Closing Site

Hey all, A note to say that I am closing this site. You can still find me at http://dennismitton.com which points to http://youwokeupbreathing.com. I am thinning out my blogs - going from five or six to one - but I will still write the same kinds of things.  This largely based on my accident which … Continue reading Closing Site

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Solutions

The following is a list of solutions. Solutions are easy. Figuring out how to get from where you are to where you want to be is the challenge. But worth the doing. Lose weight. Write more. Quit smoking. Quit drinking. Pay off your debt. Clean your house. Ride a bike. Live within your budget. Hug … Continue reading Solutions

Have You Ever Made a Real Decision?

The people who think about thinking say that very few of us ever look at facts and make a decision. In almost all cases, they say, we make choices almost instantaneously and then spend our time building a case and looking for things that support our biased choice. They say this is mostly true whether … Continue reading Have You Ever Made a Real Decision?

You At The Beach

How about this. And, though I don't wear a bikini, I'm talking to myself. How about we forget the summer beach body or the wedding body or the have-to-look-good-for-someone-else body? How about cleaning up and  enjoying the skin that we live in every day? For ourselves? Because it feels good? And because we live longer? … Continue reading You At The Beach

From Wence Your Purpose?

Here's one for you. If the driving force of life (and even plants and bacteria do this) is to figure out how the world works and act accordingly...are the religious lazy for taking a shortcut by accepting that an old book tells them how the world really works and how they should act?

Did Vietnamese Children Ruin the Fabric Patch Industry?

Do you know what this is? It's a fabric patch. I'm using it to repair a butterfly net but it is made to repair holes in jeans or tears in shirts when you slip under a barbed-wire fence and catch your sleeve on one of the barbs because Rocky is chasing you with a big … Continue reading Did Vietnamese Children Ruin the Fabric Patch Industry?

Are You A Writer? Bleed More.

Are you a writer? I used to be. Then I strayed. But I've come back. The final nail on the coffin of my wayward ways? Hills Like White Elephants. It's like this. I've been frustrated. I love to write. I write some fiction and lots of non-fiction. I like haiku and I enjoy writing blog … Continue reading Are You A Writer? Bleed More.

What Do You Do With a Dead Body?

This got me thinking. I read that a true friend is someone who, when you show up at their door in the middle of the night, says nothing except "let me get my shovel." My first thought was a moral one. What have they done? Have they broken the law? What mother is crying right … Continue reading What Do You Do With a Dead Body?