Monday, January 30, 2017
My blog inspiration psychologist, Maslow, characterized “being concerned for the welfare of humanity and having democratic attitudes” as traits of a self-actualized person or a person who has reached their personal best. I strive to reach my personal best through trying new things. Taking part in a march or a protest could be in line with this and in line with American expression.
Having a right to dissent, differ, question, and discuss is what I love about my America. Therefore, even though marching is outside of my comfort zone and my reasons for going may have differed from the “platform,” I decided to take part in this important means of American expression.
Monday, January 23, 2017
My blog inspiration book, Everything I Need to Know I learned from A Little Golden Book, reminds us to “sing, even if you can’t hold a tune.” That is just what you can’t help doing at the show Decades Rewind. It's a musical review of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. When you’re a child of these decades you know all the hit songs, you sing the words, you add a little dancing, and then bingo- you’re in your own special flashback memory.
Singing breeds fun and a song can incite memories. My girlfriend and I knew the words to every song in the show! The 80’s, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” transported me to Daytona Spring Break at a beach karaoke contest where my energy, not my singing, most likely won me a tee-shirt.
Monday, January 16, 2017
If you are like me and love to hear someone telling their story (see Day 146 and Day 182), and love experiencing art (see Day 165), than you will love the exhibit, “ The Stories You Tell ,” at the Carnegie Museum of Art. It is a double dose of art because it combines the art of story telling inspired by the work of art on display. We can all share our creative story and be an artist.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Last year I skied out west for the first time in 10 years (See Day 154). This year I wondered what it would be like to ski the east. Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, New York, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics, will not disappoint you especially if you enjoy a steep mountain. Whiteface boasts of a 3430 foot vertical drop with 87 trails. The Adirondack Mountains are also just as beautiful as those out west. My son and I had not skied together in 2 years! I was excited to tackle the east together with the guidance of my friends and my ski patrol buddy.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
|Ready for the bobsled experience!|
I took my philosophy of celebrating life by “keeping some type of forward trajectory” expressed in Day 185 literally when I ventured on a bobsled at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid. I love watching the bobsled races during the Winter Olympics. I marvel at the skill it takes to get the sled over 80 mph with only gravity and the manpower of teammates pushing it on a narrow, banked, concrete, ice covered, twisting course. It is dangerous, exciting, and fast. This is the perfect way to start my 2017 year of new experiences!
|Great experience with my son|
Sunday, January 1, 2017
It’s hard to believe that I have been trying new things and blogging since July 1, 2014 (see Day 1). It’s been a fun Journey with new places, relationships, activities and things (See summaries Day 31 and 61). More importantly it’s been a way to continue to celebrate life. Life will always have ups and downs but it can be a celebration when there is an attempt to keep some type of forward trajectory. For me, and I guess for those of you who enjoy reading this blog, trying something new is a way to keep some forward momentum. Therefore, this year I wanted to go out and CELEBRATE the New Year. Some friends and I did just that at the Baja Grill with a little Abba from the band Dancing Queen!