Do you have a problem focusing? I do and I think I found the answer!


I’m easily distracted.

Like all of us, I have specific tasks that I have to accomplish in order to fulfill both my short-term and long-term goals. However one of my biggest obstacles in doing so is my own inability to focus on the task at hand for long periods of time. 15 to 30 minutes into doing certain things I find my mind beginning to wander so for the next hour there is a tug of war taking place which overall leaves me with not accomplishing a whole lot! As we know there are only so many hours in the day.

The link below is an article from Lifehacker that I came across on how to rebuild your attention span and focus. They believe that people have a problem focusing because we are focusing on the wrong thing.

I found it quite interesting as a runner as the article approaches building your attention span in the same way you would train for a marathon, by training and practice; or by undergoing Attention Fitness.

Check it out.



Abandoned Car_DSC0136 - 2007-10-17Well… looks like I have abandoned this blog. But I haven’t orphaned it. I have come back to it, registered the domain, and intend on owing “” till death do us part.

I intend on writing stuff I would read if someone else wrote it. But well, that takes some kind of discipline and commitment on my part. I just don’t want to write for the sake of writing, for that can become quite dry. I will post new articles based on my current interests and the things I’m involved with which is usually determine by both situation and circumstance.

I do believe that though we humans do have a physically body that needs good nutrition, exercise and rest to function healthy and properly, we are much much more than just physical beings.

We are also psychological begins and everything that we take in from the outside world by way of our five senses affects the way we think, feeling, and behave. So good health doesn’t just doesn’t involve nutrition and exercise.

I believe that everything has an affect our physical, mental and spiritual health. It’s just a matter of whether or not it’s positive and beneficial.

I hope to write about some of the positive and beneficial affects on human health along with the one’s that I have experienced in the near future.


See you at the Movies! – My thoughts on the Passing of Roger Ebert


Hi, Ramon here. Famous film critic Roger Ebert passed away today in Chicago. I’ve loved movies my entire life and I’ve watched hundreds of them, most of them indiscriminately ,and when I reached the age when I began to watch movies with a more critical eye, the first place I turned to was Siskel and Ebert’s At the Movies.

I grew up in the 70′s so this was before the internet. T.V. was the social medium of choice so each week watching Siskel and Ebert duke in out over what movies were worth watching and which one’s were not is what instilled into me how important movies were and reaffirmed how much I love them.

Mr. Ebert once said, “By going to the movies, and because of other things, too, going to college, making a wide variety of friends, moving around traveling, I became a lot more open-minded than the heritage I was born into might have suggested.” These are my thoughts exactly, especially since I was raised in a small mid-western town. I wish that more of what I have learned came from books as I regret not reading more but movie watching is the foundation of my cultural understanding of the world I live in and has actually inspired me to read more.

I wish I could have met Mr. Ebert but I felt like knew him through his reviews. Whenever there was a movie that I was curious about I would look towards Roger’s reviews or if I watched a movie I was intrigued about and wanted to get more of an insight on, Roger is the one who I trusted and respected.

Movies play a big part in my life by helping me maintain good mental health. They make me happy and it gives me a refuge from time to time from the pressures of reality. For both me and many other people, Roger and movies go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Thank you Roger for a job well done! The Balcony is closed.