5 months in

So, here we are 5 months in through the year already. Tomorrow is the first of June and we are less than 3 weeks away from the longest day of the year! How did this happen? How does it go so fast? 5 months ago we still had Christmas decorations up and now we are…

Happy New Year!

23 days. 23 days into this year, and I finally feel like I can breathe. Day 1, of course, was the start of the New Year. Friends, family, pork, and greens. NFL Football. Day 2, was a credited vacation day. The Rose Bowl and watching Penn State. It was a great game, even though we lost.…

Piano Man

  No workout music this morning; continued reading “The Happiness Project” instead. This morning’s first car tune was Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim.” Penned in 1972, I was only 4 years old, and living in Scottsdale, Arizona, driving around in the back of my mom’s brown Ford Pinto. So, in a previous…

The Whole 30

So, let’s talk about this. One of the biggest benefits, THE BIGGEST BENEFIT of working at Penn State is access to its library. I can ask for ANY book in the world, and within days to weeks, I can have it at my fingertips. There are nights when I surf the Internet, find books, request them,…

Faith

The year is 1987. I’m living in State College, Pennsylvania, a sophomore at Penn State, sitting in my friend Bernadette’s apartment. That ass. That ass comes on TV. Those boots! The leather! The stubble! The guitar! How can you miss it? How can you not bounce around, shake your own ass and sing along with…