Making It Home in Atlanta on January 28, 2014

When I got out of my car, ditched on the side of Old Alabama Road in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, I had been in the car for nearly four hours. I was about to start a 2 mile walk. As I walked home, I started thinking up one of those funny, bad luck/tough luck… Continue reading Making It Home in Atlanta on January 28, 2014

Weekly Commitment: In Bed by Ten

One of the problems with getting up early in the morning is that it doesn’t jive with going to bed late. There are times when I feel compelled to stay up to watch one more episode of some show that I watch but my wife doesn’t. I’ll mute the TV and stay up an additional… Continue reading Weekly Commitment: In Bed by Ten

Choose Progress over Perfection

2, 3, or 4 days out of 7 is better than 0 out of 7. For too long, habits were all or nothing propositions for me. If I didn’t get it right every single day of the week, my effort was a failure. Learning to Appreciate and Build on the Progress My wife and I… Continue reading Choose Progress over Perfection

Starting Well – An Invitation and a Challenge

We all know that making change is much easier in community. Anonymous groups are built on the idea that it takes a community surrounding each individual for consistent change to take hold. One man vs. a bottle results in frustration or worse. One man + a group of fellow strugglers clawing after the same goal… Continue reading Starting Well – An Invitation and a Challenge

My One Word for 2014

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This is the fourth December in a row that I’m participating in the #OneWord365 ritual started by Ms. Alece Ronzino from Grit and Glory. I suppose it’s one of my yearly traditions now since I didn’t have to be reminded to do it. The premise is simple: Choose one word as your main guiding principle, theme,… Continue reading My One Word for 2014