Six Months Smoke Free

I ‘ve no completed my six month of having quit smoking.  I feel better than i have in years, and in general am a much happier person all around.  I will not lie, though.  It hasn’t been easy to get here.  Now to work on the next six months, one day at a time.

My new favorite podcast!

How I Built This logo

I’ve been listening to this podcast on my daily drive to work, and am fascinated at how awesome it is.  Not only do I get to hear from entrepeneurs on what it took to get their businesses up and going, but there is a bit at the end where you get to hear stories from regular people forging their own business paths.

How I Built This, is yet another awesome program on NPR.  If you’ve ever needed to be inspired, this is the podcast for you!


I had the opportunity to watch Logan this past weekend, and am so glad that I did.  Rotten Tomatoes has Logan polling somewhere around 92%.  I have to believe that this was mostly due to the deep respect that the director as well as Hugh Jackman had for the character.  I also think the main reason this movie is as good as it is, is because they were allowed to make this an R-rated film.

Last year’s Deadpool was a resounding success as well.  I have to attribute the fact that Ryan Reynolds has a great understanding and love for the character.  The role is practically Van Wilder in a red leather suit. With guns. And a Katana.

Hugh Jackman’s performance in Logan is nothing short of outstanding.  I walked out of that movie thinking he deserved an Oscar.  Then again, I thought Deadpool deserved an Oscar.  So…

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.