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Why Should This Time Be Different?
Monday, June 25, 2012      5 comments

I’m sure that many people hear that doubting voice any time they try to make themselves better, stronger, and healthier. You know the voice I mean: the one that says, “What makes you think you can do it? What makes you so special? Why should you... Read more
Some Things I've Learned
Monday, November 28, 2011      4 comments

I am not known for being a person who does well with the whole “moderation” thing. I tend to go a bit overboard on things. I had an interesting conversation last week with my academic mentor, who cautioned me about “overload paralysis.” In short... Read more
My Ah-Ha Moment (At Last)?
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      5 comments

As my last blog explained, I had a rough month in October. But so far, November seems to be looking up. And I am jumping the gun, but I decided to congratulate myself for the fact that things are looking up. Today, I did that in two ways. First,... Read more
Time to Get Started
Sunday, November 06, 2011      4 comments

October was kind of awful, and I am glad it is behind us. Normally, I like October. It is my birthday month, it is often the first month when I can pull out my sweaters, and Halloween was always my favorite geek-day when I was a child. But this ... Read more
A New Form of Attention
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      4 comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about attention recently, specifically how we do (or do not) pay attention to things. It is a research interest of mine, but I won’t bore people with that. Instead, I’ve realized something: the reason that I have become ... Read more
Thursday, July 21, 2011      5 comments

My wife and I had a strange encounter last week, and she’s been wanting me to blog about it for a while. I’ve been resisting for various reasons, but here we go… As my wife and I walked out of the grocery store last Friday night, there was ... Read more
Men's Bodies
Sunday, June 26, 2011      3 comments

I have a man’s body. That shouldn’t be too surprising: I am, after all, biologically male. I might not always do typical “manly” things (I’m not a big football fan except for Ohio State, I don’t know anything about cars, etc.), but I am a dude-b... Read more
Staring Me in the Face
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      2 comments

I had two realizations over the last few days. They came at me like the proverbial bolt-out-of-the-blue. Like many realizations of their kind, they were both something that I ignored, didn’t see, or disregarded for a long time. And, like most re... Read more
Making Work-outs Work
Saturday, May 07, 2011      4 comments

This week, my wife (Hope 2011) and I returned to an entirely vegetarian lifestyle with no cheat days (no “all-meat Saturdays” or anything like that). The meals were, pretty much without exception, delicious and neither of us felt deprived. And t... Read more
The King of Next-Week-Land
Sunday, May 01, 2011      4 comments

I hope that I haven’t offended all of the great people who have been over to visit my site by not popping over to your pages yet to say "hi"… see, I signed up for SP and made a page when I have to write three conference papers and a case study. ... Read more