A '59 Seconds' Exercise in Motivation and a 2010 Resolution

For a couple of weeks in 2008, during the peak of training for the Chicago Marathon, I was at my target weight: 165 pounds. Given the aftermath of all the running I did in 2008, 2009 was not a great year for running. I'm back on track now, though, and eagerly looking forward to the NYRR Manhattan half-marathon in a couple of weeks. I'm recommitting myself to achieving my target weight, and I'm using the steps outlined in the Motivation chapter of 59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot to focus my efforts. It's a fun book that I highly recommend. The key steps include: 1. Identify the overall goal 2. Create a step by step plan to achieve the goal (including specifics on how each step will be achieved and how you will reward yourself as each step is achieved. 3. Specifically identify the benefits of achieving the goal. 4. Tell lots of people about your goal. That's what's happening here, by the way..... For more background, check out this post on Wiseman&

Funny Story From The Sandwich Fish Hatchery

Trout Eating A Fish Pellet A couple of days ago we had a fun visit to the state fish hatchery in Sandwich, MA. It's a fun excursion if you are in the area. My friend Phyllis sent me a story from the Cape Cod newspaper about a seal who (happily) found the hatchery last January. Seal Finds Trout Buffet at Sandwich Hatchery And here's a video of the story:

Can you help? Need a name for a chocolate lab......

Exciting news - we'll be adding a new family member in a few weeks - a chocolate lab. Lots of discussion about potential names, so I figured I'd get some input from all of you. Please vote on your favorite name, and let me know via the comments if you have any other suggestions. Quizzes by

Sarah Sk8s

There's a Sk8 park here in Chatham. Here's a short video of Sarah mastering the craft.....

A Time of Wonder - A Story by SAW

Sarah has written another story..... As with Good and Bad Cats, A Story By SAW , I encourage you to use the full screen view to best enjoy the story.

Good And Bad Cats - A Story By SAW

Sarah wrote this terrific story about our family's two cats and I wanted to share it with all of you. I encourage you to use the full screen view so you can fully appreciate Sarah's work. Enjoy!

ILVTOFU - Naughty or Nice?

It's much better with the picture I saw this morning on CNN, but here's a funny story about a Colorado woman's attempt to get a vanity license plate.... Colorado Nixes Woman's ILVTOFU Vanity Plate