I have an update for those of you who have been following my journey to better health.

In March of 2020, I announced that I had reversed type 2 diabetes. Based on my lab work at the time, my doctor and I agreed that I was in a post-diabetes status, earned through a strict, medically-supervised ketogenic diet.

Then something called the Coronavirus came onto the scene, and we all know how that worked out. But I won’t use that as an excuse.

At the end of 2020, I had some lab work done again. Unfortunately, my numbers have been going…


This is the conclusion of this series. If you haven’t read the first parts or want a refresher, here are Parts 1 and 2:

Part 1: This is How I Will Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Part 2: I am Reversing My Type 2 Diabetes

Disclaimer: Although this story covers medical topics, I want to make it clear that I am not providing medical advice. I am not a medical professional or a health coach and do not have any credentials or certifications for practicing medicine. This story is my personal experience based on my unique characteristics and circumstances. …


This article is a follow-up to my previous article This Is How I Will Reverse Type 2 Diabetes. If you haven’t read it yet, have a gander. Go ahead. I’ll wait. There is no TLDR. And for those who did read it, thank you and allow me to share an update on my progress.

Disclaimer: Although this story covers medical topics, I want to make it clear that I am not providing medical advice. I am not a medical professional or a health coach and do not have any credentials or certifications for practicing medicine. This story is my personal…


People have shared many great tips and advice for how to establish new habits. It could be writing habits or work habits to be more productive or health habits to be healthier. The tips and advice generally focus on actions. Perform actions every day as part of a routine to establish habits. There is a dark side to habits, however, where habits can be tied to inaction.

World-renowned bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer has explained how he hires people. Bars are a cash business, so it is particularly important to hire trustworthy people who are not going to steal…


Disclaimer: Although this story covers medical topics, I want to make it clear that I am not providing medical advice. I am not a medical professional and do not have any credentials or certifications for practicing medicine. This story is my personal experience based on my unique characteristics and circumstances. You should find a medical professional whom you trust and research everything before making changes that affect your health and wellbeing.

The Big Doctor Appointment

After more than five years of not getting routine wellness exams, I decided to finally visit the doctor four days before my 41st birthday in September of 2018. I…


The Cliff House

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Brandon Wilson, creator of beyondyourcubicle.com, by mock reporter Mr. Nodnos.

Mr. N: Okay now that you have shared your secrets to changing one’s mindset and unlocking potential and fulfillment, let’s switch gears. I hear you recently took your first trip to Maine. Tell me about that.

BW: Fantastic! I’d love to tell you all about it.

Mr. N: Why Maine?

BW: Well my girlfriend Ann and I had never been to Maine. The closest was Boston last summer. It looked to be a good place to visit in August. Also, this…


One day in November of 2017 I decided to reorganize my office. I discovered that I had way too many books for my available bookshelf space. I considered donating the books, but I decided to research selling books on Amazon based on a friend’s suggestion.

As a customer, I think Amazon is great. I am a card-carrying Prime member. I have the Amazon credit card, and I have been known to shop at Whole Foods. I was very curious to explore the perspective of an Amazon Seller.

From Amazon customer to Amazon seller

There are plenty of how-to videos and articles that guide you step-by-step through…


We didn’t start the fire…

I have significantly reduced my news media consumption recently. For the most part, the news has become noise. I am not advocating that you be ignorant or not aware of important events in the world. Instead, nowadays you need to have a way to screen stories and content that are just not worth your time. I am suggesting one such filter that will save you time, allowing you to focus your attention and energy on more valuable content.

The Non-Name Filter

When I peruse headlines, I sometimes come across something that in context appears to be a name, presumably referring to a person…


Chuck Berry the legend

You may have seen my previous article 10 Super Tough Music Trivia Questions That Will Stump Hardcore Music Fans.

The next hotly-anticipated installment is here! Here are ten MORE super tough music trivia questions. I will confirm the correct answers in the responses.

Good luck!

  1. The Voyager Golden Records were included aboard the Voyager spacecraft that launched in 1977. They contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Name the only rock ‘n roll song included on the records.
  2. Name the song that earned Credence Clearwater Revival the most money.
  3. The woman who…


Do you drink beverages such as coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? I enjoy hot coffee every day, and while I am savoring it I want it to stay hot. Unfortunately, the hot decadence is momentary as it will lose temperature when the cup is around half full (or half empty for you pessimists). To me, the heat and the flavor go hand-in-hand.

Problem: How to keep hot beverages at your preferred temperature?

Until now I have used the following methods:

A plug-in coffee cup warmer. This solution slows down the rate of cooling somewhat. …

Brandon D. Wilson

IT Consultant, teacher, trainer, Apple fanatic

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