Not Every day is a Good Day

Not every day is a good day. Go out tomorrow and make it better than today. Do it.


Stretching Builds Confidence

I can’t describe the number of times I’ve learned the lesson that new and different things which are just outside my kids’ reach build their confidence.


Consistency is Everything

I can’t expect my FTP to improve when I only put in enough TSS a week to maintain. FTP increase and TSS increase are correlated over time.


Roasted Pumpkin and Cheddar Frittata

Some of the family were skeptical but this frittata was nutritious and delicious. Peel, seed and cut half a butternut squash. Cut into about 3/4in cubes. Cover the pumpkin in olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook in a 425F oven for 25 minutes. Reduce the oven to 400F. In the meantime, dice and cook a[…]


Diversity of PE-OTUS Trump’s Cabinet Nominees

Updated based on data from New York Times tabulation. November 16th. These visualizations represent PE-OTUS Trumps current Cabinet Nominee diversity breakout. If a person was nominated in two cabinet posts, they were counted twice (a nomination). Data considering Ben Carson were removed as he has publicly stated he will not be considered for the cabinet.


Donate to Planned Parenthood in Honor of Someone Else

I wish this was my idea but it came from the twitterverse. You should take action by putting your money where your mouth is – donate to organizations that will be vigilant around issues that are important – but this one was even better. You can donate to Planned Parenthood in honor of someone else.[…]


Hints For Getting Your Congressman To Listen To You

These suggestions are curated from Emily Ellsworth’s twitter feed. I thought they were good, experience based practical suggestions so I’m sharing them. I worked for Congress for 6 years, and here’s what I learned about how they listen to constituents. First, tweeting or writing on Facebook is largely ineffective. I never looked at those comments[…]


Noah says “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE are the three ‘R’s for helping the planet. This BLOG post is an example of REDUCE as it would have been a great way not to use poster board and paper. Here are some examples of each from my own life! Examples of Reduce Shorter Showers Buy in Bulk Turn Off[…]

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Toughness is Built, Not Inherited

I think Chris Carmichael wrote the seminal commentary on this. Essentially, you can always find a reason not to go on a ride or a run – too hot, too cold, too dark, raining, too tired etc. Its only through the┬áchoice of enduring these things is toughness built. For me, with chronic obstructive asthma, every[…]


Strava is Great when you’re Traveling

I learned this in riding in Austin, TX for the first time. A lot of traffic and intimidating roads. Okay, where do you go for 50 miles of cycling? Pull out Strava, do a local search for local athletes and start there. Or take a short ride, look at the flyby’s and see what those[…]