Category Archives: Mission Statement

42-32-22-12-2

On the occasion of my 42nd birthday, I thought I might reflect slightly on the last 40 years. Specifically, what I was doing on my birthday at 42, 32, and 22, 12, and 2.  Those years have been transition years.  … Continue reading

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Problems of a Rambling Mind

I find myself overwhelmed with problems.  Large and small.  In and out of my control. Manageable and unmanageable.  Simple and complex.  It overwhelms my traditional to-do list approach to problem solving.  Actually, that is not entirely true.  What happens is … Continue reading

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On Fatherhood, Twenty Months In.

A two years ago I wrote a blog about fatherhood and my father.  My dad was undergoing knee replacement surgery and I was thinking a lot about him and his influence on my life.  I was newly married and four … Continue reading

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Turning 41. The year of Quo.

Turning 41. The year of Quo. Forty-one is not a mile stone year.  It is just a year to keep on keeping on.  To keep L-I-V-I-N. To just keep swimming.  This is not to say that I don’t have goals … Continue reading

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Moody Morning leads to Emotional Thinking.

Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about how my pets were jerks and they ruined my mood an entire day (see below if you want).  After writing it all out, I realized it was dumb, and I’d written it before.  … Continue reading

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A Physically Active Life

As part of my goal reassessment plan GOGOBEAR, I need to address my physical activity.  I have potato-ish tendencies.  I am not a slug, just my preferred methods of relaxation are reading and watching TV, both of which are preferentially … Continue reading

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A Constructive Life

A Constructive Life From the title it might seem that this portion of the GOGOBEAR mission statement is about living a meaningful life that serves a useful purpose.  But, A-HA I have fooled you with the English language.  This post … Continue reading

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Restarting a Healthier Life

A Healthy Life Let me start out my thinking about goals for a healthier life with a statement: I am never going to be a 145-pound vegan who shops exclusively at Whole Foods.  It is not who I am (if it is … Continue reading

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A Creative Life

I’ve always been creative and always valued creativity.  I love the challenge of using my brain to bring something new into the world.  I like to use my creativity as an outlet for frustrations, anger, insecurity, joy, happiness, amazement (basically … Continue reading

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An Organized Life

GOGOBEAR ACTIVATE:  This is the first of the GOGOBEAR goals to be written.  It will probably be the easiest to write and think about, but the reality of life suggests that it might have the greatest utility in the end. Organization is … Continue reading

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