RT Cunningham

The End is Hereby Canceled - Feel Free to Carry On

website end Yes, the website end I announced is hereby canceled. I’m going to leave that article in place for posterity, at least for a while. That’s what a mild case of depression looks like.

I sat back for two weeks and did next to nothing, at least in my own humble opinion. There are a few things I’d like to share, of course.

There is an End to Some Things

Although my wife, Josie, has called me a genius on more than one occasion, I’m really not that smart. The way I see it, I get lucky with some things and it just makes me look smart.

While I’m still using a WordPress theme of my own design, I’m no longer using my semi-static WordPress routines. I’m using the FastCGI caching built into the Nginx web server. I’ll write about it later on but I feel like a dumbass for not using it before.

And a Beginning to Others

I started on a low-carbohydrate diet. It probably won’t result in as much fat loss as a strict keto diet but I’m giving it my best shot. It’s hard to avoid carbs when you live with two Filipinas (wife and daughter-in-law) who love rice and other foods with more carbs than I’ll ever need.

I don’t eat anything made from any kind of grain if I can help it. I did a little backsliding yesterday, however, and ate popcorn while watching the latest Avengers movie. Corn isn’t as bad as other grains.

What this means is I no longer eat rice, spaghetti, macaroni and anything, bread or toast, breakfast cereal, oatmeal, pancakes or waffles and corn chips and I can’t drink beer or cocktails. But… I absolutely love honey whiskey over ice and I’ll have it when I damn well please.

Getting Exercise

Just because I’m approaching my senior years doesn’t mean I have to be sedentary. In fact, being sedentary is what made me fat to begin with. I have no valid excuses but I’m now walking somewhere every day. I want to walk further and faster but my lower legs, along with my right hip, aren’t cooperating with me. Pain isn’t something I want to tolerate.

Perhaps walking will get a bit easier when I lose a few pounds. I can’t count on it because age is age and I wore out a lot of cartilage with 20 years of running in the Marine Corps.


RT Cunningham
May 6, 2019