Five is a nice round number

AMC Pleasure Island 24 Theaters
Yesterday at Disney Pixar’s Inside Out. His block was a decent try.


Joy, sorrow, fear, anger, disgust.

All five help us navigate life, and help us learn to thrive.

All five were featured in yesterday’s father/son movie choice.

Five, hmmm, good number.

  1. Mind
  2. Body
  3. Spirit
  4. Work
  5. Home

If only there was someone on the Internet who wrote about these five everyday.

Sorry, it just happened. No deep thinking whatsoever. 🙂

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A seriously absurd notion

Track Shack Orlando building
Since 1978.


Track Shack running shoe selection
Track Shack running shoe selection viewed from my seat yesterday.


Track Shack shoe department
Notice upper left and right in photo above? Love to run, live to run translate to love to write, live to write.


Six years ago (Spring 2009) was contemplating how to overcome three decades of excuses for not writing the book that was a solemn promise back in 1979.

And in this contemplative thought, a seriously absurd notion:

What if you challenged yourself to a 100-day, self-imposed writer’s bootcamp? All you have to do is write one blog a day for each of your five websites.

It was so utterly impossible that the challenge actually felt insanely compelling and motivating. Could the impossible actually be possible?

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Bob Asked, Are You Still Writing Five Blogs Everyday?

jeff noel Midlife runner
jeff noel Midlife runner
jeff noel Midlife runner

My friend asked, “Are you still writing five blogs everyday?” We hadn’t seen each other in nearly a year. Others will ask, “Are you still running?”

No one ever asks me, “Are you still praying everyday?” It seems unnatural to have any answer other than yes.

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Five A Day – Part Three

“Why did you create five blogs in the first place, knowing that you’d never be writing in all five everyday anyway?”

Two logical reasons:

  1. My model for balance had four parts, not two
  2. I’d link each of them to all the others, for SEO

Mid Life Celebration is about balancing life’s big choices, and there are four:

  1. Mind
  2. Body
  3. Spirit
  4. Money

This fifth blog,, was created because I thought there should be an “office” or “headquarters”, so to speak – one that didn’t have a theme and wasn’t part of the model.

And when the previous didn’t renew after having that domain, for seven years, it was a natural choice to pick my given name as a dot com.

That’s it.  That’s how it happened.  And now, I can’t stop myself.

In a sea of blogs that drone on about whatever, I’m carving out a space among the few who have five-a-day, droning on about whatever.