Speed Bumps

Speed Bumps are created to slow us down.  Not to stop us but to simply provide a hindrance.  We typically find them in place for safety reasons, places where going too fast can be dangerous, like apartment or office complexes. … Continue Reading →

50 Mile Walk – a week later

It has been a week after my 50 mile walk.  The outcome?  I would not suggest doing this, at least not the way I did it.  This “achievement” has basically stolen a week of my life. I am not sure… Continue Reading →

MayDay 50 – A Challenge in Discomfort

I have been hearing a lot lately about growing and improving through discomfort (ala Wim Hof, intermittent fasting, exercise, etc.). What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  Well, I never felt like I was going to die but I believe… Continue Reading →

Good Builds

There is just something great about building things.  Putting something together, something that is functional and improves your life and/or the life of others.  Sometimes building can be fun, sometimes it is a chore, often it is a challenge but… Continue Reading →

The Tale of Two Trails

A couple of weeks ago I went hiking in the Shenandoah National Park.  That Saturday, I ended up hiking two different trails.  The first was up to Mary’s Rock (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/marys-rock-via-appalachian-trail-north-approach) and the other was down to the Hazel Falls (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/hazel-falls-and-caves). … Continue Reading →

Empty Nest – Week 5?

Could it be the end of  Empty Nest Syndrome?   This past weekend we had a chance to hang out with the boys.  We met them in Leesburg, VA for a wedding (my niece, their cousin).  It was a fun event,… Continue Reading →

Empty Nest – Week 2.75

Little late in posting this, we are almost to the end of week 3! I’ve been trying to keep busy.  So far, I seem to have achieved that for the most part.  Keeping up with my evening workouts and fiddling… Continue Reading →

Empty Nest – Week 1

It has been a little over a week since the Empty Next phase began.  Nine days ago we dropped off my youngest at college to start on his new adventures and expand his independence (and hopefully his mind).  I knew… Continue Reading →

Goal today, Gone tomorrow

For years we have had a soccer goal in our front yard.  I know the neighbors probably hated it (but got used to it).  I am surprised the HOA didn’t give us nasty letters.  And even more amazed that errant… Continue Reading →


Doing laundry the other day I realized how much of my wardrobe is devoted to kids’ sports.  Between high school volleyball and soccer, club soccer and the Richmond Volleyball Club, I have a lot of T-shirts and sweatshirts to “represent”. … Continue Reading →

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