This most recent Achilles tendon injury has given me time to think about what I want to do with my running going forward. As a result of all that thinking, I am making a minor course correction with the direction of my blog. That is the reason for the theme, title, and header changes. These changes really aren’t a big deal, but were needed for … Continue reading A Minor Course Correction
I want to make sure that everyone understands the following: My blog is my personal space, where I write how I want and do what makes my site, my site. So if you follow this blog hoping that I will automatically follow you back and increase your stats, I don’t. As a result of so many SPAM followers, I regularly go through my follower list … Continue reading Not Monetizing This Blog
My father, who was not what you could call a conformist to society’s norms by any stretch of the imagination, told me all too often while growing up and as an adult that I was just about a half a bubble off center. No…he didn’t mean it as a compliment. It meant that I was doing things he didn’t understand or like that his son … Continue reading It’s Okay to Be a Bit Odd
What is your idea of a life well-lived? I am sure that it is not the same as mine. Although there will be areas where our interests, goals or even dreams overlap, or believe it or not are the same. Yet, even with the dramatic polarization in today’s world, the differences between us are not usually as great as some would have us believe. What … Continue reading What is a life well lived?
When I started last week I didn’t plan on ending it by completely revamping the way I write and what I use to create blog posts. For the past year I have been very happy with my Google Pixel 2 LS Chromebook. I got it used on eBay for Christmas last year. However, over the course of the last week the space bar got to … Continue reading Faulty Space Bar = Back to iPad Pro
SLOW DOWN HAROLD!!! That is pretty great advice for everyone and especially for me or so it seems. Last night around 9:30, I had finished reading over half of Deep Work by Cal Newport and kicked back in my lazy bastid chair to let the brain relax a little. While Newport’s writing style is a good read, it still smacks of academia. In other words, … Continue reading Slow Down Harold!!!
The hard part about establishing a new blog is the first 30 days. This time was even worse than usual because I didn’t have any idea that I was going to create a new blog until it was already in place. Most of the time I take a few weeks to put together a plan for the blog, let it simmer for a while, pick … Continue reading Did You Notice the Site Name Change?
Sometimes a book comes along at the right time in your life. I finished reading Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why” the other day and have been thinking about it a lot. Enough that I sat down and looked at the WHY of more than a few things that I do. Especially the WHY about this blog. We say WHAT we do, we sometimes say HOW … Continue reading My WHY for Writing Here
Since I messed up my ribs last week, I have been forced to slow down – a LOT. No running, not a lot of walking (yet) and very little yard work. I will live through it I am sure and in another 2-3 weeks will be back to doing more Harold being Harold kind of things. However, this break has meant that I have extra … Continue reading Staying an Amateur – Ain’t it Great
I have been blogging since October 2007 on multiple, actually too damn many blogs since then and while I have attempted to keep most of the posts in some manner or other. Unfortunately, far too many posts have been lost in transfers, changes of direction, deletions or other factors that I have simply lost track of too many of them. Over the past few weeks, … Continue reading Making a Few Major Improvements