What doesn’t kill you

We’ve all heard this before: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Except: no. It’s not inherently or necessarily true. So many things that literally or figuratively try to kill us don’t leave us better or stronger. Cancer didn’t kill me. (Hooray!) Am I stronger? Certainly not physically. I trained with a trainer for several … Read more

Goal-setting, goal-pursuing, and real life

With most things, there’s a fine line between “not hardcore” and “too many excuses.” Setting a reasonable, realistic goal is critical in walking this line. For most people most of the time, “hardcore” is not the way to go. It’s not sustainable. If you’re in a situation where it’s critical to be all in and … Read more

My photography journey, continued

I’ve been spending a little time each week taking pictures. I bought into an online photography class and get a 10- to 20-minute lesson each week with a homework assignment. So far, the explanations are good and sometimes help clarify things I didn’t realize I needed clarified. When I get farther into it, if still … Read more