Letter I am reading: The Paradox of Our Age
“We have bigger houses but smaller families; more convenience, but less time. We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge but less judgement; more experts, but more problems; more medicines but less healthiness. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our neighbor. We built more computers to hold more copies than ever, but have less real communication; we have become long on quantity, but short on quality. These are times of fast foods but slow digestion; tall men but short characters; Steep profits but shallow relationships. It’s a time when there is much in the window but nothing in the room.” ~ Dalia Lama
Project I am completing: Wooden Bike Trailer
Guys! I found a way for you to build exercise into your daily life that also reduces your carbon footprint. You game? Build a small, but sturdy bike trailer and use it to run all of your errands that are in close proximity to your home. I first got this idea from Mr. Money Mustache about 18 months ago. He specializes in helping people retire early. For the design, I measured the dimensions needed to carry four grocery bags at a time. I also salvaged two different bike tires from old bikes that my kids were not using anymore. For a more detailed explanation on how to build one of these, check out this YouTube video I used as an approximate template. Happy Riding!
Quote I am pondering:
“What if 2020 isn’t cancelled? What if 2020 is the year we’ve been waiting for? A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw that it finally forces us to grow. A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us from our ignorant slumber. A year we finally accept the need for change. Declare change. Work for change. Become the change. A year we finally band together, instead of pushing each other further apart. 2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather the most important year of them all. ~ Leslie Dwight
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC