Make a checklist for a positive weekend

There’s nothing worse than a wasted weekend. Well, that’s not true, there are MUCH worse things than a wasted weekend. But if you’re like me sometimes you’ll find yourself at home on a Sunday evening and think “Damn, I didn’t do ANYTHING this weekend.” It’s happened to me more than I’d care to admit or […]

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A little piece of heaven

I’m lucky enough to live in Skaneateles, New York, home of the eponymous lake that is among the cleanest in the US. It’s also one of the most beautiful (in my opinion) bodies of water I’ve come across. There are few things I enjoy more than getting out on the water, especially in my kayak. […]

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A good session

I met with my therapist this morning and it was one of our most positive and productive sessions yet. We discussed the events of the wedding weekend and being on my own for the next few months. I know I said that I gave myself a “B,” but after our discussion I think I actually […]

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On mindfulness

Yesterday I went for a hike at the Carpenter Falls land trust, about ten miles down Skaneateles Lake in the town of Niles. I was with two of my brothers and my nephew. We had fun, jumping from rock to rock, crossing logs laid over the creek, swinging from heavy vines and looking under rocks […]

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The difference between August and September

If it’s 76 degrees and sunny with just a slight breeze on a Sunday in August you can bet there will be heavy boat traffic at the northern end of Skaneateles Lake, with up to seventy or more boats crowded into Sandy Bay, just south of the Skaneateles Country Club. Wave runners zipping in to jump […]

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A weekend of reflection and recharging.

You may have noticed some posts missing on the blog that I decided to remove. Finding the balance of being open with the depression/anxiety/alcoholism with a respect for family and friends privacy is something I’m still learning when I write these posts. I failed to find that balance with some of my recent posts. So […]

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