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Am I Driven?
Saturday, March 23, 2019      2 comments

I guess you could say I'm driven, at least my wife says I am. Now in semi-retirement I love to work in my woodworking shop. When I get a project going I can't stand to leave it I have to get it finished. Sometimes, though, I have to talk myself... Read more
Working Outside
Friday, March 22, 2019      6 comments

It's been a beautiful day here in Birmingham, Alabama for the past several days. The deck coming off the back porch was in dire need of rebuilding so I took it upon myself to demolish the old one and rebuild in its place. It's been a lot of work... Read more
Spring 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019      3 comments

On this the first day of spring I am remembering my mother who has been gone now for nearly ten years. From the earliest days I can remember mom would wake me first thing in the morning on the first day of spring with these words: "Spring, the b... Read more
St. Patrick
Sunday, March 17, 2019      1 comments

Isn't it interesting that millions of non Irish persons celebrate a day each year commemorating the Irish patron saint, a man who wasn't actually Irish? That's right, St. Patrick was not actually Irish. He was born in Great Britain a Roman ... Read more
Just Another Walk in the Park
Saturday, March 16, 2019      2 comments

It was a good day to get out and breathe some fresh air. I've been working all week on rebuilding the deck on the back of our house. The deck itself is finished with handrails and everything except the stairs. That will be the project for this c... Read more
Commitment
Friday, March 15, 2019      3 comments

Sometimes I feel like saying "I really don't feel like getting out and doing my exercise today, I'm tired, I really don't feel all that good, I'll start back up next week..." Trust me I deal with these kind of thoughts regularly. Lucky for me, m... Read more
A Lenten Devotional
Thursday, March 14, 2019      2 comments

This devotional was actually written by my wife Rebecca Tiemann. I thought it would be a good one to share with this audience. In the book of Mark, we read the words of Jesus, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for... Read more
Today's Word - Omphaloskepsis
Friday, March 08, 2019      1 comments

Omphaloskepsis - (om-fuh-lo-SKEP-sis) MEANING: noun: 1. Contemplation of one’s navel. 2. Complacent self-indulgent introspection. What does this have to do with me? you ask. It's just this: This is just the attitude that has got... Read more
Construction as Exercise?
Tuesday, March 05, 2019      0 comments

My exercise today was to work on a deck in the back of my house that needs to be rebuilt. A week or so ago, I demolished the old deck which was deteriorating severely. This deck was here when I moved in to this house and is eight feet off the gr... Read more
What's For Dinner?
Monday, March 04, 2019      2 comments

I like to cook. I've been cooking since my mother began teaching me around the age of twelve. Mom is long gone now but the tradition of cooking good food is still in the family. I've taught all my children how to cook and they are now cooking go... Read more
Think Outside the Box
Sunday, March 03, 2019      3 comments

I am very easy to please as a general rule. You have to work quite hard at getting me riled up but sometimes I do get a bit miffed. Let me begin with a rhetorical question. Don't you generally find that most wait staff in restaurants are pretty ... Read more
Walk, Trot, Post
Saturday, March 02, 2019      3 comments

It's Saturday and It has been a great day despite the fact that the one morning activity we had planned got rained on. Well, we did it anyway. We stood in the rain, at least in the beginning, and watched our granddaughter in her very first ridin... Read more
How To Save $2,900 Per Year
Friday, March 01, 2019      2 comments

I've been working on my weight and physical conditioning for a couple of years now. Well, actually more than that. I started with SparkPeople I think back in 2010 but I've been an off and on participant. At the time I started I weighed in at 232... Read more
Dealing With Bureaucracy
Thursday, February 28, 2019      0 comments

Well, It's been an interesting two days. My wife and I had to go out of town on an unexpected trip to the bureau of vital statistics in her home state in order to straighten out an issue with her birth certificate. It seems there was one small, ... Read more
Onward We Go
Monday, February 25, 2019      2 comments

It's Monday again. I'm glad they keep coming right? I mean the alternative is not good! Anyway, monday means a new start each week. Time to get back into the routine after the weekend, which for me means back to the gym at 7:30 am then on to bei... Read more

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