When you Give Up Too Much for Your Partner

In my past relationships, new hobbies I took up sometimes caused friction. I remember coming home deciding I wanted to start taking boxing, only to face a barrage of attacks. The attacks I faced ranged from attacks on the validity of the sport, to the logistics and cost, all the way to personal attacks on my…

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Forage like you mean it

Grocery and convenience stores have killed our foraging skills It really wasn’t that long ago that people would forage for food daily, even here in America. The conveniences of modern life helped people forget the very important skill of locating food. We no longer need to scout berry plots or gather pecans for protein. Foraging…

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The best Decision Ever Ever Ever!

I married my best friend, partner, and lover on April 15th 2017 If you know me, you know I am not an emotional blabber mouth. …Here I go. I married her because she encourages me to be me. I never feel wanting or that anything is beyond reach. I married her because she helps me…

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Tribulations of the Urinal

Today we went to Loggerhead Marine Life Center. While there I briefly faced one of the few things that gross me out immensely. Fortunately, it is something I usually only face on road trips or visits to bars, which are rare. Loggerhead Marine Life Center, the place we took the kids today, is known for rescuing,…

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What Lasik Surgery is Like

Every time we are backpacking in the woods I am more thankful than ever that I had lasik surgery. I don’t have to worry about breaking my glasses and being half blind in the woods. I don’t have to find a way to keep my contacts clean and taken care of. Instead, I wake each…

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Climate Change Believers You Suck

That’s right climate change believers you suck! I recycle like crazy, walk when I can, commute with a motorcycle reducing emissions, etc, etc, etc. Yet you dismiss my views, interrupt, and even resort to petty insults and for that you suck so much. I’ll admit it, I’m a climate change skeptic [gasp and scream]. Yes I am a skeptic…

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Marathon, a shining example of our flawed healthcare system

An example of what’s wrong with our healthcare system There are numerous problems plaguing our healthcare system. Politicians and the American people can’t agree on most of them. After reading this though, I think most of us can agree that Marathon is clearly in the wrong. Treatment for MD before Marathon Those with muscular dystrophy (MD), a disease…

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10 Ways Cutting out TV Improved My Life

Enjoying the Outdoors: I no longer feel the pull of the couch and my favorite show after dinner. Now when the weather is nice I can sit outdoors, enjoy the sounds of nature, and relax. Reclaiming my Weekends: Not watching TV means I free up four hours every night. Working just an hour and a…

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Divorce is Not a Dirty Word

If you read headlines regarding divorce you will conclude that the quality of marriages is falling dramatically and record numbers of divorces are ruining family life. Divorce will be seen as the big evil and something to be avoided at all costs. You may look back at bygone generations and the supposed idyllic marriages our…

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Actions>Words When Promoting Climate Science

Those of us who accept the scientific consensus on climate change are often flabbergasted by those who still deny the science. We think they must be ignorant of the facts, stubborn, or worse. How can they not cannot grasp the urgency of the situation, the risks to our way of life, and to life itself….

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