The Powerbear Press

A peek into a perhaps non-typical California mind

Archive for April, 2008

Being Adaptable – a westward journey

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Since I don’t have a lot of clients for the personal training business yet, when our friend Jim asked for some help to move from Austin, Minnesota to Chico, California, I said yes. OK, I know I said one of the reasons I didn’t want to rent when we moved to San Diego was because […]

You came all the way up here just for this?

Monday, April 21st, 2008

For the third time this month, I was in metro LA. It was about 2 hours door to door. That’s one of the things I like about living in San Diego – I don’t have to deal with LA traffic on a daily basis but it’s close if there’s something there I want to see […]

Writing and Blogging

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I’ve been doing a lot of writing in the last week. I wrote a fitness column for the Front Range Bears newsletter, updated my resume, and began to turn my “Cubicle Fitness” seminar outline into a more fully developed document. What I haven’t done is blog. Writing and blogging are actually different animals. There is […]

A Wicked Day

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Today I did something that you pretty much need to live in southern California and have and have a weekday off to do – I went to the unveiling of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Today it was for Stephen Schwartz, and his star is in front of the Pantages Theater where […]

Marriage and Taxes

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

We got our taxes back from our CPA this week. For the first time, my state tax return has me owing, rather than getting a refund. I didn’t change my withholding from the previous year, when I did get a refund. So, what’s the difference? Starting with the 2007 tax year, California is requiring that […]