Do you give the middle finger where you come from?

Do you give the middle finger where you come from?

I’m from York County, Pennsylvania. Which seems insignificant, except that our Mid Life Celebration Guest blogger Lorie Sheffer has a direct connection to Amanda Weaver (in the video), and I have a direct connection with Lorie.

And yesterday was our Son’s 7th colonoscopy. He turned 13 three days prior. Do the math.

Amanda was a recent college graduate, a healthy, active varsity basketball player.

And then she gave colon cancer the finger. Big time.



Giving Cancer the Middle Finger from Ty Morin on Vimeo.

Health is wealth. We know this, but we are so dang busy attending to life’s fast pace that we put things off.

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Are you willing to try new positions?

Sure, a question like this can instantly head south, but let’s keep it clean. Only since civilized society kicked in in the last 5,000 years, has the toilet evolved.

Cancer is a household word. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD – Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis) is not.

There are rare occasions when conventional wisdom is challenged so logically and powerfully. This is one of those times:

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So Then What Happened?

USA Team Jacket
USA Team Jacket

So the second week, I ran two mailboxes a day. Third week, three mailboxes a day.

Yes, many of you have heard this before.  Which is one of the secrets to excellent results – repetition.  Never get tired of doing the basic, common sense things.

Stories are critical to perpetuating past success and moving to even greater success. You already knew that right?

Eventually, the goals became impossible, but their pursuit was compelling.

What’s fascinating is how intense it was to rise to the level of representing the United States at the 2009 Master’s Track & Field World Championships, without anyone knowing.

Neighbors. Family. Work. Ten years. Ten years of dedicated, relentless effort.

Invisible to everyone around me. For a decade.

Now, neighbors know.  And Family knows. Yet to this day, most where I work have no idea.

And so the question today is this, “What is your impossible goal and will you persue it without any fanfare or glory, but just for the sake that it’s a noble goal?”