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Checking In – Felling Trees

Last week, my neighbor came by to help us out. A couple trees had fallen near the edge of our property. They were not the problem, they were down. There was a third tree which had cracked and fallen – … Continue reading

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Week 2: Ski Season!

Week 2 of the new year was pretty all right. Big news of my fitness week: ski season! Tuesday was the first day of Windham Mountain’s 50+ Program. I took part in the program last year for the first time. … Continue reading

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All right, here we are, one week into 2018. Happy New Year! As I said in my last post, I’m going to post weekly for a while to hold myself accountable on fitness. My goal to start the year was … Continue reading

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I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I do like resolutions, just not because of numbers on a calendar. But at this year’s passing, I find myself with a resolution which coincides with the turn of the calendar. … Continue reading

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Better Than Black Friday

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving! Prompted by some of the National Parks and outdoor clothing companies with their #OptOutside on Twitter, I’m making today #BetterThanBlackFriday. I generally hate shopping, so can’t think of much worse than doing it on … Continue reading

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Texas 4000 – Halfway There, And So Much More

Update on my fabulous niece Marlene – she and the other Sierra Route riders are just over halfway to Anchorage! (they’re riding 4000+ miles from Austin to Anchorage, raising $$ for cancer research and programs, see my last post.) I … Continue reading

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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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