Category Archives: nature

Turn it Off

I awoke this morning with a sickness in my soul. A feeling of discouragement in the world I live in. It is not my reality but the reality of all of the sickness I have allowed in through the windows … Continue reading

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Corona-cation and the Balance of Nature

Like most, I am stuck at home. Although I have my laptop and work phone here with me and am actively working, it is just not the same. We have formed a team to make phone calls to reach out … Continue reading

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What do I want to do when I retire?

I am looking at a total of 40 months before I join the crowd of retired folks. I remember when I was a kid the question was asked so many times… “What do you want to be when you grow … Continue reading

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Cooking is Caring

One of the skills I learned at an early age that will certainly fuel my life in retirement is cooking. Today, not only do we cook most of our meals but actually eating more than going out. Growing up there … Continue reading

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Mountains of Tomato’s

The second half of the month of August is always a joy to me. This is the time where my acquired “Square-foot-gardening” skills start to show the rewards of working those raised bed gardens pay off. The heirloom tomato’s are … Continue reading

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Mom passed last week

Conscious confirmation to self that all is well Cardio all week and my body weight drops, Weight lifting on the weekend and my body weight goes up. But progressively my body weight is dropping slightly each week as I am … Continue reading

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Friday Meeting with the Doctor

After reducing my beer intake and adjusting my diner hours I can say that my blood sugar has come down to 116. It was teetering around 150 for ever but I am starting to see the light at the end … Continue reading

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Seven weeks with Whole Food Plant Based

At 7 weeks progress continues to be made as I have now dipped down to 181 lbs. from the original 196 when I started. I am finally back into my 34″ waist pants. I am feeling fantastic as this Whole … Continue reading

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What I Eat for Breakfast

Breakfast is pretty simple and packed full of energy, vitamins and minerals. I start with Bob’s Red Mill instant oatmeal. It comes in many varieties but I always choose the one with less sugar. I boil some water and pour … Continue reading

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Never too Late to go Vegan

I have 4 weeks under my belt since I made the decision to adopt a Whole Food Plant Based way of eating and I have say that each day seems to get a little better. Initially I dropped a significant … Continue reading

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