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I only just thought it time to touch base with you fellow writers, exercisers, and fellow life enthusiasts as one year has passed–already–since my last blog entry.

On January 1, 2021, I endeavored to begin blogging daily. I was tired of NOT writing anything and thought blogging might just be what I needed to get my butt in motion again. And guess what? It most certainly did jump start the old engine of my imagination.

Each day, I blog three things: Free The Ocean of Plastic, Word of The Day, and Recipe of The Day.

Depending on what is happening in life, I’ll add other content.

Where am I blogging these bits of great content you ask? You can find my daily blog posts at:

The website is currently under construction as you will see. I have also endeavored to learn a bit about Computer Science (which was my first major the first time around in college back in the early 1980’s).

I figure it time to learn something that has existed in my brain’s file system for far too long without ever being accessed until now. Learning is something I thrive in. I try to learn things constantly from other humans and the world in general.

Back in 2012 when I first started this blog:, I was well into my second and third novels. None of which have been published–yet. While I wrote those thousands upon thousands of words, I gained a whole lot of mass, especially around my mid-section! Ha!

Looking back, I now know first hand what to do and what not to do. I now have a stand up desk as well as a sit down desk and several other travel desks. I have remained committed to exercise, in my case running; especially trail running up as many hills as I can comfortably ascend.

Currently I am training harder than average as I am heading into the wilderness for some serious hiking–some trail running depending on my partner.

So as you can see, I have a lot to say and have only scratched the surface.

I wish you all an awesome day! And please, visit me at my website: if you feels so inclined.

Too, feel free to leave me comments here at:



PPT California
Trail Running Quick Break to take in the beauty!

Photographs property of: 2021

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September 24, 2021 · 10:22 am

Just this morning, I thought, : I think I am done trying to force myself to write again.”

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September 7, 2020 · 11:48 am

Today is the day, good people of earth, to get out there and vote–please.

Here’s a cool link for you to find more information about Voting–our right, our privilege to Vote.

So please, get out there and just do it.

Thank you and I hope you have a productive and purposeful day.

Cheer & Good Things!

Vote Please

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November 6, 2018 · 4:53 am

Healing an injury
can be a challenging and frustrating situation thus it is vital to remember to allow yourself to heal properly. 
I like to think of it as my body talking to me, perhaps even telling me to slow down. Whatever it takes to heal, just do it. Be kind to your body cause it does a lot of work for us from the inside out on a daily basis: it never gets to take a break.
Do this: breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth a few times before you get angry with your injury.
Good things to us all! 

Until the next time๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

Good to be able to walk

Calming the frustration


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July 8, 2016 · 10:41 am

Cross training helps get me into better shape by making me stronger and able to go farther. Hiking fast up steep hills/fartleking is an incredible natural high. Most times, I just can’t get enough.

Until our next encounter, this is Yoli singing off from one of my many paradises! 

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July 7, 2016 · 9:52 pm

Race day here and gone…

Here I come slowly yet surely

There I am, see the person with the number? Yeehaw! I feel fantastic and accomplished. Though I came in two minutes after the three-hour mark, I’m still proud of myself.

I must admit that I almost threw in the towel at mile ten. Yes, my moderate injury began to get the best of my psyche. Making matters more intense, the Fluid and water stations were out of cups–NO! Yes. Oh yes indeed. This was after stopping twice and walking for several minutes contemplating failure to complete the race.

Instead of allowing the anger rushing through me to cancel me out all together, I used said anger to plunge on to the finish line . Consequently–in a strange way–I’m grateful I became angry.

Now it’s time to plan for my next race, only this time I’ll run for a different cause, a more meaningful one, and fair far better both mentally and physically.

Until the next time, I wish you all well and achievement of your own goals.

Ciao for now,


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Okay, so I haven’t found the balance…

Here it is almost one month later, and I haven’t found the balance between running and writing…. How difficult can it be? Cheese and rice! I mean, why can’t i write and run? It’s a rhetorical question as I know the answer to that one: Just sit in The Chair before you run!

Wishing you all great balance with little to no confusion or regrets.




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