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A Ferret Called Wilson

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Life Is Easy

When I was young my mom always said to me, “life is what you make of it!” She would also say, “life is an adventure,” but she always said these things to me when I was upset about something, usually being mistreated by my sisters or dreading going to school. I can’t say the context made for very effective communication of her message.

Now that I’m a grown-up I find myself coming back to these words. Nobody says “life is what you make of it” anymore. Instead, everyone says, “life sucks, and then you die” or “life’s tough, get a grip” or “only the strong survive.” Through my studies I’ve come to know that life is, in fact, what you make of it and if you believe it is going to be hard and miserable, then your belief will become your reality. So I would like to propose an alternative belief: Life is easy and fun. I would also like to invite you to join me in living a funner, easier life. Continue reading “Life Is Easy”

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Why to Bake Your Own Everything

Recently I’ve started baking my own goodies from scratch. Here are some of the reasons:

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Priorities

For years now I have been fighting with various degrees of depression, dejection, loneliness, ennui, and existential terror. I don’t think I’m alone. I don’t think my experience is unordinary. On the contrary, I think most people are lonely; most people are dejected; most people feel an intense lack of purpose in their lives; most people are just worn threadbare and wishing for a break from the unceasing trudgery. In the last three years I’ve made impressive progress in managing my various distresses and I’d like to share them with you.

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How biking makes me feel.

Thirsty for knowledge

On the bus on the way to work today I overheard a little boy asking his mom question after question about everything going on around him. Where are we going? Tachikawa. What is that? A place. What’s a place? It just is. Why did the bus stop? Because the light is red.

The little boy just couldn’t get enough. Everything around him was interesting and new. He was just thirsty for knowledge. Continue reading “Thirsty for knowledge”

Chronic Fatigue & Supplements

For those of you who have been following me for a while, you know that I’ve been fighting with a candida infection for over a year now. I’ve also been fighting with chronic, debilitating fatigue. I have an extremely strong will and if I know I need to get something done, then I can fight through just about anything. It’s probably this will power that has gotten me into the fix that I’m in. Just like with sports, if you push too hard and don’t give yourself adequate rest, eventually you will crash.

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朝の絶望

朝なの。朝は一番私の頭が空回りする。昨日できなかったこと、これからやりたいこと。色々頭の中を飛び回る。

今日は平和を考えている。平和と、人間の現在と未来。どちらも悲しく見えるからね。 Continue reading “朝の絶望”

Un-Hero

I’ve read stories about this woman, Evelyn or something, who made this “amazing transition” from high powered business woman on Wallstreet to top level athlete with now Boehls-Dolman (or however you spell that). She bought her first bike in 2008 and trained at home on the turbo “every night” for a year, debuting in 2009 and winning the US time trial championship in 2010.

…or something like that.

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