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When In the Course of Human Events...
Thursday, July 04, 2013      15 comments

On July 4, 1776, there was no air conditioning. There were no ice cubes, no safe drinking water and no public sanitation. Then as now, liquids were imbibed for hydration... Read more
Pennant Fever
Friday, June 28, 2013      8 comments

You need to be a Baltimorean and a baseball fan to understand. The Evil Empire is in town this weekend, but tonight Good defeated Evil.... Read more
Benevolent Dictatorship
Friday, June 21, 2013      13 comments

I wish to thank all my SparkFriends for your votes in the recent election hereabouts. I accept the honor and duty bestowed upon me. ... Read more
The Four Nos - A Sparky Endurance Contest
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      20 comments

It's deceptively simple, but hard to do. Consistency, persistence and willpower are key. ... Read more
Food Flows Downhill
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      20 comments

A certain senior-citizen member of my extended family is a chronic and terminal shopaholic. She cannot help herself. Commissioned salespeople salivate over the mere prospect of her visitation to their retail establishments. Car dealers plan t... Read more
Programming Glitch Hereabouts - Heads Up SparkGuy!
Sunday, June 16, 2013      16 comments

Well, this otherwise perfect web site behaves a wee less perfect in certain repeating ways. I found a glitch. It's not a big problem and it will not interfere with your portion control perseverance or lack thereof. I found it disconcerting an... Read more
Not The Preferred Way to Lose Weight
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      12 comments

Um, odds are that you have a better time at work than they did last night. ... Read more
Ripped from the Headlines - Caffeinated Foods
Sunday, June 02, 2013      19 comments

Happy Sunday morning to all in Sparkland. I hope summer is off to a bang for all of you. As for me, I'm not going to let a little early-season sunburn keep me away from another pool day. Skin cancer risk or weight loss doing my favorite exerci... Read more
Sparky Movie Review - Star Trek Into Darkness (No Spoilers)
Monday, May 27, 2013      18 comments

Not a Sparky blog? Consider this: I watched the movie while taking nothing my mouth. No visits to the concession stand at all. So, there. **** My review of... Read more
Here We Go! (Happy New Year *So To Speak*, Sparkies)
Saturday, May 25, 2013      10 comments

Dateline Your Radio, On This Date in 1977: ... Read more
I Am Having a Love Affair of Sorts...
Saturday, May 11, 2013      18 comments

... with the elliptical machines at the gym. But as pool season approaches, my daily schedule will change and I will be saying goodbye to the gym for the summer. Wh... Read more
Using the Sparky Web Site - Ad-Free (Here's How)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      24 comments

Tempting the Sparky Gods with this short blog, but here are are two simple you can do: 1. Use Mozilla Firefox as your browser. 2. Download, use and enable the free Firefox ad-ons "ad-blocker plus" and "flash-blocker." Over 95% ... Read more
Looks Like an ATM - But Coming Soon its the Sparky AINT Station
Monday, April 29, 2013      16 comments

A business epiphany struck me on the way home from another non-tracking day on the road. It's too good not to share with everyone, as my Sparky clout might be large enough to make it actually happen. ... Read more
Can Obese Kids Learn to Ride a Bike? Ever? (Not me...)
Sunday, April 28, 2013      17 comments

Those who have been my Spark-Friend for a while know full well that I have been challenged by obesity for my whole life, beginning with the earliest childhood recollections. This manifested in all manner of damage, not the least of which has be... Read more
This A.I.N.T No Party; This A.I.N.T. No Disco...
Sunday, April 14, 2013      22 comments

Some five or six weeks late, spring finally has sprung here on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA. Outdoors our lawn, trees and shrubs are remarkably late getting underway with green-up. The DC Cherry Blossoms are a full 30 days behind their late-... Read more

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