Stan’s Donuts and Coffee Review from a Gluten-Free Lifer

Who doesn’t love a good donut? Even better, a gourmet donut from a shop with a fun atmosphere and a history of serving Hollywood starlets like Steve McQueen and Elizabeth Taylor?   The main problem with donuts that I have is that they are not gluten-free. Since I’m a gluten-free lifer, I can’t eat your…

2019: A New Year, a New Way to Set Goals

I’m not really someone who needs a new year to create goals. In fact, I create new goals for myself just about every day. But there is something nice about the symmetry of a new year to offer new goal-setting and hopes. But as my life is still in the middle of chaos, I’m going…

The Year’s Recap: 2018, a Year of Weirdness

At the beginning of the year, I set 12 goals, one per month, and I proceeded to have my life completely upended within the month. And life has been…anything but “normal,” even for me, since then. So, in recap of the year, the goals met are: January: 3000 pushups and move into a new place…

In Pursuit of the Healthiest Me–No Grains, No Added Sugar

The continued journey of finding the healthiest me leads me to a lot of conclusions. Like how important it is for me to have a bathroom scale and regularly weigh in. Whether I’m trying to lose weight or not, when I don’t have a handle on that number, I can easily gain weight if I’m…

Rita’s Tour of Trails: Busse Woods Elk Pasture

Another installment for the Ned Brown/Busse Woods trails, we’ve got the Elk Pasture portion of the trail. This particular portion starts at the fenced in portion where there, you guessed it, real live elk. I was kind of disappointed that they were mowing the pastures. I was sure I wouldn’t see any elk, since, well,…