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My Other Hobby: Knitting
Monday, October 07, 2013      9 comments

This blog entry is about knitting. Specifically, the type of knitting I like to do these days in my spare time. A bit of history: I took up knitting when my hip first started to get arthritic and cause me a lot of pain. I had previously pou... Read more
The Case of the Disappearing Weekend
Sunday, October 06, 2013      3 comments

Well, nothing much is going on in my life right now. I honestly didn't feel like writing anything yesterday. Not really today, either, but it's probably not a good idea to go too long without writing. A while back I wrote that I "only" had ... Read more
Little Blue Cold Pills
Friday, October 04, 2013      2 comments

Well, I have not taken any little blue cold pills in the past 24 hours, so this blog post will be less exciting than yesterday's zinger. Today's excitement (for me anyway) is tropical storm Karen. When I was very young I used to watch... Read more
Um, I'm Not Sure What to Call This One
Thursday, October 03, 2013      9 comments

SparkPeople is a universe and the people in it are celestial objects. I am speaking metaphorically, of course. Don't worry. I am firmly grounded in reality right now as I struggle to deal with the sno... stuff dripping from my nose and clog... Read more
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      4 comments

I will see how I do with blogging right now. I am in the throes of a nasty head cold, and that might make me veer off into the negative, though I will be on my guard against it. Yesterday I suffered most of the day with an itchy throa... Read more
Complex Carbohydrates
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      5 comments

Complex carbohydrates are speaking to me right now, but it's not what you think. This is what they say: ... Read more
Coats and Jackets: A Testimonial
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      3 comments

Today is the first of October and things are evolving. The air is getting steadily cooler and my thoughts are turning to winter clothing. About a year and a half ago, I weighed 60 pounds more than I do today. In that time, I have shopp... Read more
Eat. Shower. Shop. Repeat.
Monday, September 30, 2013      1 comments

I had not intended my thoughts on Stoicism, inspired by the book I am reading, to be the blog post for Monday. What happened was, a storm rolled in on Sunday afternoon, so I had a nap, which meant I was wide awake past midnight, which meant by t... Read more
Stoicism and Weight Training for the Mind
Monday, September 30, 2013      1 comments

oicism “Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind.... Read more
Make Room
Sunday, September 29, 2013      2 comments

Well, even with the big day I had yesterday, I still made it to Step class this morning. Those of you familiar with my description of last Thursday's class will be happy to know that Dan the Man milked his spectacular fall for all its humo... Read more
Busy Saturday and a New Book: Ai Weiwei's Blog
Saturday, September 28, 2013      0 comments

What a busy day! Today we got up early and took the train into the big city (Toronto) and went to the Art Gallery of Ontario to see the same David Bowie exhibit we saw at the Victoria & Albert museum in London, England. We also saw an exhib... Read more
Step Class and a Big Dinner
Friday, September 27, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday I went to Step class at the gym's second location (hereafter known as "the new gym") -- because that is where Dan the Man teaches on Thursday. (There is a Step class in both locations on a Thursday night, but the alternate instructor t... Read more
This Stuff Is For the Birds! (Tai Chi, I Mean)
Thursday, September 26, 2013      6 comments

I'm pretty good at stroking the peacock's tail, but when that white crane wants to cool its wings, I get lost pretty fast. But it's only been two classes. Tai Chi, that is. One day it will all be wonderful, I know. Because I can ... Read more
A New Goal
Wednesday, September 25, 2013      5 comments

So this morning I had my session with a new-to-me trainer. He is an older man with plenty of experience, especially in Sports training. (Older is relative, especially where trainers are concerned; but by "older" I mean "older than I am", so... Read more
Ignore This Post and Read the Next One I am About to Write
Wednesday, September 25, 2013      1 comments

I'm still going to write about my training session this morning -- I just need to get THIS out of my system first........ I love to write. It's a recreational activity (and at one time it was a profession) for me, so it's not something I ev... Read more

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