Eric Upton

Live. Learn. Run.

New Year, New You

Here’s to a new year, a new you and a new me! I spent a lot of time thinking since the beginning of 2015 about what I wanted to change. Of course, there are all the usual suspects such as “being a better guy“, “losing some weight“, “return to running” (pending a stupid little knee…

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Just Five Minutes & Just For Men

As I pulled into the lot, I saw this extremely gaunt elderly man walking from the parking lot of the Chinese restaurant next door. He was carrying a backpack and three or four brightly colored t-shirts in his left hand.

He was making a bee line toward the CVS entrance.

My first thought was, “Crap. He’s going to ask for money or try to sell me something”.

Ride The Lightening

If you don't know that I'm a Metallica fan by now, we probably aren't that close. So let me clarify: I'm a Metallica fan! The title “Ride The Lightening” seemed appropriate for this post. Have you ever watched lightening chase across the sky? It will run in the clouds. Sometimes it will just be a…

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Renaissance Of Self

I believe that our world suffered a shock to it’s system after the recession hit us several years ago. Well, at least my world did. Ten years ago my focus was financial success. The almighty dollar drove all. It was the symbol of business success. This was the case for many an American. But the…

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One + One = Three

Me being a former Arkansan has nothing to do with my math as noted in the title. It’s just me making a point. (Just explains the poor use of grammar). The point is this: The way I’ve been living my live just doesn’t add up! Confused? Me too. Let me break it down a bit…

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Charity

When one thinks of the word Charity, a few thoughts come to mind. “Crap, they want money again!” “That’s what you do when you want a tax break.“ “You have to have money to give money.“ “I don’t have time to dedicate to such a venture.” Everyone thinks that time and money will be required,…

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