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Austin to Anchorage – They’re Off!

I want to introduce you to someone special: my super fabulous Beloved Niece #2. This is Marlene. She just graduated from the University of Texas Austin. And this summer she and 70+ other UTAustin students are cycling from Austin to … Continue reading

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Holiday Weekend

I just got back from teaching. As I was driving the hills of the last two miles to my house, I came upon someone walking. It’s relatively rare to see anyone running or walking (except me) because it’s all hills … Continue reading

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No, That’s Not True, Mr. President – and Why It Matters

Last week, a New Yorker political piece by Evan Osnos included this: “Other than golf, [Trump] considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.” This is not the first time that … Continue reading

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“Access” Means Nothing If It’s Not Affordable

Warning: This post is about healthcare; it is political; it is personal; I am angry; there may be cursing. Once again, I am compelled to write not about fitness, but about healthcare (because, of course, to anyone who has ever … Continue reading

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The End of Ski Season

Ski season is definitely done. This is my view from my computer today. Rain, fog, thunder, no snow left. I know everyone else seems ready for spring, but I could use a few more days of skiing. This was a … Continue reading

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The Health of Our Care – The Very Best Ever in the History of the World, Or Not

So, it’s here, the GOP’s replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. In my last two posts, I wrote a whole lot about pre-existing conditions. The GOP’s plan – potentially called the American Health Care Act, not really called The … Continue reading

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The Health of Our Care – Good Luck

I find myself unable to write my usual end-of-year post. You know, the take good care, be good to yourself, and be active post. I can’t write that at the close of this year because all I can think of … Continue reading

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The Health Of Our Care – Skin, Bones, and Blood

This post will not be of interest to my foreign readers, it’s all about American healthcare. And this is a subject that no one from around the world can understand. They can’t figure out how it’s such a problem in … Continue reading

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Cinnabar and Other Shades

Carrot, pumpkin, cinnabar, tomato, persimmon. For the past few weeks I’ve been reveling in shades of orange. Nearly every day, I’ve gone out into the woods to walk, to smell the slight funk of decaying leaves, to watch the animals … Continue reading

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Truth

I’ve got a secret. It’s time to open up and tell the truth. For the past many months, I’ve been dealing with a serious shoulder injury. Without falling or doing anything that I can remember to hurt it, I ended … Continue reading

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