Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 26

I Am A Spartan

I am a Spartan. Yesterday in Southern California I finished the Spartan Race super. It was 9 miles with 30 obstacles. It was the hardest physical thing I have ever done. But it was way worth it! My buddies and I are going to do the Spartan trifecta. It will be the sprint in April …

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Jan 25

Spartan Race Here I Come

I am preparing for a Spartan Race. It is 9 miles with about 30 obstacles. I am in San Diego drinking my coffee waiting for my buddies to wake up. We will leaven in about an hour and a half. This is a time of excitement for me. This will be fun to do with …

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Jan 19

Readying For The Spartan Race

I am in final training for the Spartan Race which will be in San Diego on January 25, 2014. The race is nine miles with about 30 obstacles. I am running it with my buddy John Neuhart and his son Joel. We are planning to run a 5K race in Indiana in April, and then …

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Jan 08

What is Conceptual Art?

I went to music school for seven years. I was exposed to all sorts of innovative ideas, and even embraced Avant Garde music for awhile. Studying the likes of John Cage, Arnold Shoenberg, and Anton Webern gave me a sense of exapanding traditional music ideas. I have always been open to artistic innovations. There is …

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Jan 06

Is Facebook Fading?

I am now starting to wonder if Facebook is fading. Will it become another MySpace? It is true that the younger generation does not use Facebook very much any more. Things such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest have stepped in with new ways to communicate. One can see diminishing use of Facebook by the younger …

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Jan 03

Racquetball, a dwindling sport

I remember a time when racquetball was in vogue. Everyone joined to local club and played with their friends. But two things happened to significantly drop the number of people who play racquetball. The first is the aging of the playing population. The sport makes heavy demands physically, and so when people age and get …

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Jan 02

Past the shortest day of the year

For me, the shortest day of the year is depressing. This, in spite of the fact that Christmas is approaching. It seems that there is something wrong with daybreak coming at 7:30 AM and dusk at 5:15 PM. There is enough time for a full day’s work, but not enough daylight for anything else. No …

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