So, having finally got my Exercise/Anti-Goathead Mat last weekend, I finally assayed the Turkish Getup in my backyard.
Actually, to start with, I did what Pavel calls the “Half Getup,” which means after you hoist the weight you push yourself up on one elbow. Thus:
Only you stop halfway.
Even the Half Getup turned out to [...]
So after casting about for a long time I’ve evolved a morning ritual that works quite well for me: get up, feed the critters, do joint-mobilization exercises, then sit down to enjoy my breakfast of coffee and sugar-free red chile cream-cheese fudge while watching anime.
No, it certainly does not suck to be me. [...]
A year ago I came back from a very dark place, speaking figuratively.
And began a new life. In what amounted to a new house.
On February 27th, 2010, I went to the emergency room, and from there into UNM Hospital. Along with life-threatening physical conditions (at least three, in fact) I was diagnosed as suffering from [...]
I used to be ultra-resistant to cold. No more.
I swing my kettlebell; Emma Dog doesn’t help. Fortunately.
… once I’ve walked it.
That’s perhaps the single most important truth I know about my writing. Because of my perfectionist tendencies it’s been the hardest one for me to learn to live by.
Learning to do so is probably the most important way I need to overcome my perfectionism.
I was reminded of this today. I’m well [...]
Today started off very well.
Actually got up when I intended to – my sleep pattern, to give it more dignity than it deserves, got all out of whack when I was finishing off my recent Rogue Angel novel. I’ve had a terrible time trying to get either enough sleep or regular sleep. To one degree [...]