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December 26, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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Mad Musings


First category I added when I started this blog many moons ago. I jot stuff here I can't otherwise categorize.

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The section you will see a swear or two in. Not that I am a big fan, but sometimes situation can't be helped

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Here you will find books that I have read, reading or intend to read. More Recent Reads => CLICK HERE.

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I intend to use this area to catalog my writing journey and collect tidbits of information on the authoring process.

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These are areas I am very much interested in. From time to time, as I am so moved, I free think here as well

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 8

January 8, 2011 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

Kicking it up a notch this week with weights added every other day;  this is gonna be sort of the “Body for Life” program. Not too sore right now…gonna get a good soak. Will up …

Rupe: Physical Goals

January 7, 2011 – 9:56 am | No Comment

I had not laid out my goals here, but I had it written down elsewhere.  At any rate here they are:
– Time Period: 8 weeks (Phase 1)
– Weight: 182 currently  –> 175lbs (ripped)
– Elliptical Caloric …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 7

January 7, 2011 – 9:47 am | No Comment

Off the chain workout today; felt really good.  After a day of rest, muscles were still a bit sore, but once I got warmed up, I was ok.  Need to get a massage today to …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 6

January 6, 2011 – 11:24 am | No Comment
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Off Day:  Absolutely nothing doing today.  Give body needed rest.
Need to stay on top of sleeping.  Eating on the other hand is going quite well.

Rupe's Year of the Body: Day 5

January 5, 2011 – 5:38 am | No Comment
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Did somewhat of an inventory of the upper body.  Felt pretty strong.  Have limited weights but enough to be effective.  Will scope out next upper body a bit more closely.
Workout: Day 4 (65 mins) – …

Year of the Body: Day 4

January 4, 2011 – 10:57 am | No Comment

Great leg workout today.  I also discovered another modification that pushes the caloric burn…ready…jump rope.  I started with 200 skips, followed by 10mins on the treadmill, then I went into the movement exercises.  Very good …

Journal Entry 3: Year of the Body

January 3, 2011 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

Workout: Day 3 (65 mins)
– Elliptical – 60 mins (Intervals with the below exercises)
– Pushups – 50
– Pullups – 5 (pretty tough, need to rest up)
– Crunches – 100
– Hip Raises – 15
– Side …

Journal Entry 2: 2011 is Year of the Body

January 2, 2011 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

So the damn deal is done son…this is the Year of the Body.   So over the next 8 weeks, I will be going to war against the lazy and love tire demons within.  Goal …

Journal Entry1 – 2011

January 1, 2011 – 7:02 am | No Comment

Today is the start of what I hope to be a successful year for me and my family. I have spent most of last year away from my family so I am looking forward to …

Final Moments of 2010

December 31, 2010 – 5:01 pm | No Comment
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Laying here in bed as the final moments of 2010 ticks down. Aunt Claire runs across my mind, my family and the future. I hope 2011 is a great year for all of us…welcome.

Fleetwood Mac: Wish You Were Here

December 29, 2010 – 4:44 am | No Comment

I remember being 15 or 16 and just singing this song over and over again. I guess I have always being a romantic. The words are just so powerful and carries such meaning.

Title: Autobiography of Mark Twain

December 26, 2010 – 1:52 am | No Comment
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Title: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition by Mark Twain
Publisher’s Summary
“I’ve struck it!” Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. “And I will give it away – to you. …

Musiq: Love

December 14, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
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Musiq: Don't Change

December 13, 2010 – 3:57 pm | No Comment
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Quote of the day!

December 13, 2010 – 8:44 am | No Comment
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Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
-John 15:13
This is an apt line for those of us in the military.

Title: The Fire Next Time

December 11, 2010 – 10:51 am | No Comment
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Title: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Publisher’s Summary
At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the …

Title: Jesus, Interrupted

December 1, 2010 – 10:58 am | No Comment
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Title: Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible by Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher’s Summary
Picking up where Bible expert Bart Ehrman’s New York Times best seller, Misquoting Jesus, left off, Jesus, Interrupted addresses the larger …

A Very Tough Day

November 5, 2010 – 7:00 am | No Comment
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Today was a very tough day for me. My family needed my arms around them and I am a million miles away.
Ingrid, Marcus and Cheyenne …you all are my heart. I love you …

Title: Decision Point by George W. Bush

November 2, 2010 – 11:10 am | No Comment
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Title: Decision Point by George W. Bush
Publisher’s Summary
President George W. Bush narrates and describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life. Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America’s 43rd president. Shattering the …

7 Hidden Ways to Get Better Sleep

October 30, 2010 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
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As a college student, I had my fair share of sleepless nights. But as I matured (and learned from the adverse affects I suffered because of those late nights), I began to realize that at …

My New IPod Touch

October 23, 2010 – 2:24 pm | No Comment
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Just posting a test entry from my iPod. This is the neatest thing ever.
– Posted from my iPod!

Title: Stein on Writing

October 2, 2010 – 11:17 am | No Comment
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Title: Stein on Writing: A Master Editor Shares His Craft, Techniques, and Strategies by Sol Stein
Publisher’s Summary
Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether newcomers or accomplished professionals. As …

10 Unknown Uses for Vinegar

September 22, 2010 – 1:56 pm | No Comment
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Credit: http://frugaldad.com/2010/09/21/uses-for-vinegar/
Thanks to the acidity in vinegar, it has more uses than you might imagine. For years frugal folks have found numerous ways to save money using it. From health benefits to use as an …

Title: Long for This World

September 2, 2010 – 11:19 am | No Comment
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Title: Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality by Jonathan Weiner
Publisher’s Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Jonathan Weiner comes a fast-paced and astonishing scientific adventure story: has the long-sought secret of eternal …

Title: Being Wrong

August 2, 2010 – 11:23 am | No Comment
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Title: Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz
Publisher’s Summary
To err is human. Yet most of us go through life assuming (and sometimes insisting) that we are right about nearly everything, from …

Family Emergency Checklist

July 21, 2010 – 6:53 am | No Comment
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We live in a world  and a state (Florida) where natural or man-made disasters can happen without any warning.
Our checklist covers 8 simple categories:

Warmth & Shelter (depending on the time of year)
Water & Hydration
Food …

Right Here Waiting for You: Richard Marx

July 18, 2010 – 3:54 pm | No Comment
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[audio:http://www.ruperthussey.com/files/2011/07/Right-here-waiting-for-you-Richard-max.mp3|titles=Right here waiting for you – Richard max]
Oceans apart day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn’t stop the pain
If I see you next to never
How can …

Summer Activities for Kids

July 16, 2010 – 3:46 am | No Comment
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Aesop’s Fables—Professor Copper Giloth at the University of Massachusetts Amherst teaches Introduction to Computing in the Fine Arts. She assigns her students the task of illustrating the traditional Aesop’s fables alongside their own retellings of …

Title: Your Money or Your Life

July 5, 2010 – 1:54 am | No Comment
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Title: Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin
Publisher’s Summary
Now more than ever-given today’s uncertain economic climate-a transformed relationship with money is the …

My Freakin' Mac is On Life Support

July 3, 2010 – 3:48 am | No Comment
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Yep! It finally happen! My trusty ol’ Macbook fail me for the first time in 4 years. The truth really is…I fail him.  His fan had been complainin’ and I had been disregardin’ for some …

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