2021-01-13: The first week of my yearly theme. Not the week I wanted, but I can only move forward. …

2021-01-04: A little post about my yearly theme. Cortex listeners will get it. …

2020-12-29: Today, I almost bought a domain so that I could start a blog. My wife thinks that I need to build a …

2020-11-28: Kids have different things that they are afraid of that don’t make logical sense. My youngest …

2020-11-27: At the risk of getting to metaphysical, but I had a dilemma coming up with something to write about …

2020-11-26: There is an expression that says “No plan survives first contact with the enemy”. It …

2020-11-25: You would think that a cell phone company could make the call quality clear when you have to call …

2020-11-24: When I was younger, I was curious about how the word “provision” became synomynous with …

2020-11-23: Ideas often oome at times that may seem inconvenient. A piece of paper is rarely used, if not …

2020-11-22: In terms of personal space and mental health, I have noticed that people often confuse a border with …

2020-11-21: I have heard it said that it takes a lot of bad writing to learn how to write well. I feel like …

2020-11-21: So many people I know say that their favorite season is Summer. I do enjoy the warm, the chance for …

2020-11-20: Back in college, I listened to a lot of Everclear. Not just because they are from the city where I …

2020-11-19: We live in a world where more things are possible than ever before. Why does it seem like, at times, …

2020-11-18: The thing about society that is often forgotten is that it is designed to be an environment of …

2020-11-18: For a runner, in the rain, they train. In the wind and cold, they train. In the heat, they train, …

2020-11-16: I have discovered over time that my memory is not what it was when I was in school. I am more …

2020-11-15: Here in the US, we are looking at another round of lockdown, or shelter in place orders. These time, …

2020-11-14: Wind storms at night are a bizarre sort of thing. All sorts of movement, in the dark, cause by …

2020-11-13: I have been working with my kids on their math during the time of COVID and unemployment. They are …

2020-11-12: How often are people judged for the clothes they wear, or the state of their hair. Judged by their …

2020-11-11: Recently, my one of my kids has taken to excuse her behavior by saying “I didn’t mean …

2020-11-10: There is great value in listening to the elderly when they share their life stories. It is better to …

2020-11-09: When a run is tough or is just not going the way intended, a mantra helps me to keep going. “I …

2020-11-08: The President-Elect and his transition team have big challenge ahead. They need to find the common …

2020-11-07: I have been in the job market for about 6 months. This time of COVID has made the process of finding …

2020-11-06: A part of why I run in the early morning hours is that there is no one around. I can go with my mask …

2020-11-05: Flexibility has always been problem for me. I find hard to stoop down to pick up things from the …

2020-11-04: In the time of COVID, I have recently realized that I miss doing running races with other people. It …

2020-11-03: There are some things that never cease to astonish me. As such, I am responsible for my thoughts and …

2020-11-02: Running is as much an exercise in mental health as it is physical. No need to concentrate on …

2020-11-01: There are days when it is sunny out and I run. Feeling the air with each stride. There are days when …

2020-09-15: Here is something new for the curious. 1pairofshoes.blogspot.com/2020/09/v…

2020-09-13: The 5 Hour What? I recently experienced a job interview that lasted 5 hours. It sounds weird at first pass, but, …

2020-09-11: I have a 2018 iPad Pro with the trackpadless Smart Keyboard cover. My wife says that it sounds like …

2020-08-04: I get excited about the idea for something to write about. That lasts for about half of the writing …

2020-07-08: I just finished editing another Voice Lessons post and it is over 1500 words. I need to work on …

2020-05-19: I used to think that it would be nice to have some notice before being layed off. Now that I have …

2020-04-09: I just had one of those moment where you look at the to do list and see stuff that you are scheduled …

2020-02-01: Open soon. My wife is excited.

2020-01-31: I love living in a small town, where I can walk to downtown to get my hair cut.

2020-01-26: I signed up for a half marathon that happens in 3 weeks. I have a lot of work to do.

2020-01-21: Voice Lessons: Mind Goo I have been thinking a lot about writing lately. It is something that I really like to do and …

2020-01-14: Reading a nonfiction book for the first time for a while. I am 20 percent into Atomic Habits. I have …

2019-12-01: Ran 4.01 miles in the frigid rain this morning. Not as horrible as not running at all.

