Getting Simple

Getting Simple Have you seen the dashboard in a new car? Recently, I sat in a brand-new vehicle with what looked like the cockpit of an airplane. The person explaining it to me was very excited. According to him this car could: Connect to my phone and all the contacts I have Play my music, connect…

Busy? Or burned out?

Busy? Or burned out? It’s interesting how often we hear, or say, “I’m so busy!” For some, it’s like a badge of honor. I heard a short comedy sketch by a former Second City comedian. She acted out this skit for us (she played both parts, and of course it was much longer, but here’s…

Crawling Backwards

Crawling Backwards Sarah, a Pastor friend of mine, has an 8 month old daughter. I love that age! It seems like there is something new every day for a child between 8 and 18 months old. So I asked Sarah, “What is your baby learning to do now?” She said, “Lately she has learned how…

Not Yet Convinced

Not Yet Convinced It looked the same… but I could tell it wasn’t. It was still green and slimy, but I could tell it was different. Most mornings my wife will make me what she calls a “smoothie”. Others call it “juicing”. It’s vegetables and a little fruit put into a Vitamix and blended into…

The Connected Leader

What I learned about leadership from a ponderosa … One of my favorite places in North America is in the mountains of New Mexico, specifically Hermit Peak. I just love that place. Hermit Peak is a mountain that stretches over 10,000 feet high and has a breath taking view from the top. Why is it…

Unbroken Leadership

For quite a while now, my wife has been recommending I read Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. She’s a librarian and a voracious reader. I seem to have managed to read everything I ever wanted to by the time I escaped graduate school (a long time ago if you’re keeping score). I start reading books, but for some reason beyond my comprehension, I rarely finish reading them.

So when the movie version of the book came out, we planned to go see it, but by the time we got organized enough to go out (we have twins, ‘nuff said), it was already on Blu Ray. We finally watched it this weekend.

I think I will read the book now.

In short, Unbroken is the story of the life of

My New Lifestyle

Metabolism is not my friend.

When I was young I could eat or drink anything I wanted. As a matter of fact I tried to gain weight for most of my young adult life. My twenty-year-old son can eat anything and everything, and he often does, without any consequences at all.

Recently my wife and I decided to change our diet… for a while. I went two weeks without eating bread, potatoes, pasta, and desserts. I ate lots of fruits, lots of vegetables, you know, boring food. I lost a few pounds and a few social opportunities. All in all it was fine.

But then a friend of mine who is somewhat of a nutrition nut started