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Do you like to write letters?
Saturday, December 08, 2012      16 comments

I have been writing love letters this month. "NO!" some of you might gasp. It's the eve of your 40th wedding anniversary and your old man, well maybe he started out ... Read more
Fun Day!
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      14 comments

Yes, this is my favorite way to spend money! It must be, because I keep on doing it. Why have dentists got so many of us trained to meekly comply with the architectur... Read more
BLC 20 experiences
Monday, December 03, 2012      12 comments

I started out reasonably well but I think I allowed myself to get derailed. It was a big irony that November was No Excuses Month because that was the month when excuses started cropping up all over! I was sick! I was too busy at work! There... Read more
Eat a Red Apple Day
Saturday, December 01, 2012      11 comments

I just read on the Interwebs that December 1st is "Eat a Red Apple Day". It is also, more importantly, World AIDS Awareness Day. I will commemorate this day. I've got a choice between Gala, an old sweet friend, and the Jazz Apple. I got ... Read more
December must be a month of focus
Friday, November 30, 2012      10 comments

I know I need to work hard in December. I have too many skinny people in my life who want to socialize by eating. I have to resist. Write letters. Send cards. Make phone calls. But I absolutely cannot be sucked into "food festivities". ... Read more
Thanksgiving plans
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      14 comments

I've cooked a turkey every year since 1973. And this is the first year that I will not. My plan: seared sea scallops. A "big" salad. Asparagus. Some mashed potatoes for my son, who, in spite of nearing old age, still believes that Mashed ... Read more
No Excuses November....
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      9 comments

Only ten days left in the month and I've spent "no excuses November" making nothing but excuses. It's true that I am continuing to lose weight modestly and I am working out but my attitude at work and at some of the teams here is nothing but ex... Read more
I just walked through Gdansk!
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      13 comments

I'm not neglecting my virtual walk from Moscow to Lucca, Italy. I'm in Poland now! Walking through Russia took a full year. There's a nifty Spark Team where you can se... Read more
Please Sir, May I Have Some More?
Thursday, October 25, 2012      21 comments

So says Oliver Twist about his appalling little bowl of porridge. And so say I about...Exercise! For me, it's a revolution! In the past 15 months I have slowly but surely and steadily come to resent the days that I don't have much time fo... Read more
Principles of Obesity Economics
Friday, October 19, 2012      11 comments

https://www.coursera.org
/course/obesityecon Coursera is a free on-line way to take classes. I'm trying one that starts in just a couple of days. I don't know what it will be like, whether I'll be able to keep up, whet... Read more
Wheat Belly
Thursday, October 18, 2012      18 comments

I just read the book "Wheat Belly" by William Davis, M.D. I think it has far too many 5 star reviews on amazon.com. I am not an M.D. nor am I a nutritionist but this... Read more
Pescatarian diet: 62 days in
Saturday, October 13, 2012      15 comments

I became a vegetarian in August and have been able to stick with it with the exception of three tins of tuna fish at a time when I was rushed and needed a big protein hit.... Read more
Happy 199th to Verdi!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      9 comments

Verdi, one of Parma's favorite sons, is 199 today. I hope that 2013 will bring me the opportunity to see -- or at least listen to -- many of his operas. On October 10 1902... Read more
Doing the Erie Road Strut
Monday, October 08, 2012      15 comments

Yesterday when I was out walking I was wending my way home when I saw a deer strutting up the street in my direction. I live in the middle of the city but I am quite clos... Read more
October Goals
Monday, October 01, 2012      10 comments

I am going to articulate them. It seems as if I got my program stalled today when, out in traffic, I had a flat tire and spent time calling and waiting for the AAA. The AAA is a great investment but my exercise time was diminished. onwa... Read more

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