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Faith, Friends and Fortitude
August 27, 2019
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“A wife of noble character, who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies.”  Proverbs 31:10 I hadn’t hugged her for years.   Not because of a jealous mate, but because one of us had cooties.  Lin had bad blood in her bones. “Good thing I can’t kiss you,” I said.  “You’d fall in love […]
Health Parents and Kids
Hanging Out With Old Attitudes
July 28, 2019
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They are kids with wrinkled skin who wear plenty of attitude. Shuttle vans park outside the main entrance to cart them to and fro, whether to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping or to the movies.  Panel doors slide open and wheel chair ramps pop out.  After the cargos load, the vans are off and about. Inside […]
Health Lifestyle
January Tanning at 40 Degrees North
January 25, 2019
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“On vacations we hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.”  Erma Bombeck Suntan lotion sales melt at forty degrees north.  Especially in January when jackets cover skin.  But compared to my buddy, O’Malley Nanook of Fairbanks, […]
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Weight Watcher’s Journey May Require Duct Tape
January 24, 2014
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  The adult arm weighs eight pounds, about five percent of one’s body weight.  Thanks to my holiday junk food diet, I’m that much heavier.  I awoke this morning and had an epiphany: I still have the same arms.  The calories must have flowed further south.
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Worn out body parts can be replaced
June 19, 2013
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(Previously published in the Chico Enterprise-Record & Hockey Player Magazine, 2012) “It’s shot,” he said.  “Are you sure?” I asked.  “Positive.”    This exchange wasn’t with my mechanic about a fan belt but with an orthopedic surgeon.  I tore my anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, one of four ligaments critical to the stability of my knee.  “If […]
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Guy looks back at 1963
April 19, 2013
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I reached a milestone today.  I became cordless 50 years ago when dad snipped my umbilical cord.  I am a product of the 60’s, a planned child but unscheduled.   If you can’t remember where you were, or weren’t, here’s a glimpse at Americana in 1963…
Health Sports
Aging Hockey Player Can’t Eat Like He Used To
March 2, 2013
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(Hockey Player Magazine, February 2013) One hour after I made my food choice I realized it was a bad one. I’m almost 50 and fall under the old-guy category. Bobby Orr and Brad Park were my heroes. I cheered when Team USA beat the Russians in 1980. Many of my teammates weren’t yet born and […]