Category Archives: Depression

“Am I smart?” is the hardest question in life to answer

Recently while filling out paperwork for some potential teaching assignments, I requested college and high school transcripts to send in with the applications. Looking through my academic record was a bit humbling in many respects. Those Algebra II grades my … Continue reading

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Abandoned places and the wheelhouse of regrets

There’s an old house that sits on one of the most popular running routes that our college team used north of Decorah, Iowa. That house was not in great shape even back then. These days it is close to collapse. … Continue reading

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Depression and dark days aren’t the end-all, be-all

This morning dawned bleak and snowy. Many would be tempted to look outside the window and remark, “What a depressing day.” Ironically, many of us that have dealt with depression in life rather embrace these darker days. Like reverse osmosis, … Continue reading

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Take pride in that aging face

Let’s talk about aging faces. I have no real way of knowing the age of the people who read this blog. There are about 1500 subscribers, and there are some who don’t subscribe but read these words through social media … Continue reading

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Glory Days: Does it matter what we’ve done in the past?

In case you’re not familiar with the term Glory Days, here’s a few lyrics from a Bruce Springsteen song of the same name: I had a friend was a big baseball playerBack in high schoolHe could throw that speedball by … Continue reading

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Cold confessions on an autumn bike ride

Saddling up for a 3:30 ride on a late October day, I thought the gear I’d chosen would serve the purpose of keeping out the chill and the wind. It was fifty degrees outside, on the knot. During the ride, … Continue reading

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Wrestling with fear and purification

One of the things I frankly fear as a writer is “missing the mark.” It happens now and then. Clients are typically frustrated or angered by that outcome. In a worst case scenario, that means going back to the starting … Continue reading

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Transfer of excellence

While many of my peers are retiring or planning to do so in the near future, I have no plans to retire for another ten years or so. There are many reasons for that having to do with career shifts … Continue reading

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Following the sun

We try to make the most of our long summer days when the sun rises early. Several times this summer I walked into our backyard at 4:30 a.m. when the sky was just starting to brighten in the east. It … Continue reading

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Is sugar trending in your feed?

I read a nice blog by a fellow fitness writer today. She does such a nice job of summarizing the problems associated with eating too much sugar, and what to do about it. She noticed a trend toward a desire … Continue reading

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