Eric Upton

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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”.

Father Forgets

This is just a simple post of another’s letter. “Father Forgets” was authored by W. Livingston Larned. Struck a chord with me. Please share… Listen, son; I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. I have stolen into…

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Dealing With Anxiety

Sorry, couldn’t resist a goofy picture of a cat…

This post has a more serious tone than most. Especially for me.

If you’ve ever met me, you know I can be an emotional roller coaster. That is likely an understatement.

I’m downright crazy sometimes.

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Doing The Right Thing

I had a conversation with a friend the other morning about the successes (and short comings) of a recent running event I helped put together. If you read my last post, I talked about my focus being a little skewed toward money. Basically using it as a benchmark of my performance. I guess it is…

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Bring Me To Life

I’ve had a bit of a challenge being consistent in my writing. To be clear, I write more for my own benefit than anything else. It’s my way of putting my random thoughts to pen and trying to make sense of them. Now for my most recent mental rumblings… _____________________________ My topic today is life:…

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Lifting The Fog

How I Quit Smoking You know I smoked for about 22 years. I started when I was the age of 15.  I had a good friend of mine who talked me into trying it. Having the addictive personality that I do, I thought “Why not?”. I got that funny little light-headed buzz and thought “Hey,…

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2011

Ok gang! Welcome back to the blog and the New Year for me! So much to talk about… Where I’m headed. Where this blog is headed. Needless to say, large doses of ‘Focus’, ‘Consistency’ and ‘Determination’ are in order for this to work. Here’s the rundown by category: Health & Fitness Run a Half Marathon by…

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