The Pursuit of Excellence

If you came here looking for pictures of tomato plants, I’m afraid your morning is going to be a disappointment. This is one of those deals where I meant to take them, I thought about taking them, but then I realized it’s dark outside and I don’t have any pictures of plants. Sorry about that. I’ll post some up soon, …

Paul MichealsThe Pursuit of Excellence

Tomatoes!

Well, plants anyway. Be a while yet on the fruit. Yesterday I went to the Farmer’s Market just up the street from my house. It’s a nice walk around the parking lot of a Wells Fargo where stalls are setup selling everything from produce to knife sharpening services. There was even a ‘used electronics collection’ booth there yesterday. Turn in …

Paul MichealsTomatoes!

The Initiatum

A short post this morning, just to get something out there and a jump start on the weekend. I pledged to not write about writing in my blog too much, and I’m fully committed to keeping that promise, but I wanted to announce a couple of things writing related. First, I have given away another autographed copy of Tempted. An …

Paul MichealsThe Initiatum

134 Days

It’s that time of year again. The NFL released their schedule last night for the world to see, and we’re only 134 short days from the season opener. Of course, by that time I’ll already have been in uniform working scrimmages and actual high school games. The start of the NFL season isn’t the start of football for me anymore, …

Paul Micheals134 Days

What To Do?

Over the last week or so, I’ve started pulling together topics that I think will make for an interesting blog. Today, I was going to write something about gardening, but I wrote yesterday instead of re-potting herbs and starting a tomato plant. With the water shortage here in California, I’ve had to let my little square foot garden go, but …

Paul MichealsWhat To Do?

Star Wars is Back

Yesterday, the new teaser for The Force Awakens dropped. It has everything you’d want from a Star Wars teaser. Lightsabers (I guess they’re still called that even when they look like narrow beams of concentrated flames now, right?), TIE explosions, a speeder going across a desert. Everything a nostalgic Star Wars fan needs to feel like his childhood is safe …

Paul MichealsStar Wars is Back

Back Off Sugar

Since January of 2014, I’ve lost pretty close to sixty pounds. Why would you want to do that you ask? For years I wanted to get involved with high school football officiating. I love the game so much I wanted to do anything I could in order to get involved with it. And being on the field? How could it …

Paul MichealsBack Off Sugar

Dragons

In case you’ve been living under a rock the last few months, last night was the premiere of Season 5 in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Despite my what the number of hours I spend browsing the Internet would tell you, I try and stay away from online chatter about the TV shows I watch (and in general, truth be told). …

Paul MichealsDragons

Are You Ever Ready?

To be honest, I’m not sure how to start this post. Let’s just start with the biggest news of the day, shall we? Troy Polamalu retired last night. I always tell people (and I will continue to tell people) that while you may have been impressed with Polamalu watching him on TV, it was nothing like watching him from the …

Paul MichealsAre You Ever Ready?