My Name is Jessie

Many, many moons ago, on a cold December day, George and Lela Graybill gave birth to their second daughter and named her, Jessie. Not Jessica, just Jessie after one of her great-aunts.  The name, “Jessie”, in Hebrew means wealthy. Instead of being called Jess, for short, my mom called me, JJ. As a young adult, my … More My Name is Jessie

A Life of Adventure

I’ve heard many times that life is a journey and it’s not all about the journey, but the destination. I see much truth in this. However, I believe life, the human experience, is more of an adventure. The moment we are born our adventure begins. We go on journeys during our great adventure.  A journey … More A Life of Adventure

Perfect Timing

We tell God, or the universe, or karma, to use us, then we get upset because we don’t like the assignment. Guess what? It doesn’t work that way. When you become the instrument or chosen to be the tool to implement help, you get to do the hard stuff. The instrument takes the pressure, gets turned … More Perfect Timing

5 Benefits of exercising outdoors — One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

I wanted to reproduce this very simple infographic because I think it is accurate, helpful and meets my bias of not liking working out indoors at the health club. That doesn’t mean that you can’t do it and get worthwhile health benefits. I just really prefer doing it outdoors. Tony via 5 Benefits of exercising outdoors … More 5 Benefits of exercising outdoors — One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

I Feel Like 17

My new favorite song is “Brand New“ by Ben Rector. It’s a good feeling song that makes my heart and soul smile. Before I heard “Brand New”, while talking and really listening to a friend,  I watched their expressions as they spoke. For some reason, at that moment, it made me think about what they were like … More I Feel Like 17