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Piece #71 - A Weight Watcher

If I were to go back in time and tell myself something that would really shock me (other than being married), I would have to say that it is my significant weight gain over the years. When I was growing up I was often teased about me being really skinny. When I first met my future wife, I weighed 135 pounds and my height was 5'10". I was actually a little depressed that I wasn't a little taller and a little bigger. I was never a weakling because I worked out all the time and was very active; I just never showed it. I tried to pack on muscle thinking that would make me look bigger, but it didn't work. I was probably fortunate that I didn't know about those GNC muscles shakes.  I think I'd be a lot heavier now if I had started on those things! Nonetheless, I still felt like a 90 pound weakling and nothing was going to chance that.
One trait that I always attracted me to women was their height. I liked women who were taller because I wanted them to be roughly the …

Piece #70 - Principal vs. Principle

I realize you're probably thinking that this is a rather odd title for my blog, but if you have been reading any of my previous material you'll find that this makes perfect sense. Let me set the stage for you because the title will become clearer. As you might know my main profession is an educator, so as a teacher I have to deal with principals every school day. When it comes to my principles that have been instilled in me or learned over the years, which is a different story that needs more refinement. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines principle as the following:(1)a moral rule or belief that helps you know what is right and wrong and that influences your actions (2) a basic truth or theory: an idea that forms the basis of something.When I started writing this blog my main mission was to enlighten readers with what it’s like to be an adult living with Asperger's Syndrome. With that in mind definition number two is how I approach my blog. It is important to be truthf…