Author Archives: Frederick J. Goodall
I never understood how deeply depression could affect someone’s life until I watched my friend deal with it.
When I heard about my friend Raj’s heart attack, I was shocked. He was a lifelong vegetarian, worked out daily, and maintained a healthy weight. If someone like Raj could have a heart attack, how could I prevent the same thing from happening to me?
My daughter failed her first test in preschool–a vision test. She was so near-sighted in her left eye that she couldn’t see the big “E” on the eye chart without straining.
I’ve always prided myself on my vision. When I was younger, I used to brag about my eyesight to the point of saying that Superman wished he could see as well as I could. My hubris came back to haunt me when I reached my 30s. Suddenly, my vision had met its kryptonite.
I got my first taste of curry while traveling to London for business. One of my colleagues insisted that I join him for lunch at his favorite curry restaurant. I agreed because I’m an adventurous eater and I like to try new things.
As a college student in the 90s, I spent much time watching late-night TV. As a consequence, I witnessed the golden age of infomercials – Ginsu® knives, spray-on hair, the ThighMaster™, and psychic hotlines. But my favorite was the Jack LaLanne PowerJuicer®.
As a dad, it’s sometimes hard to handle all of my work and family priorities. On one hand, I want to work hard and make a living for my family. To accomplish this goal, I have to spend long hours in my office pounding away at my keyboard.
I’ve spent a small fortune donating money to gyms. I say donating because I would pay my monthly fee without ever going. It’s not that I didn’t want to work out; I did. But between traveling for work, spending time with my family, and volunteering in the community, I simply didn’t have time to go to the gym.
I’m a seasoned traveler. I can pack a carry-on bag with enough clothes for two weeks. I’m skilled at picking the shortest security line. And I have enough frequent flier miles to travel around the world.
I love pickles. The briny flavor, vivid color, and crunch delight my senses. They make a great snack and pair perfectly with sandwiches and BBQ.