2019-11-30: Today is day 30 of the challenge. It has been fun, but, now I find the real challenge is ahead. How …

2019-11-29: There is a lot of material around the value of sleeping. As someone who lives life as though the day …

2019-11-28: It got close to freezing last night. Down to 33 F (1 C). It makes me mindful of how cold it can get …

2019-11-27: Unlike a lot of kids I grew up with, I have never wanted to be rich or famous. Looking back and …

2019-11-26: I have been hearing for a long time about something called “work-life balance.” I tend …

2019-11-25: One of the biggest arguments for working for a business, as opposed to being freelancer or an …

2019-11-24: We are headed in a holiday week in the US. That means company. For many, either we get to have …

2019-11-23: It is really hard to feel woebegone after going for a run. Don’t believe me? Try it and see.

2019-11-22: Some days, I just don’t want to get out of bed and go for a run. There are days where the run …

2019-11-21: I have been in manufacturing for over 20 years. I have seen how many things are made. How do they …

2019-11-20: When most long distance runners are running races, they are not racing against the other people on …

2019-11-19: We recently had to rehome a dog die to some circumstances that were out of our control. We found a …

2019-11-18: Often, when I read about marathon training, I see the recommendation to build a strong running base. …

2019-11-17: When people describe sights, flavors, or experiences, there are some words that are commonly used. …

2019-11-16: Life is a series of choices. What to have for lunch? What color to paint the living room? Should I …

2019-11-15: We have lived in our new town for just over a year. Weather is really different than where we have …

2019-11-14: In My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding, the main character’s Mom tells her, “The Husband is the …

2019-11-13: I have seen a lot of examples of delgation lately. A common mistake is the question that is not …

2019-11-12: We live in a world that is constantly in motion. Over time,I have come to see the value in …

2019-11-11: I have been teaching people for years the proper thought processes around inspecting parts. It …

2019-11-10: On my flight home on Friday, I noticed an absence of space on the plane. It was in the first class …

2019-11-09: Went to a store with my wife and kids today. My wife had surgery on her foot, so, she has a hard …

2019-11-08: I am ready to go home. In less than 24, I will be there. I miss my kids, but I really miss my wife. …

2019-11-07: It is curious, what things scare children. I have been giving a lot of thought to this with my own …

2019-11-06: I find it interesting that when people talk about something hard and giving up on it, how others …

2019-11-05: Early awake on my business trip. I wish I had my stuff to go on a run. I am still stiff from being …

2019-11-04: My flying time today has been a study in shifts. I have seen people act in a very mean way just to …

2019-11-03: As I head off on my business trip, I think about how some people think they work. People who don’t …

2019-11-02: As I think about the key idea of leaving one’s mark, I keep going back to a question that I …

2019-11-01: As I prepare for my first business trip in a while, I find that the definition of key has changed in …

2019-10-04: At nearly 8:00 tonight, I really wish I had gone for a run at 4 this morning. Even with injuries, I …

2019-10-03: There are some people out there who just want to be selective as to which rules to follow.

2019-10-02: Sometimes, working on the monthly budget is kind of like doing a slide puzzle. It can go really fast …

2019-10-01: An Exhausted Workout I experienced an odd correlation between sleeplessness and exercise. I had a horrible night’s sleep …

2019-09-11: My boss was in town from the UK over the past couple of days. I was helping him find a parking spot …

2019-07-22: I started my morning with a nice 5.00 mile run. After the sunrise, I felt like I could not be …

2019-06-24: I went to pick up pizza for dinner while listening to a podcast about the rise and fall of Chuck E. …

2019-06-11: A question from an aspiring writer/blogger… How does one go about finding their “voice” in …

2019-05-22: I got the spend this afternoon with my oldest, washing the cars. It may seem like a trivial chore, …

2019-05-10: Today’s lesson in job searching. Washing hands while wearing a tie adds a constraint when you rarely …

2019-05-07: I was laid off from my job last Friday. I have been working non-stop on finding a new one ever …

2019-04-08: Battered and bruised Yesterday, my wife accidentally dropped a wheelbarrow and broke one of the metatarsals in her right …

2019-03-11: Day 3 since I injured my toe. It has turned a number of interesting colors. Waiting to see the …

2019-02-28: One of those days where you start getting your medical providers all set up, after moving, only to …

2019-02-21: Went to a new doctor yesterday. I have to get all of that done after moving. He was surprisingly …

2019-02-07: I am going to start a weekly personal challenge project. I am thinking of starting it on Friday and …

2019-02-01: Having one is the hardest days I have had in a really long time. Looking forward to writing therapy …

2019-01-20: After 10 miles of training yesterday, I am glad that I didn’t have to run any today. 23 miles …

2019-01-16: On my way home from work tonight, I wondered what I was smelling. I looked up and saw a pizza …

2019-01-09: I think I need to outline my book. It isn’t getting written otherwise.

2019-01-07: I have landed on micro.blog. Thanks to Jean MacDonald for giving me the nudge I needed. On my main …