February 4th, 2009
Date taken: February 4, 2004 | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Five years ago today: I used to teach a short-lived class in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania at a small computer store. The class typically consisted of basic software instructions like Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook training. We also covered some larger topics like the Internet and eBay.
For a few weeks in a row I taught a class to a team of women that worked at a few local Curves, a women’s only health club, on Microsoft Office and basic Windows-related tasks. We covered how to create schedules, print-outs for the various things they needed, and other specific-needs to Curves.
Forgive me, ladies, for not having your names on file somewhere. Though I do remember that a few of you were against being in a photograph at all, so I thank you for letting me take one of you anyway.
August 27th, 2008
An inspiring story of a morning run byÂ Dylan F. Tweney, whose training to run a full marathon and was having trouble getting passed the 14-mile mark.
“Training for a marathon, it turns out, is an exercise in mind control and reality creation. [...]Â To make it work, you have to play all kinds of games to keep yourself engaged and to make yourself believe that you can keep running. Like telling yourself that you are a strong runner, that you love running, that you really like those hills.”
In this account he recalls a particular morning run where he does get passed the 14-mile mark, recalls the finer details of the run all the way down to the variousÂ aurorasÂ he took in during the run. Â He also talks about the mind game that running actually is, the wildlife in his California territory that he sees, and the way it feels to succeed at running.
Source:Â One deer, one owl in flight, six or eight rabbits, and 17 miles..