An update of my personal Bucket List

Here’s an update on the progress of my personal bucket list.  Items I’ve done are crossed out.  32 out of 100 is pretty good!

  1. Start a blog.
  2. Fix an engine.
  3. Backpack through Europe.
  4. Attain a Black Belt in Karate. Continue reading

My New Tumblr Blog, MoveToFit

In a move towards simplicity and minimalism, I will be concentrating on shorter posts.  My tumble blog,, is full of bite sized pieces of chewy ideas.  There you can find my latest thoughts on everything from altruism to zen.  Please enjoy the welcome note:

Welcome to my Tumblr! This will be a bucket for creative brain vomits of all types. You can find my latest thoughts and discoveries on fitness, minimalism, entrepreneurship, creativity, writing, art, personal growth and spirituality. In essence, its an eclectic potpourri of high impact thinking.      Go there now!

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Sucker Free January


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Sugar sugarby dhammza
Today was my birthday.  I ate salmon spinach burritos with my family after an intense yoga workout.  Dessert rolled around, happy birthday was sung, but there was no cake!  Not one candle.  Not one ounce of frosting to swipe a finger into when no one was looking. Continue reading

Tough Love and the Protestant Work Ethic


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Photo by Darcy McCarty

“Work hard, play hard.”  – My father’s life motto.

Numerous times during my life I have heard the expression “Protestant Work Ethic” to describe someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty.  In a sentence it communicates drive, persistence, and willingness to work.  I’ve also heard discussions about why the Protestant Work Ethic is ruining our society.  It prevents people from relaxing, keeps them from family, causes ulcers and rocky marriages.  It makes life difficult for everyone involved.  For The Protestant Work Ethic to be a universally positive trait, we need to re-define what it means to work. Continue reading

4 Minute Workouts: Reality or Hype? [Part 1]


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pic by johnthescone

The biggest challenge in starting the fitness habit is time.  People just don’t seem to have enough time to begin.  One solution is spend less time working out.  This immediately begs the question: Is it possible to get an effective workout in a short time?  The answer is an unequivocal yes. Continue reading

How to Become the Most Interesting Man in the World


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MIMitWThe police often question him just because they find him interesting.  He’s been known to cure narcolepsy just by walking into a room.  His reputation is expanding faster than the universe.  He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels.  His legend precedes him the way lightning precedes thunder.  His charm is so contagious vaccines have been created for it.  His personality is so magnetic he is unable to carry credit cards.  Even his enemies list him as their emergency contact number.  People hang on his every word, even the prepositions.  He lives vicariously through himself. He is… The Most Interesting Man in the World. Continue reading

Bogotá: The Perfect Place to Master Spanish


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courtesy of tijszwinkels

Recently my half forgotten high school Spanish received a steroid shot right to the buttocks.  Let me explain; I visited Bogotá, Colombia.  Spending a week in the country did more for my Spanish than months of schoolwork.  Traveling to a foreign country seems to be the ideal way to learn a language.  Why is that? Continue reading