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Carbs are a gateway drug!

For the better part of my adult life, my diet has consisted of rice, bread, pasta and cheese. If it (or a majority of its ingredients) didn’t come from a can or a box, I likely didn’t eat it. Vegetables didn’t exist in my diet unless they were cooked as part of a casserole, and only then if I couldn’t see/taste/identify them. I was not the pillar of health.

Despite my ignoramus level stupid eating habits, my blood pressure, cholesterol, etc were fine. It seemed that aside from being about 100 pounds overweight, I was healthy (and as big as) a horse. That all changed 3 weeks ago.

Go see the Doctor part 2: Cardiac Boogaloo!

I know, I know, I haven’t written in a long time. Life has seriously gotten in the way of many things that I enjoy. Here I am though, writing like nothing has happened because hey… blogosphere. Many moons ago I wrote a piece about getting checked out by a doctor on a regular basis. Keeping […]

Initiative 2012

This has been a crazy year for me, lots of ups and downs emotionally but most interesting in the work world. I am, if anything, cliche so I thought I would do a quick year in review and talk about my goals for 2012. Why should you care about my goals in 2012, why wouldn’t you?

From the Toy Box

Everyone loves toys! From now on, I’ll occasionally offer up a review of a sex toy that is user friendly and not intimidatingly scary. :)

Condolences: Sharing Warmth in the Face of Loss

Although this is usually a festive time of year, there will always be someone you know for whom the holiday season brings sadness or grief due to the recent death of a loved one, or the annual memory of that loss. I’d like to take this opportunity to share some thoughts with you about the subtle and gentle art of offering condolences.

New Years Resolutions as a Couple

It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on where your life has taken you over the past 12 months, and where you want it to take you over the next 12. Many people take this time to come up with New Year’s Resolutions that will help them change the course of their life for next year. Whatever it is, it will help if you and your spouse work together on your resolutions.

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  • The Ten Commandments

    The Ten Commandments

    I thought I would give you a few of my commandments for a commanding performance in the sack… or otherwise. Always consult your doctor before starting any kind of rigorous activity… So like the bearded leader before me ( who also worked with tablets….) I bring you my Ten Commandments

  • Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse - Part 4 - the 'Afterparty'

    Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse – Part 4 – the ‘Afterparty’

    Alright, the gifts are purchased, wrapped, presented, and unwrapped. The last people have left the last shindig, and the kids are finally asleep in bed. Phew! I know your first instinct is to turn into a TV or computer zombie and let the peace of the END of the Holidays wash over you before the New Year celebrations kick in – but I think that there is one more little ‘party’ you need to attend. The “just me and my spouse” party.

  • Surviving the Holidays with your Wife - Part 3 - Events

    Surviving the Holidays with your Wife – Part 3 – Events

    Whether it’s the employer’s Holiday Function, a Latke Party, Cookie Party, or Family Function, danger can lurk anywhere. Not that the December Holidays should sound too much like October, but sometimes ghosts and ghouls would be a nice reprieve from an eternal evening with the in-laws. This is where you and your wife need to have a plan and work together.

  • Surviving the Holidays with your Wife - Part 2 - Gifts for your Wife

    Surviving the Holidays with your Wife – Part 2 – Gifts for your Wife

    Having trouble finding the perfect gift for your wife? We’re here to help!

  • You Can Do It! Confidence is a mental process that can be developed.

    You Can Do It! Confidence is a mental process that can be developed.

    I have been told that confidence is sexy, possibly the sexiest trait one can have. While I can’t imagine women fawning over a very confident balding man with a weak chin and thin arms, it can’t hurt to show a little, amirite? Where does it come from and how does one project confidence? Is confidence […]

  • On Autism

    On Autism

    Since Amanda and I spent two GH-days waxing poetic about the benefits of vaccination, I thought it was appropriate to dedicate a follow-up article to autism. Of course, this not because autism is related to vaccinations, but because it isn’t.

  • Does Timing Affect Saving Your Child and the World?

    Does Timing Affect Saving Your Child and the World?

    On Monday, when the first article about vaccinations was published, there was a great deal of conversation on our respective Facebook pages, mostly surrounding the issue of the timing of vaccinations, and the potential risks of offering too many vaccinations at one time. A good deal of the information about why physicians, parents, and public health officials might want to consider adjusting the timing of vaccines during infancy came from Denise Shepler, RN BSN. Denise has four years of experience in maternal/neonatal nursing. With her permission, I have summarized her thoughts here.

  • Save Your Child, Save The World. Part 2: Public Health

    Save Your Child, Save The World. Part 2: Public Health

    Today, we want to address how vaccines work as a public health measure; in other words, keeping us all healthy as a community, country, and world population.

  • Save Your Child, Save The World. Part 1: The Science

    Save Your Child, Save The World. Part 1: The Science

    Want to know how getting a shot can contribute to your own well-being and to that of the world at large?

  • Diamonds: Keeping the Commitment Through Material Goods

    Diamonds: Keeping the Commitment Through Material Goods

    Human beings, being smart and adaptive little monkeys, came up with many different methods to reinforce the stability of marriage and fidelity that didn’t involve an angry father and uncle burying a husband in a shallow grave a safe distance from the water supply.

  • Diamonds:  A Diamond is Forever?

    Diamonds: A Diamond is Forever?

    The argument has been heard throughout jewelery stores, shopping malls, kitchen tables and bedrooms for decades. “A diamond is forever! Receiving one is what every woman expects and deserves and that’s how it always has been!” Not so fast there, historian! The truth is this…

  • Diamonds:  Girl's Best Friend or Something Darker?

    Diamonds: Girl’s Best Friend or Something Darker?

    Is a diamond really forever?

  • From Abby Dryer to Marvin Gaye

    From Abby Dryer to Marvin Gaye

    The internet tells me that the definition of racy is “lively, entertaining, and sexually titillating.” Well that sounds mighty nice, doesn’t it now?

  • Pleats are the devil's vents.

    Pleats are the devil’s vents.

    This one is going to be short but I think I have been writing some serious stuff lately so I thought I would break it up with a little more light hearted and quick entry. Pleated dress pants are like the mom jeans of the men’s world.  I don’t know why they still exist, it should […]

  • What Stay-at-Home Wives Need to Understand about their Husbands

    What Stay-at-Home Wives Need to Understand about their Husbands

    What a lot of stay-at-home-moms don’t understand is that our husbands work that much harder to earn more money so that we can have the choice to work at home.

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