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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…
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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 […]