With the beginning of the new year many people make resolutions. The popular one’s are usually about doing better at something. And losing weight.

I’m finished make resolutions. However, re-setting and setting some goals is what I like to do. Not always. But…

Today, I’d like to share with you some of my goals for 2017:


I have hereditary high blood pressure. One of the ways to control it is to lose weight. For myself, there is really one way to accomplish this: lifestyle change. And like most people that’s too big of a task. Instead, there are a few things I want to do this year.

Firstly, I am going to use the MyFitnessPal app to help control my calorie intake.  I love eating. But if I can control how much I eat I should be able to control when I eat.

Second, I’m going to pledge to be active at least 5 days of the week. This means going to the gym, going for a long brisk walk, hiking, biking, running, etc. Basically, anything that will either increase my heart beat and/or break a good sweat.

Third, I’m going to start taking karate lessons. Why? I need to both shock my body and have something to discipline myself.

Fourth. I’m going to attempt to cook. Once a month. You’ve been warned. I think making a meal (which by the way, I’ve never done. Not including eggs, fries, frozen pizza, and bbq) will help me better understand what I’m eating. Plus, I really should learn to cook.

By the way, I’m 185 lbs. Let’s see about hitting 165…


I used to be a voracious reader. But since we got our Netflix account, reading has understandably taken a back seat. I’m hoping to get back into the reading habit. So in 2017, I hope to read, on average, at least a book per month.


After 20+ months, I’ve recorded 57 episodes of Welcome!. I don’t know if I’ll hit 100 episodes this year. But I do want to record some important episodes. Yes, I want to interview Maestro Fresh Wes. And a couple of other pop stars and athletes. But I really want to record some important episodes. The first two I have in mind: #BlackLivesMatter and Canadian #FirstNations.