The Emerald Specter 2: Nothing is Special

Leave it to America to claim to be the best at everything and then remove anything special about anything. Win a contest? Tough, everyone gets a ribbon. Finally graduate high school? Big deal, you get a graduation at every single grade these days. Nothing is special anymore, and this mentality is ruining the place for […]

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The Emerald Specter 1: A Perspective

I believe that the time has come for me to just go ahead and have a “catch all” column that fills in what doesn’t really fit in any other category. Welcome to the first edition of “The Emerald Specter.” Other columns that I write have rules, like the column has to center around whatever general […]

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Fitness Specter 26: Stop Being So Macho

Don’t be a dumb ass. Don’t try to impress your wife with your weightlifting prowess by going heavier than you should be lifting. I did that and ended up needing three days off to recover… three days she worked out making me feel bad. She wins. I am a wiener. So, the first night with […]

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Coming soon… very soon…

Coming soon to a website near you is a new experiment that I am going to be testing out. I like writing columns. I like writing stories. I have very little time to dedicate to one or the other, which tends to mean when I do have time that I fuss over which to do […]

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Fitness Specter 25 – The World Conspires Against Me

Jumping back in with both feet sometimes is a terrible idea. As my wife, who now has worked out with weights one day that I haven’t, points out: she’s still able to move without pain and is enjoying the process of weightlifting. I took a night off because I can barely bend over without screaming […]

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Fitness Specter 24 – Old Habits Die Hard

Hello… I’m fat and I have an eating problem. Portion control has always been the bane of my existence. I tend to look at an amount of food and judge that amount as insufficient, whether or not the amount IS actually sufficient. I love the largest meals at restaurants, I can’t help but to finish […]

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Fitness Specter 23 – Dawn of the Day

I’m using the old logo for this one because I haven’t made the new one in the appropriate size yet. Live with it. Today marks the start of a new era for me. As of writing this, I have returned to being just over 300 pounds again and I’m tired of being fat. My move […]

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