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And so, COVID continues....
Thursday, October 15, 2020      1 comments

Two of my classes are allegedly on-campus in-person, but we're also streaming via zoom for students who are isolating. Over the course of the semester, students have been gradually voting with their feet; the number of students in the room keeps... Read more
not a bad day, all in all....
Wednesday, October 07, 2020      3 comments

Even though work is just as crazy-making as ever. Early doctor's appointment. My A1C was 5.9. That's NORMAL RANGE. Better than it's been in AT LEAST 5 years. So we can stop one of the meds which was probably only making minor contributions... Read more
Wow, a month gone by already....
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      1 comments

* Classes are underway and so far I'm on top of things, BUT there hasn't been much work due yet, i.e. no grading to pile up. * Back on track with my weight, recording things, logging my food, doing the deal. Trend is downward, not as fast ... Read more
Cue the Proclaimers. TWICE, Baby....!
Saturday, August 01, 2020      3 comments

On July 1, 2019, I started logging my miles walked. I'd been doing some walking before that, but only recorded the time, not the miles. Today, August 1, 2020, 13 months to the day, I got this in an email: ... Read more
Holy cow, how did this happen...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020      1 comments

Oh yeah... a day at a time, a walk at a time.... My morning sugars are good. My A1C was 6.3, up a little but still OK. (The lowered activity f... Read more
Why "Flattening The Curve" Matters
Wednesday, March 25, 2020      4 comments

So here's a little something I put together showing the basic problem of a pandemic: Exponential growth. If we start with 1 sick person, and that person infects N others, and each of those goes on to infect N more... what happens after this goes... Read more
"Healthy" doesn't have to be expensive
Thursday, January 02, 2020      2 comments

Interesting article at The Guardian about how we make things more complicated than it needs to be, and suddenly living healthy becomes another consumer product to be consumed conspicuously. When in fact, we know the basics pretty well: Don... Read more
Cue the Proclaimers....
Sunday, December 08, 2019      1 comments

So on July 1 I started logging my miles instead of just recording the time I spent walking.... And I have walked 500 miles... A day at a time,... Read more
Pessimists, optimists, engineers
Saturday, November 30, 2019      2 comments

The PESSIMIST says the glass is half empty. The OPTIMIST says the glass is half full. The ENGINEER says the glass is twice as big as requir... Read more
Busy day so far, hopefully not all day
Saturday, November 02, 2019      2 comments

Finished some deadlines at work and cleared some backlog, so the pace is backing off from "frantic" to its usual pace of "hectic." I'll take whatever progress I can get. Just finished getting the back yard into shape for winter--final trim... Read more
Better today...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019      2 comments

Went to bed early last night & slept straight through... much help. Funny, it's almost as if I don't have as much energy as I did 30 years ago... but it can't be that I'm getting older, I'm not old enough for that.... Anyway, got more done... Read more
Not my best day...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019      1 comments

Not sure why, but my energy level has been shot all day. I got to bed at a decent hour last night, but my fanny's been dragging all day. I've accomplished somewhere between diddly and squat. Realistically, the high-fat lunch probably didn't help... Read more
Odds & ends
Saturday, September 07, 2019      1 comments

So it seems that a late-summer cold is becoming part of my back-to-school ritual. So I've been backing off on my exercise since I just haven't had the energy. Haven't stopped it entirely, mostly because I don't want to break my streak here, but ... Read more
Trying to keep going...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      3 comments

REALLY went off-plan this morning. Too much carb, too much salt, just too much. Trying to stay on track the rest of the day, and I did my usual weight workout, so there's that, at least. (I'm realizing that while an early-morning walk does me go... Read more
Spending the day getting into (some) jam...
Tuesday, August 06, 2019      2 comments

So I was at the veggie stand getting some pickling cucumbers, and asking about their peaches and whatever else they had. Well, it seems they had a couple of beer flats of bruised, unripe-on-one-side, etc., strawberries, a few peaches, a couple o... Read more

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