Category Archives: Choosing/Decision-Making

TEDx done, on to rowing in the morning, Harvard the next day

on February 29, 2020 in Choosing/Decision-Making

A quick update on past subjects because it’s a busy weekend. This morning I spoke at TEDxConnecticutCollege, as I wrote about a couple weeks ago. I’m pleased to share that several people described me as professional. They told me to expect about a month for the video. Darn, that’s a long time to wait. sa Tomorrow I’m competing in an indoor rowing competition—the one I wrote about in Old Athletes[…] Keep reading →

My electric bill after a month with the fridge off

on February 9, 2020 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Exercises, Nature, Visualization

A little over a month ago, I wrote in How long can I keep my fridge unplugged? how learning about fermentation and uses of electric power led me to see how long I could last in the winter with my refrigerator unplugged. Deciding to start First, I want to reiterate my process to decide to start the challenge. First the idea to try it came. Then I wondered if it[…] Keep reading →

How long can I keep my fridge unplugged?

on January 3, 2020 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Nature

I love the site Low Tech Magazine, which I consider one of the best on the net. Reading its piece Too Much Combustion, Too Little Fire, the section “Energy Use Compared: Ancient vs. Modern Households” made me think of my food power consumption. It was December and I don’t heat my apartment so it’s cool. Yet my refrigerator was on. As I started to wonder if I could get by[…] Keep reading →

When, specifically, is the best time for evening exercises?

on December 29, 2019 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, SIDCHAs, Stories, Tips

Yesterday’s post answered the best time to exercise in the morning. What if you exercise in the evening too or instead? The beginning of that post—why exercise, listing the benefits, and so on—apply here. No need to repeat everything up to “First things first.” Alternative 1: Just before bed The latest option is to exercise last before going to bed. Many ask if getting your heart rate up might keep[…] Keep reading →

When, specifically, is the best time for morning exercises?

on December 28, 2019 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs, Tips

Say you exercise in the morning. When is the best time for it? First, what’s the point of morning exercises? Fitness? Yes, you can’t leave fitness out, and if you don’t impose on yourself a healthy daily challenging activity, you might expect the point of the specific activity to be the main goal. It’s not—not in the long term. The goals of daily morning exercise include in the long term[…] Keep reading →

If we don’t lower our birth rate nature will raise our death rate.

on November 14, 2019 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Nature

As this phrase—if we don’t lower our birth rate nature will raise our death rate—came out of my mouth in conversation yesterday, I could tell it captured a lot in a few words. I expect I’ll start saying it more and promoting it. It gets to the heart of what we need to do. All research I know of says that we are over the planet’s carrying capacity, which means[…] Keep reading →

Do I ever feel like giving in?

on November 4, 2019 in Choosing/Decision-Making

A friend came over for his first sampling of my famous no-packaging vegetable stew and the show that goes with it. Talking about vegetables, cooking from scratch, and maybe the daily exercise, he asked, “Do you ever feel like giving in?”, which I took to imply meaning getting take-out, eating out, or getting comfort food. The question felt weird. If I think back far enough, I can remember craving the[…] Keep reading →

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