Tag Archives: Across The Land

The dam is cracked #ENDALZ 

Someone has to focus on letting others know the dam is leaking. 

Somebody must focus on stopping the leak. 

Someone has to focus on cleaning up the mess already made by the water.

Somebody must focus on keeping costs to a minimum. 

Someone has to focus on coordinating the effort.

Somebody must focus on stopping it from ever leaking again. 

The “longest race” and we all participate in it

I saw a post on Facebook referencing a very, very long race. Some say races are “little lives,” you know, may show how we might handle our whole lives. I don’t know about that, but such makes me think and that is good. Anyway, it made me think of the longest, so to speak, race, we will participate in. It’s real. It’s called “life.” I found this tidbit of information on the internet.  

The average moderately active person may take around 7500 steps a day. If you maintain that daily average and live until 80 years of age, you’ll have walked about 216,262,500 steps in your lifetime. Doing the math, the average person, with an average stride, living until age 80, will walk a distance of around 110,000 miles.

That’s far. That’s a long race. It’s called “Life.” 

Maybe it’s true, that only one “Finish Line” really matters. 

India – some amazing stuff 

I’m trying to figure out some things about the country of India. They’re Alzheimers rate and their type 1 diabetes rate is so low compared to ours. I’m trying to communicate through Facebook with some of the folks over there. I’m doing a lot of reading about it. Wow, they sure do eat differently than we do. It’s amazing the cultural differences between people all over the world. I’m thinking we all have some stuff we can learn from each other

about Wilson – lots of folks

Someone designed the Bob Revolution SE Jogging Stroller. Someone built him. Someone formed a partnership with a retail company. Someone drove a tractor trailer to the retail company and delivered it. Someone unloaded that truck. Someone sold that very stroller to me.

Yep, I know, I probably left folks out, but not intentionally.

That’s a lot of folks that helped me get Wilson. I am Grateful!

Wise words from the book “Momentum”

“There is a path you must take to cross the finish line, and there is no promise that the path will be easy. In fact, why would you think it would be easy?

Jesus Calling on January 12th, 2013

At the 2013 kick off for my trip across America, Deborah read from Sarah Youngs book, Jesus Calling. I was excited and anxious that day. Folks had gathered to say so long to a 62 year old man that was intent on running, jogging and walking across America. My purpose was to raise awareness concerning alzheimer’s disease.  Here is a picture of Deborah’s book. It sure fit the day. 

Deborah presented me with the book after she read aloud from it. 

Two quotes from me, yep me

“Don’t be afraid to dream. Don’t be afraid to fail. Keep your responsibilities in the mix. Set priorities and then go to work! Reflect often. Make changes if necessary.”     Jack Fussell 

“When I don’t know what to do, I run, so I run a lot”     Jack Fussell 

Where am I? What am I doing?

I’m in Roberta Georgia, in Crawford County. 

I’m focused on keeping mom safe, maintaining my fitness level and raising awareness concerning alzheimers disease. When taking a break from that, I travel a little. 

Like many people,  I spend some of my time in reflection. 

Life is Good. 

An article about male caregivers 

From Enlivant 

Here is a link to the article :

http://www.enlivant.com/blog/male-caregivers-visibility-increasing-as-society-changes

A rural American story about alzheimer’s 

Found this on Twitter. The Alzheimer’s Association retweeted it. 

http://www.newsweek.com/2017/06/09/rural-america-alzheimers-disease-states-help-619027.html