An update on my weekend checklist and how we treat mental health

Well that went well. I was able to do pretty much everything on the checklist (though the walk ended up being replaced by some other exercise. Plus walking/pushing the lawnmower…) and I feel great. One of the things I’m really pleased with is that I spent so much time outside. After this awful winter we […]

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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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Ten things to do to feel better when you’re depressed

I thought I’d share some of the things I do when I know my depression is creeping up on me. They won’t apply to everyone and everyone’s experience with depression is unique, but if there are two or three things on this list that you find work for you that’s great! I also want to […]

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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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All right! Under 200 lbs!

 So I weighed myself this morning and for the first time in a long time I’m under 200 lbs. How’d that happen? The answer is simple, but putting it into practice hasn’t always been so easy.

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Busting the gut and the butt, aka, getting in shape again.

I’ve never been skinny (well, not as an adult. As a toddler I was a rail). But in high school and early on in college I wasn’t heavy, and you could say I had an average body type. Not any more. Starting in college and then in the years following my butt and my gut […]

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