Turning 50



I don’t want to push anyone who doesn’t want to be pushed.

And yet, there is a certain human instinct in all of us, I believe.  

In fact, there are actually a multitude of instinctual impulses, or desires, in our human brains.

The one I’m referring to now is the one that has to do with being pushed.

There are most likely exceptions, but I think that humans actually want someone to push them, to challenge them, to help them see things they can’t yet see, or do things they can’t yet do.


I know it may sound crazy, but deep down, I believe that you believe this too.

It’s for this reason that I’d like to steer you to Lane for today’s look at a subconscious yearning.

The stronger and faster a cave man was, the more likely he could find and subdue (kill) an edible animal.

This led to a meal, which lead to sustenance, which gave strength to survive another day in a harsh environment.

After telling you all that, may I please wish you a great weekend, full of whatever brings you peace, joy and love. 

But please, by all means, visit your grocery store to get you next meal.  🙂

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

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Awesome Friday

It was an awesome Friday.  Don’t have time right now to tell the whole story, but for me to say it was awesome is pretty significant in my mind.

But then again, I’m thought of by many as “crazy”, the way many thought Walt Disney was “crazy”, or Barack Obama is crazy.

One of the things that was significant today was the tremendous validation for my efforts to make the world a better place.

What a blast. Making these jeff noel You Tube videos.  This one is border line blooper.  But then again, I had so much fun this morning at physical therapy – the reason I was at Florida Hospital Celebration Health – that I’m totally ok with it.

It beats not making these You Tube videos and wondering what it must take to do them.   Ya with me?

It’s Friday night as I post this.  Carpe PM, jeff noel  🙂

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Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary!

My wife and I are celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary today.

We met in a job interview 30 years ago.

She interviewed me for a Resident Assistant at West Chester University in 1979.

I got the job.

Best thing that ever happened to me.  It changed the course of my life and gave me the courage to become a better person.

Thank you, Cheryl.

I love you.

PS.  If you are reading this and you think this is sappy, oh well.  Sorry.  Hope you’ll still come back.

Make it a great day, because if you don’t, who will?  If not today, when?

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

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42 Days

June 24 means 42 days.  It almost looks dyslexic.

Forty-two days until the prelims at the 2009 Master’s Track & Field World Championships.

Normally, this would mean nothing to me.

This year is different.

I’ll be running in them.  Seriously.

My goal is to be in the worst lane, Lane 8.

Visit to see why.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

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Got Soul?

Got soul?

Yesterday morning, at Church, I wrote down two things our Deacon said:

  1. What gift am I giving my children?
  2. Deep and unspeakable suffering.

These two groups of words resonated with me.  And while I can’t put my finger on it at the moment, I am processing it and will figure out if it’s something I can write about.

Have  GREAT Monday.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