Number 20!

Hello Everyone! we’ve made it to 20 posts! First off thanks for reading/following/commenting! I am grateful for all of your inputs and critiques as it makes my skills sharper and sharper. So to celebrate the 20th post first I will share some of my greatest hits posts. Then my top twenty favorite songs I jam to while I Run, Yoga and other activities.

Thanks for reading!

Thanks for reading!

My Greatest Hits

Some Healthy Things to Think About

Tools For Being Healthy & Fit

Dean’s Day Off

Deans Top Twenty Workout Jams…

“Man in the Box” – Alice in Chains

“You Take my Breath Away” – The Knife

“In da Club (instrumental)” – 50 Cent

“Ænima” – Tool

“Sober” – Tool

“Theme for Great Cities” – Simple Minds

“Fortune Days” – Glitch Mob

“Hyper” – Cascade

“Goin Out West” – Tom Waits

“Forsaken” – David Draiman of Disturbed

“Blue Jeans” – Ladytron

“Training Montage” – Rocky IV Soundtrack

“Organ Donor” – DJ Shadow

“I Got The Power” – Stevie Wright

“Forty Six and 2” – Tool

“My D!ck” – Mickey Avalon

“Digital Versicolor” – Glass Candy

“Cult of Personality” –  Living Color

“Autobot/Decepticon Battle” -Transformers the Movie Soundtrack 1986

“Why So Serious?” ( Crystal Method Remix) – Dark Knight Soundtrack


Once again thanks and continue to read as we journey on together through this part of my  life.

It’s YOUR Year in 2013!

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying your gifts and nursing your holiday party hangovers. Hey! We even survived the impending Apocalypse! With that being said lets look to the future and what opportunities 2013 will bring.

Someone asked me what my new years resolution was. I told her I don’t have one, all I want is to do better than I did last year. That’s it. Nothing more or less. So I am going to share with you all how I plan to do this. Maybe it will help you get ideas on what you want for the new year.

  1. Get an annual check up. I get a physical/dental exam around my birthday month. This way i know whats going good or bad. You are the only one who can take care of your self.
  2. Continue to study and practice Yoga. This is my hobby maybe yours is reading, drawing or exercise, having a hobby is great. Its keeps your mind fresh and away from bad habits.
  3. Stay in school and continue the practice of Autodidacticism. If you don’t know what that means; basically it means “self-taught”. This gifts from this are infinite. I will always be a student.
  4. Family time. Yeah I know we get caught up in our rapture and routine of our lives. Family is the gel that will keep you together. Plan a day out and go somewhere, doesn’t even have to be fancy, dinner is good.
  5. Travel! One of my favorite things to do. Going somewhere different is great as you can look outside the sphere of your life and reflect. Even a simple road trip for a day will let you experience something new. Also go somewhere alone and use your natural skills to figure out who to get around.

Well that’s all I have and will be my last post for 2012. Once again thanks for all the support and following my blog. Happy New Year and see you in 2013!






Hello everyone! My name is Dean Joseph and I personally welcome you to MY side of the World Wide Web. Before we get started let me tell you a little bit about myself that way you can get an idea about what this is all about.

 I was born from in London, England from a Jamaican mother and an Antiguan father. Yes! That’s quite a mix! But I get my sense of determination and practicality from my mothers side. My fathers side gave me my ambition and independence.

At a young age of eight I moved to New York along with my aunts and their children. We came to live with my Grandmother (RIP). My first memories NY are the lines and strips of fast food places as we drove home. I was your average precocious kid in elementary school. My mom always had her hands full(especially as a single parent).

 I went to Mount Vernon High School, never really liked high school I had friends but most of the time I would cut school and hang around the Bronx at other High Schools. Also I think smoking weed kind of ruined a lot of things during that time also.

 Eventually I straightened up and went to College. It was a place in upstate NY called SUNY Canton. I learned how to be an electrician and other applied sciences skills. The most valuable thing I learned from that experience was how to live away from home.

 I graduated and came back to Mount Vernon where I worked for a Temp Agency. No one never told me that I would have to pay back the student loans I took out. My friend coerced me to join the Army with him. Thankfully my college background helped me secure a job fixing generators instead of a frontline infantry job.

 The Army gave me something that I never had, a father figure. Also it REALLY showed me home to live away from home. The first place I went to was Ft. Drum, NY.

 Fort Drum was interesting I made some new friends and unlocked my focus and potential. Then it was off to Germany there I REALLY discovered how to be away from home. In 2003 I went to Iraq that was an unique experience. What I go from that was when America goes to war they will stop at nothing to destroy the enemy. I stayed out there for about 4 months.

 I went back to Fort Drum in October of 2003. By this time I was a Sergeant and a leader of soldiers. Imagine having 10 children all with different issues such as a pregnant teenage wife and a thief. The one of the things that the Army showed we may be all different races but we all still human with all the same needs and desires about life. I decided after this stint in the Army I would not re-enlist again. I was transferred to another unit and did a office job for a while. This was good as it made me see how a business is run from the inside. I took a lot of good information from that job which I still use to this day.

I got stop lossed which means the Army extended me without my choice to go back to Iraq. This time the base I stayed on was built up and was like a summer camp compared to how I lived the last time. Showers, Internet Burger King what more could you ask for? I stayed out there for a year. It was good because it gave me time to really think about what I wanted to do when I got out of the Army.

Currently I work for NYC Transit fixing a Subway trains and working on my Masters in Web Design. Its been a long road, but I can say that I have learned and I am STILL learningSo stay tuned as my journey continues!