Back in December, I received an email from a reader named Chris who had recently launched his own blog. Chris lived close to me and he seemed like an interesting character, so after a couple of emails back and forth, I mentioned that I was meeting another friend in Denver and asked him if he'd like to meet up. A couple of years ago, this is something I never would have done. … [Read more...] about 10 Questions With Life Outside The Maze
I came up with 15 resolutions and to keep myself honest, today I post an update. Resolution Dilution? It's human nature to lose enthusiasm for goals after the initial excitement wears off. However, it's important to persevere. How many great things were accomplished in a month or two? Stick to it and build a habit! One way to keep yourself motivated is to hold yourself … [Read more...] about Resolution Dilution?
Mrs. 1500 and I are bringing back the Ask The Readers series. Here is how it works: On most Mondays, I'll post a question. Leave an answer, random thought, vulgar insult, dinosaur pic, mindless profanity, favorite vegetarian recipe, or bacon in the Comments section. I'll post my favorite answers and insults the following week. Loco For Buying Local? Every time I … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Are We Loco For Buying Local?
Doughnuts Obscene I usually keep my distance from doughnuts, but I've heard that they're a big deal in Portland where I'll be for spring break. There are two spots that I keep reading about; Voodoo and Blue Star. I have decided that I'll let my guard down and try a doughnut from each. When in Rome and all that sh*t. And to maximize my experience, I decided to do a little … [Read more...] about Half Marathon Training Update #11: Doughnuts Obscene And A Macabre Scene
I’m training for a half-marathon on 3/31. Running is not my strength. I’m a bad, bad runner. But, pushing comfort zones is how we get better in life, so I persist. Every Friday, I publish an update on my training. This is Update #9. Dry Spell My training wasn't at the point where I hoped it would be, so I did the unthinkable. Yes, it's true: I cut out beer. And by beer, I … [Read more...] about Half Marathon Training Update #9: I Can Do This.