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Dwight Blood
Salt Lake City and St. George UT
retired 81 year old college economics professor with a wife, five kids, nineteen grandkids, eighteen great grandkids (and counting)
Interests: writing, photography, books, computers, family, dieting, cooking, blogging, recipes
Recent Activity
Here we are at Task Number 242 in the Curmudgeonly Professor's marathon 2015 Do list on the last day of August. The last day of August is the signal that the magic month of September is going to begin within... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Moving a change we need to make from the thin air of wishful thinking into the realm of reality and actual accomplishment is a task that often dies and withers by the wayside before we pay enough attention to what... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Today, August 29 2015, is sort of a benchmark day for the Curmudgeonly Professor's 2015 Do List. Today marks the completion of Task Number 240, leaving a mere 125 more tasks to go to finish out the year. I had... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
For the last two tasks, we have suggested that taking a moment before we actually make a choice to ask two simple questions can help us avoid mistakes and guide us in the right direction. The first question to ask... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
In yesterday's task, we highlighted the potential effectiveness of asking two simple questions before we make a specific choice: Question one: "Will it hurt?" and question two: "Will it help?" We suggested that taking a moment to remind ourselves of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Today was nearly a disaster for the Curmudgeonly Professor's 2015 Do List. First, I spent an hour and a half writing my usual inspiring prose for today's task when, at the moment I pushed the publish button, the internet died.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Yesterday we listed excuses for not losing weight. In today's task, we move to the positive side and focus on messages to ourselves that will reinforce our resolve and our ability to lose weight and achieve our weight goal. Some... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
It's 9:00 p.m. and I haven't written my Curmudgeonly Professor's task for today. My wife asked me what I was going to write about and I told her I had no idea. Furthermore, I told her I didn't want to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Oz isn't quite as fierce as he looks. He'll come by and rub along my pant legs two or three times and some times sit on the porch like he would like to come in. Oz is the neighborhood hero... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Often times we may be reluctant to tackle something new because we are not sure how it will turn out. We may be skeptical of our own ability to succeed if we move into unfamiliar territory with all of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
My sister Liz called me the other day and asked me, "How are you?". I answered, "Do you mean spiritually, metaphorically, actually, or physically, and then gave her a long list of other possible descriptors that might give her some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
We live in two separate worlds. The first world is the actual world that we live in. The second world is the world that we would rather live in. The gap between our actual world and the world we would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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While looking for photos to delete to shrink my hard drive storage, I came across a couple of dozen photos I took in 2013 and downloaded on my computer and then never edited or looked at them again. So see... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at The Curmudgeonly Professor