A Fight For Fitness

A week ago, I restarted my practice of martial arts – Kyokushin Karate. And of course, being winter and post-holiday season, I’ve gotta fight just to get fit…and be fit to fight. So I’m still in the “realizing-how-out-of-shape-I-am-phase.” But at least I know what I need to work on: everything. And the older I get, the longer this phase seems. I’m a 40-something karate kid. … Continue reading A Fight For Fitness

Karate And Mental Gymnastics

Something happened that I didn’t expect. Looks like for 2019, I’m taking karate again! It happens to be January, a new year, so it’s a good time to start a new thing. Or in this case, renew an old thing. Last week, my youngest son had his birthday and became old enough to join karate with his 4 older brothers at our local YMCA. My … Continue reading Karate And Mental Gymnastics

Blogs Back In Style

Being a blogger, I really like the open and independent web. So when I read a recent article that mentioned old-school blogs coming back in vogue, I was stoked! Beyond that, though, we’ve grown ever more aware of the problems with centralizing the internet. Traditional blogs might have swung out of favor, as we all discovered the benefits of social media and aggregating platforms, but … Continue reading Blogs Back In Style

A Music Subscription Sounds Good

Lately, I’ve had a lot on my mind. Work has been busy and somewhat stressful. Outside that, my cognitive focus has been on designing a bedroom addition to our house. Plus my wife and I discovered the show Parks and Recreation and have been enjoying it nightly! Meanwhile, something unexpected started. I have never been interested in subscribing to a streaming music service. I’ve never … Continue reading A Music Subscription Sounds Good

Tinnitus And Technology

For quite some time, I’ve had tinnitus. There are 3 or 4 different tones continuously ringing in my head between my ears. It’s constant, loud, and can be very bothersome at times, even anxiety inducing. So after trying some things on my own to no avail, I finally arranged a visit with my doctor to get my hearing checked out. Earlier this week I got … Continue reading Tinnitus And Technology