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Covid symptoms range from barely noticeable to fatal.
Tuesday, February 09, 2021      4 comments

I had Covid with just one symptom: difficulty in breathing. Pretty scary. And kept me from being able to run. Or walk up a steep hill. I'm now running a bit. Slow but sure. It is frustrating but I feel very lucky. A 61 year old cousin of mi... Read more
My 70th birthday bike trip.
Thursday, October 15, 2020      7 comments

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020      4 comments

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69 and feeling fine!
Sunday, October 27, 2019      8 comments

I turned 69 this month and decided to consider where I stand relative to a year ago when I turned 68. I think I may have gotten older by the calendar but did not age otherwise. For these reasons: 1. I am about 20 pounds lighter than I was a... Read more
I may be 68 but so what?
Thursday, October 18, 2018      8 comments

I turned 68 years old this month. emoticon When I was a kid, people who were 68 years old were not just old, they were ancient! Here's 6 reason... Read more
RideLondon 100 mile bike ride.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018      3 comments

emoticon 100 mile ride from London, England to Surrey and back. Nice course. Bad weather ... Read more
I'm a pro at procrastination.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      6 comments

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until next week." That seems to be one of my mottoes lately. emoticon Although retired f... Read more
"I am the storm!"
Sunday, May 27, 2018      2 comments

This has been my inspiration lately: Of the many quotes that inspire Penn State University junior Maddie Holmberg, one stands out above all. It centers on an "exchange" between a wolf and fate. In it, fate whispers to the wolf, "You ca... Read more
I'm going on a 7 day cruise.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      7 comments

I am a bit concerned that the cruise will lead to gaining some weight when I am struggling to lose. Everyone I know who has taken a cruise talks about the endless food available. Some have also mentioned getting drink packages so that they could... Read more
I'm an Uber driver.
Thursday, January 05, 2017      3 comments

Being mostly retired, I found myself with some spare time. A friend suggested I consider being an Uber driver. I signed up and I love it! After 3 weeks, here are some thoughts: 1. Unless you plan to drive until 3:00 a.m. on Friday and Satur... Read more
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is the best book I read this year!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      5 comments

emoticon I read a lot of books. Prior to my retirement from full time work, I was reading about 75 books a year. This was due in part to my spen... Read more
Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon
Monday, October 10, 2016      2 comments

On October 2, I ran the Smuttynose Rockfest half marathon in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. I had heard that the course is flat and scenic, that there is a rock band that plays during and after the race, and that there would be beer, chowder, and... Read more
I turned 66 today.
Sunday, October 09, 2016      9 comments

Happy birthday to me! emoticon I am mostly retired, working about a day and a half a week. I am in decent shape having just run a hal... Read more
Sunday, May 15, 2016      2 comments

I did the virtual Walk Across America a couple times before that site shut down. That government site is back up but I joined this team which links to a number of virtual walks all over the world. It looks like a great team so I'm getting the wo... Read more
After 9 months, a new blog. So much has happened.
Monday, March 07, 2016      4 comments

While I have checked in on Spark, I have really not been active. That may explain why my weight is up and not budging. Six of the main events: 1. My father died. ... Read more

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