Category: Catholic Stuff

Lent, Part 1: Slow Start, Reboot

Here’s what I said I would do for Lent… Fast on Fridays. Meaning, after dinner on Thursday until Saturday breakfast, nothing but coffee, water, or tea. That’s about 35-40 hours of intermittent fasting. Catholics were doing this intermittent fasting thing way before it became… Continue Reading “Lent, Part 1: Slow Start, Reboot”

Pictures with Santa

My wife decided years ago that every year, on the morning of Christmas Eve, we would get pictures with Santa. The city of Birmingham, Michigan has a lovely downtown, the loveliest that tax money and exorbitant rent can buy, and has a picturesque central… Continue Reading “Pictures with Santa”

In Defense of My Podcast Obsession

I’m not the only guy on the planet obsessed with Podcasts. It’s entirely possible that I spend, at a minimum, listening to 10-hours worth each week. It’s also possible I’m lying about that number so when my wife, boss, or Dad reads this they… Continue Reading “In Defense of My Podcast Obsession”

Dad Diary: My Lenten Letter to My Children

Yes, I had a pazcki for breakfast. Yes, I’m going to eat my favorite fast food for lunch. Yes, I’m going to have an Old Fashioned this evening, but it’s Fat Tuesday, for heaven’s sake. However, tomorrow, with the first day of Lent, it’s… Continue Reading “Dad Diary: My Lenten Letter to My Children”

OK. I’ll Try Meditation

A few things are universal in the self-help and coaching world. Exercise daily Avoid starches and sugars Sleep at least 7-hours each night Meditate I’ve tried meditating. It’s difficult. My brain is the kind of brain that never stops. During the guided meditation session… Continue Reading “OK. I’ll Try Meditation”

Dad Diary: Save Me from My Son

I was going to title this Blog post “Child Abuse” and then cleverly explain that my child is kicking my butt, but that seemed horrible. But truly, my son is kicking my butt. Humbling me. Yet, motivating me. Do you remember my Project 44?… Continue Reading “Dad Diary: Save Me from My Son”

Alzheimer’s

My biggest fear in life is Alzheimer’s disease. It runs in my family. It took my Grandma away from us. My Dad is involved in an ongoing study and he worries about it (and I think he shows he has a gene that makes him… Continue Reading “Alzheimer’s”

The Pomodoro Technique and My Personal Q2

In the business world, you’re measured by months and quarters. Quarterly sales numbers. Quarterly reviews. Quarterly celebrations and bonuses. Oh how we love quarters. You only need 2-cents for this bit of coolness. Q1, for me, wasn’t my best. I sucked at my New… Continue Reading “The Pomodoro Technique and My Personal Q2”

Good Habits. Bad Habits.

Our lives change when our habits change. It’s time to start good habits that will take the place of, and push out, the bad habits out of my life. At least, that’s what Best Lent Ever suggests, today. Each day, Best Lent Ever offers some guidance… Continue Reading “Good Habits. Bad Habits.”

A Too Long Lent Post

About this time of year, there’s never a shortage of Blogs about Lent. Like this one, detailing nineteen things you can give up for Lent that “aren’t chocolate.” I’m going to review the list daily throughout Lent, and then a buncha other stuff. For… Continue Reading “A Too Long Lent Post”