This is my personal homage to the late Oliver Sacks (1933-2015), a genius who use the periodic table of elements to trace his birthdays. He reached element 82 (Lead), let’s hope to go further in that path – Einsteinium or Fermium will be good.
I’m struggling to find a way to conciliate my need for a homemade work-out routine and all the other family-related activities; I’m a regular commuter, so the timeframe for my training is after 8 PM when I finally get back home. Setting up a regular activity is also a must, so I’ve found a compromise between all these factors. As they say, it’s not perfect but it works.
I’m not a coach, nor I’m a certified fitness expert. Bear this in mind before reading what’s next. These are a handful of thoughts about my personal experience in 2019, no more and no less. The perspective is from a 51-year-old man with more than a scare on my body.
This is a different post, scheduled to go live on December 31th, 2019. It’s different because it has been written thru a whole year, starting December 30th, 2018.
The basic idea is to keep track of my physical workout, to understand better what happened, and to help me to stay focused. I will turn 52 next February, so it’s time to build better foundations for my old age.
Yesterday was the #thankyoupatrons day, and it’s easy to understand the reference; from the Patreon organization, I got an email, with this text:
“The creators you love will say it better, but we want to say a little something too. You, you beautiful patrons, are changing the world. There are 4 million of you, and collectively, you’ve paid creators over $1 billion dollars. That’s incredible. Together, you’re changing the way art is valued and created. On behalf of creators and artists everywhere, thank you for being a patron.”
Setting aside all the reasons because I became a patron, these few words are one of the best news I got in the last few days. People are helping people to create a significant number of creators that relate directly to their fans. It’s just wonderful.
If you are following the ongoing debate about climate change, it’s easy to spot that many commentators are avoiding the biggest obstacle in our collective road for a better planet. As in the old say, there’s an elephant in the room.
The name of the elephant is expansion.