Three Months to a Sprint Triathlon

“What am I doing here?” That’s what was going through my head as I stood on the little dock waiting my turn to jump in the water. It didn’t help that it was a summer morning, and I was in a full wetsuit. In fact, this summer morning happened to be my 50th birthday. What a way to celebrate. It hadn’t gotten too hot yet, but in wrist to ankle...

The Band Says it All

A few weeks ago my oldest son was sitting by me at church. He looked at my Apple Watch with the rubbery sports band and snickered. “That band isn’t classy enough for some occasions. It’s great for working out, exercise, and kicking around, but dad, you’ve got to come up with something better,” he said. Not the first time one of my kids directly or indirectly made sport of my...

Air Blows Through It

There is one of those little jobs that seems to always get neglected. Except around our house it doesn’t. Here is what we do for this job that makes everyone breath a little easier and extend the life of our furnace and AC. The whole thing starts with when to make the air filter change. Folks who sell the filters say every month, kind of like shampoo says “rinse lather...