Thursday, October 15, 2015

Learning Again To Walk the Middle Path

I have been wanting to get back to offering a few posts from time to time, but I never seem to get around to it.  One of the issues has been the fact that my home computer went kaput and I'm typically too busy with radio duties to use the production computer down here at the station.  More than anything else, I suppose, it's just lazy inertia.

So, I'm not promising anything.  You may start seeing some infrequent posts...or you may not.  It all depends on where the flow of life takes me.


Recently, I was diagnosed with diabetes.  It's one of the best things to happen to me in a long time!  I know that sounds like an odd statement, but it reminded of the importance of walking the middle path.

Control of diabetes is about moderation: Eating the right things in appropriate quantities and limiting the amount of items with little nutritive value.  

In a manner of a week or two, I got my blood glucose levels well under control.  In fact, I've done such a good job of it -- one of the few times when being OCD has proven beneficial -- that I was taken off of my initial diabetic medication in less than 2 months after diagnosis.

On top of that, I've lost nearly 35 pounds over the past 5 months.  I now sit at around 170 on a 6'1" frame.  I haven't been this light since my 20s.  My BMI looks very good!

All in all, what many would view as a bad turn of events has, for me, been the exact opposite.  I'm feeling much better than I have for years.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Scott Bradley Follows in Zhuangzi's Footsteps

Our dear friend Scott Bradley -- the modern day alter ego of Zhuangzi -- has done two momentous things lately.  First, he's published a book: All Is Well in the Great Mess: An Adaptation of the Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi with Reflections!    Secondly, because I have become a derelict blogger, he has launched his own blog on -- yes, you guessed it -- Zhuangzi.

I always knew he had, at least, a book or two in 'em.