This is the third month of "the new tim" regimen. In many ways it is going so much better than I had hoped, in others not so brightly.
Physically, I am thrilled with my progress, and effort. This is the start of my third month of exercise. And each week I push myself a little harder, and I feel so much better. Part of it is, probably, the healthier diet, vegetables and fruit with almost every meal, and the addition of a multi-vitamin as part of my evening pill popping adventure, which has now reached 4, and sometimes 5, if I take Ibuprofen (only sometimes).
I need that discipline in other areas of my life, I am still not dedicated enough to writing, and researching. Research is almost lackadaisical, ad-hoc, inconsistent, built around the things I want to study. To expedite this, and build good habits, I have started a new blog, located here,
It will be a jumping off point for all of my research into the past to support a novel I have decided to write, about a scientist, time travel, ancient, and future armies, the potential destruction of a treasured national landmark, and several small towns in Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa, and South Dakota.
My cousin Mike has a Facebook page about a book he is writing, and I may try that, I don't know. I have enough trouble with focus, and one more thing to update would probably be too distracting.
Sitting here, thinking about this, the question that keeps hammering away, pounding, and burning "why?" Who knows, maybe it is the new Urban Armor case for the Surface Pro 3 (a wonderful computer, and a fantastic cover) it makes sense, trying to justify that purchase, almost $70.00 ($69.99). Maybe it is the new iPhone app, TextExtractor, which is fantastic, and free, it can scan text and save it as text, which seems like it should be easy, apparently it is not, though.
Maybe it is a midlife crisis, I love my wife, my car and my kids, so I need to do something to prove I am not old.
Maybe it is a natural phenomenon, a longing for recognition, seeking a small amount of immortality, some dream of not being forgotten. Maybe this is not unique, at all, maybe everybody wants these things. Well, they can start their own blog, this one is mine.
Or better yet, they can write guest posts for my new blog, located here. It is now accepting guest posts about historic battles, armies or conquests. If you have a post you would like to add, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It should be accurate, and focus mostly on tactics, strategy, weaponry, and leadership. The human costs were terrible, and the suffering was immense, but I would rather not cover that part.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
The more things change.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.