Coping: Countercyclical Living

This may seem like a strange topic, but when we get into the hot part of summer its often the best time of the year to go shopping for cold-weather goods. A few idea on how to get the most for your money are implied in this approach which distills down to...

Coping: Ure’s “Sports Injury”

With this being “National Play Week” – a week during which we have no idea when the “right days off” are, Elaine and I decided out of the blue to head over to the guest room/gym/video mecca last night. Bowling! Up comes the trusty old WII...

Coping: Beating Gout – For Good?

This weekend, I finished the rough draft of my next book (Psychocartography: The Reality Stacks) which should be available in a month, to 45-days on Amazon.  (I hate proof reading!) The main thrust in the book is to look at “mapping your dreams” and then...

Coping: Expanding Your “Personal Variance”

Which is what, exactly? It’s your rut. See, people get into ruts all the time.  They habitually do the same thing, over and over again, without ever pausing to ask the few questions that really matter: What am I doing? It it part of (or does it move me toward)...

Coping: With the Adrenaline Gene

In his book “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah” Richard Bach lays out of the finest truths out there: “In the path of our happiness, lies the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime.” I was reminded of that by my...

Coping: Legend Tour #2

Always wanted to do another concert review.  Here it comes… Back in the day, when Ure was a rock & roll newscaster on the AM side of the late KOL in Seattle (which went on as KMPS), it was Patrick McDonald who did the concert reviews.  Pat was so good that...

Coping: Implementing Balanced-Brain Theory

My first encounter with balanced-brain theory was in the 1990’s when I was head of admissions for a vocational college.  Anything that would help understand whether a particular course, leading to a career, would benefit the student’s long-term interests...

Coping: Climate Cross-over Day

This weekend was full of “Making” things around the ranch.  Because it was so cool in the mornings, high 40’s, it got me to doing some serious noodling on this whole climate issue. Another factor was sweating…a lot!  When the morning starts off...