Nearly 3 years ago, I wrote a post about my former home on York Street, preceded by a post about my home on 34th and Broadway. This trip down Memory Lane takes me to the site of perhaps the best memories and accomplishments, as well as the biggest personal trials of my life.... after the break. I … Continue reading Home: The Apartment on 3rd Street
One of my fitness/walking goals was to walk in a 5K. A secondary goal to that was to walk 5K in under 50 minutes. I haven't walked in an official 5K but I did just walk a 5K. In under 50 minutes. In the heat of the afternoon. Let's see if I can do it … Continue reading A Walking Goal Reached!
I was looking at a friend's Facebook page and came across a video that she had posted. It was a speech at a graduation ceremony by Denzel Washington. Interspersed with clips from some of his movies, Denzel talks about how he was flunking out of college, how a "look" from a woman at his Mom's … Continue reading “Night Walks”: Motivational Video
I have been on a 2-part Crusade of sorts: break down the 230-pound plateau, and get back below 215 pounds, the weight I was at after I had recovered from the Staph infection that led to my heart surgery. Some time in 2014 (I don't remember when), I had weighed myself at my friend's parent's … Continue reading Proof!
Part of the weekly homework assignments for my "Intercultural Communication" class is to watch a video (or set of videos) relating to the topic that we are studying, One of the 8(!) videos for the unit on 'Perception' is from Syrian-born, spoken word poet, Amal Kassir. It is a 16 minute video from the TEDx … Continue reading “What’s Your Name?”
I am halfway through Week 4 of the semester. On this week's menu, still: 3 exams, all due Sunday night: Systems Security II (on Cryptography), Systems Development II (basics of Java programming), and Telecommunications II (on IP packets) 2 quizzes, by Sunday, on Java and Mobile Security Finish a paper on Housing in Different Cultures, … Continue reading “Night Walks”: Schedule Change
Louisville is recovering from an ice and snow "storm" as I settle into my in my own apartment again. Hey, 3-4" of snow and ice is more than we've had in nearly 2 years! Song: "City Living" by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble It's a Christmas Miracle - Louisville started 2018 with 5 DAYS without a homicide! ... and … Continue reading Inside The NEW Terrordome!