madness. I love REI’s Opt Outside campaign. Definitely the preferable choice. Either that, or, if the weather outside is frightful, then I’ll enjoy a book, movie, Read More …

Quote of the Day: Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee’s wisdom, always good for motivation and focus. This gem reminds me that we must continuously strive, push forward. It’s very easy to become complacent, to be simply satisfied. For me, fear speaks to me at those moments. Fearing failure, laziness seems quite tempting. But I know the emptiness therein. Pushing through requires discipline, Read More …

When Washington’s Small Town Of Concrete Intersected With Orson Welles

While running errands today, this came across my radio (thanks for great radio KNKX!): “How ‘War Of The Worlds’ Caused Double The Panic For One Small Washington Town“ Here are the basics of the story: during the infamous ‘War Of The Worlds’ broadcast in 1938, a transformer blows and a town loses power. Panic and Read More …

The Samsung S6’s Voice Assist And Other Annoyances

My son managed to turn on Voice Assist on his S6. Don’t do this unless you really mean to. And I recommend spending some time learning about the system before diving in. For me, coming into the middle, it was an exercise of frustration. Fortunately, I figure this stuff out.  The biggest challenge was learning Read More …

Realizing my influence

I had a powerful realization today. While training some junior belts, I noticed one, a high-school aged young woman, was watching me closely. Everything I said and did was watched closely.  I saw how much potential I had to build her up, or tear her down. It’s sobering and humbling. Knowing how nuch influence I Read More …

Here Are Some Halloween Events for Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace Folks

Halloween is a week from tomorrow! Are you looking for some fun for your goblins and ghouls? Well, below are a few Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace happenings to celebrate Halloween. Come bring your costumed Trick-or-Treater out for the fun! 30th – Pre-Halloween, I guess Lynnwood Bowl and Skate will have two skating events, all Read More …

Walks, Hikes, Life, Community

Earlier today I talked with an acquaintance about walking. He, like me, loves to walk. Lately, it’s been my main form of exercise. I’m a bit wimpier than my chum, not really willing to walk when it’s pouring. Perhaps I need to invest in some rain gear. But, being outside… that’s beauty. Hiking brings joy Read More …

Motivational Thought by Eric Whitacre

I’ve loved Mr. Whitacre for years, ever since discovering his Virtual Choir projects (if you haven’t experienced them, go do so right now…I’ll wait). I appreciate this post. Music runs deep within me. I find inspiration, focus and energy within the dancing notes. The reminder of its power: important. What does music mean to you? Read More …

October Fitness & Health Thoughts

Last night I spent about an hour in the gym, mostly focused on cardio. It’s been a bit since I focused like that. Miss it. Yet I was pleased at my performance. My intermittent workouts haven’t been too detrimental. I noticed my weight creeping back up, though. Probably a function of a dreadful diet. So Read More …