Monday, September 16, 2019

Carpe Diem... Las Vegas

NASCAR ~ 1 Truex 12 A. Dillon 23 Wallace 24 McDowell 32 Yeley

What needs to be done?

Physical therapy

Walk

Scripture study

Edits

Read

Eat healthy

Good sleep

Errands

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 483

~ Air conditioning

~ Cooler weather

~ Finished re-write

~ Inspiring friends

~ God's grace

Saturday, September 14, 2019

End of the Week Follow Up

How'd I do?

Physical therapy ~ Done

Walk ~ Done

Scripture study ~ Done

Write ~ Done

Read ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ No and Yes

Good sleep ~ No and yes

Errands ~ Done

Make something fun ~ Chocolate Chip Cookies and Texas Roadhouse Rolls and Butter

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Friday, September 13, 2019

Brain Dump

This was posted on a friend's social media. I politely chose not to respond. They're allowed to believe what they want. I'm not the thought police. I needed to explore each topic, to explain to myself what I believe and why:


3. I believe education should be affordable and accessible to everyone. It doesn't necessarily have to be free (though it works in other countries so I'm mystified as to why it can't work in the US), but at the end of the day, there is no excuse for students graduating college saddled with five- or six-figure debt.

Please list the countries offering free education. Keep in mind that no government on the planet creates anything, so make sure to investigate where the money comes from. Before rattling off countries like England and Scandinavian countries, research taxes and costs of living. England is the most recent to announce they can't afford the programs.

Students choose the debt. They research what school they want to attend, how much it costs, and apply. No one forces them to attend high-priced schools. Many students choose to go into debt for a useless degree; they choose to pursue a line of study with no available jobs. They plan no further than a degree. A degree is not magical. Or they choose a field knowing the pay is low and yet somehow expect to be paid significantly more.

College is not for everyone. Assuming everyone should go to college is narrow-minded. Why should someone who chose to not go to college, because they they decided it wasn't worth it or weren't interested, be required to pay for another person's education? Not all jobs require a college degree.

Why aren't universities held accountable for their product? I know of a university president who says that colleges should be run like a business. Please tell me where a student can get a refund for a degree they can't use? If you can't ask for a refund for a useless or faulty product, it isn't a business.

As long as government is involved in education, the cost will continue to escalate because the schools  have decided that government will pay for it. It's free! The money from the government comes from the American taxpayer. Always.

College is not a right. Education does not require college. In fact, education doesn't require school. More non-college online classes exist than anyone could watch in a lifetime.We have more books available at our fingertips than anyone could possibly read in a thousand years.

I know highly educated people who haven't the sense to come out of the rain and high school dropouts who have made  millions. I know people who've gone to trade school and are doing well for themselves and people who have engineering degrees slopping pigs because they can't find a job. I've had teachers with PhDs who can't put together a coherent sentence and people who've never gone to college who've taught me lessons I'll value the rest of my life.

Stop making excuses for poor choices.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

REAL Week 528

REAL - Reduce stress Exercise Adequate sleep Lower caloric intake

What Navy SEALs are required to do to make it into BUD/S:
Right up front: Never in a million years could I do what is required. However, I needed to start somewhere. Considering how fit the SEALs are, I figured it was a good place to start. My pushups are against the wall.

Using 1, 2, and/or 4-lb weights:
PT ~ Physical therapy
UBP ~ Upper body exercises, pushups, and chair sits against the wall

SEALFit shared some good hints I want to learn and remember:

6: 1/2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x5 Stretch

7: 1-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x5 Stretch

8: Rest

9: 1-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x5 Stretch

10: 1/2+ mile walk PT UBP 0-lb 
x5 Stretch

11: 1-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x5 Stretch

12: 1/2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x5 Stretch

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

One Day Follow Up

How'd I do, so far?

Physical therapy ~ So far so good

Walk ~ So far so good

Scripture study ~ So far so good

Read ~ I was baking

Eat healthy ~ Good except for the rolls, which were yummy

Good sleep ~ Ugh

Errands ~ Not yet

Make something fun ~ Chocolate Chip Cookies and Texas Roadhouse Rolls and Butter

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Monday, September 9, 2019

Carpe Diem... Indianapolis

NASCAR ~ 3 Wallace 12 A. Dillon 17 McDowell 26 Yeley 27 Truex

What needs to be done?

Physical therapy

Walk

Scripture study

Read

Eat healthy

Good sleep

Errands

Make something fun

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 482

~ Air conditioning

~ New book by a favorite author

~ Awesome friends

~ Less drainage from my ear

~ God's grace

Saturday, September 7, 2019

End of the Week Follow Up

How'd I do?

Physical therapy ~ Done

Walk ~ Done

Scripture study ~ Done

Re-writes ~ More done

Read ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ Done

Good sleep ~ Yes and No

Errands ~ Done

Make something fun ~ Putting it off another week

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm