So there is this thing called a blog

So there is this thing called a blog, and I’ve been absent, as you might have noticed. Partly because I’ve lost interest in writing and riding. Funny how those are similar in the audible sense. It’s just that time of year, I guess and my current physical state really hasn’t gotten any better. If anything,... Read more »

This is what Dave’s perfect day would be like

This is what Dave’s perfect day would be like. After a good night’s sleep, I would be awoken ever so softly by the kisses of my bride, whispering in my ear, “Sweetheart, it’s time to get up. I made your breakfast for you because you have a big day ahead.” I would make my way... Read more »

Eating healthy should be a no brainer

Eating healthy should be a no brainer. But for me, when it comes to fueling my body properly, it’s usually no Bueno. I understand all the benefits of clean eating, but being addicted to fast food, it’s hard to stay focused and committed to a new lifestyle of clean eating. It started at an early... Read more »
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Tony Stewart cleared of manslaughter charges

I don’t care who you are, a death in racing is still a tragedy. This comes in the recent news of Tony Stewart cleared of manslaughter charges in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. I understand, racing is racing. There will be retaliation, spin outs and what not. Tony in his earlier career was not... Read more »

Buyer's remorse; my rant

Used to be, when you made a purchase, either large or small, if you didn’t like it, you could return it with no questions asked. Seems like lately, though, when you do make a large purchase, the merchant, whether local or regional, isn’t too concerned about your satisfaction and keeping you as a loyal customer as... Read more »

When an obstacle can be a good thing

My wife and I have been training for a local charity ride called The Pumpkin Pedal. It’s sponsored by the Special Olympics of Illinois, and it’s a nice way to give back to those who need it. It’s also a family fun event. During this training, we have been doing well and staying on track. I’m... Read more »
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4 easy tips to stay on track with your training

4 easy tips to stay on track with your training
Face it, we’ve all been there before. You need to lose a few pounds, or you just want to start getting in shape, and you’re all gung-ho in the beginning, but then you find yourself back at the beginning: nothing lost, possibly more gained. So I’ve created a list: 4 easy tips to stay on... Read more »

Taking a break at work

Taking a break at work seems like a simple enough idea. In fact, we are allotted, per the state, two 15-minute breaks and one half hour lunch break, so you would think that as a 9-1-1 dispatcher I would be excited to get out of the center for a little “me” time. I did….when I... Read more »

You've wandered into my life and moved my soul: En Francais

Just for fun (and Romance sake) here is the French version Ma chérie Sexy Beast, J’espère que cette lettre vous trouvera de repos bien après notre long week-end ensemble. C’était un week-end de victoires et de défaites, et à travers tout cela, vous avez été celui qui m’a aidé à me pousser à des endroits... Read more »
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You've wandered into my life and moved my soul

My darling Sexy Beast, I hope this letter finds you resting well after our long weekend together. It was a weekend of triumphs and defeats, and through it all, you were the one that helped me push myself to places I hadn’t been. You’ve wandered into my life and moved my soul. Though seeing your... Read more »