Category Archives: living lean

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It’s a very small world

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” Have you pursued something for years only to have an unlikely opportunity fall in your lap? In 1992 I read a copy of … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes

My 13 year-old son Braden and I had back-to-back medical checkups a week ago. What a difference a year makes! I was really looking forward to the appointments this year because I wanted the official validation of what I already … Continue reading

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Disappearing into the desert

Five years ago my dad, Ken Schneider, disappeared while on a road trip in Southern Utah and was never heard from again. A quick explanation—though not satisfying—is required. He had left a note on his car after it got stuck … Continue reading

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Bread Pudding is Worth It!

“Making sweet pudding from layered stale bread and custard in one of the kindest things you can do to old bread. The transformation is Cinderella-like: what was once a bag of dry, not very nice bread suddenly becomes one of … Continue reading

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Why am I writing a blog on ‘living lean’? What does that mean anyway?

First and foremost, writing for publication is a lifelong goal of mine and so far I’m not getting much closer to achieving it. So by writing something—anything—regularly for public scrutiny, I hope to ‘develop my chops,’ reduce my anxiety, and … Continue reading

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