Back to the Blog
It's been a couple of months since I've last posted for a variety of reasons that I won't get into. And when I have been neglect in my blogging, I am always faced with the dilemma as to how much to try to catch up with or to simply start with a clean slate. It's usually a compromise which makes the most sense.
It's probably going to be a bit convoluted. And there will be requests from me that will go unheeded. And I will probably feel like I'm yelling in a windstorm, but here we go or rather here I go....
Getting Back in Shape...Again....Yes AGAIN!!!!
And like so many times in the past, I started signing up for races and events as motivation.
It started innocently enough with the 2018 Hot Chocolate 15k/5k - Atlanta. Not that big of a deal. I also would like to achieve a couple of other "goals", tearing a deck of cards in half, juggling kettle bells, yoga daily and getting my black belt in Brazilian Juijitsu.
And We'll Have a Barrel of Fun
In one of the booklets I have about grip strength; "Molding a Mighty Grip" by George F. Jowett (who's claim to fame besides writing and publishing numerous magazines, books, articles on strength training was lifting a 168 lb. anvil and pressing it with one hand) he recommends barrel lifting as an incredible overall exercise, "for developing the fingers, hands, wrists and arms, there is nothing better.
I find it more fun than lifting weights in the gym and more practical for my pursuits.
Storage Wars-Return of the Junk or The Clutter Strikes Back
OK; I admit they are all cheesy attempts; however I do feel like I am in this never ending struggle but instead of it being good vs. evil it's purge vs. store. The desire to purge is strong and I have gotten rid of more stuff in my lifetime than most people could fathom. I have also stored, moved, inventoried, more of my families stuff than I can believe. It's not really the way I want to spend my "free" time.
Pets for Nomads
When we started going on location more and more, we tried to make it work owning two German Shepherds, going so far as to give them there own room in a Ramada Inn we were staying at. It became far too much work and it never was fair to them, so I ended up finding them homes them. It broke my heart but I knew it was for the best.
When Skye missed having pets I bought her a mouse. That didn't go so well. Then I bought her a hedgehog. That was worse.
We are somewhat settled in and now we have a wonderful dog.
Jon Danniells is an adventurer and traveler, a teacher and student, a husband and a father, a cook and a farmer, a "week-end warrior" (very amateur athlete) and has not earned any money on these labors of love.When I googled myself what showed up first was my IMDB listing, which is basically a resume for my 20 and then some year career in film, for which I fortunately do get paid.