CNNs Story About Me and My Weight Loss Foibles
Not fake news. Maybe more than a tad biographical (about me), but certainly not fake.
Most people who meet me in the real world find me "Type A." ... Read more
Making a Big Boy Decision
Yesterday I became an adult. Yeah me. October 19, 2017 and I am no longer a little boy.
Before yesterday, very much so. Here is what happened:
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The Banana Wheel - What Say You, Sparkpeople?
My shortest blog ever, just for those of you who criticize my frequent emulations of Tolstoy.
Which banana is best to eat?
[I've got my... Read more
All That Sparky Water, the Homeless & An Idea
So walking into and out of Camden Yards, depending on where one parks, homeless people and beggars are there. I've seen people be generous, but more of... Read more
Walk With Me! (Spark Competition)
So the summer swimming pool system went out with more than a whimper than a bang, as the atypically cool and rainy weather made the temperature in the pool feel downright frosty.
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What's Your (Hunger) Number?
Today's Washington Post contains an interesting article about how one may accurately evaluate the degree of one's own hunger. Yes according to the Post, Democracy Dies in Darkness, but apparently the editors can look up from their political out... Read more
See Something, Say Something?
An older lady (68 years old, give or take 5 and not a fitness maven) got on the treadmill next to mine at the gym this morning. She made it clear sh... Read more
Changes In My 'Hood (an actual on-topic blog)
This morning, after contemplating how Easter bunnies lay multi-colored eggs despite being mammals, with perfect spring weather, I took a long walk. It's a 2.6 mile loop around my hilly residential neighborhood. After a winter spent in the gym, ... Read more
Democracy Dies in Darkness
A new current events thread seemed appropriate. Some miscellaneous observations of recent goings-on. Feel free to ignore me, quibble, or hijack this thread as the spirit moves you. If you expected a nutrition, exercise or weight loss blog, mov... Read more
The Enemy Within - A Topical Metaphor
In the 5th episode of the 1st season, entitled "The Enemy Within", a transporter malfunction splits Captain Kirk into two people – one good and one evil, and neither capable of functioning well separately. Because of a transporter malfunction, ... Read more
Haters Gonna Hate
Enough is enough people. I have held my tongue too long, but it's time to say something.
I have seen a lot of hate spewed on social media in recent days about a man who is a winner and overachiever, and that's what the people who support h... Read more
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
So, comma before the "and" in the name of this blog, or not. Inquiring grammarians want to know, which is not the point here.
I clicke... Read more
A Wake-Up Call: Go to the Gym!
I have a recurring weakness as en employer: I get invested in my employees like they are family members. I care about them. I want them to be happy and want their family members to be happy and healthy too. We had a good year and I just fini... Read more
Home for the Holidays
Our tale of woe follows:
The chance scheduling of the last possible fall final exam early on a Saturday morning, two ice storms, one canceled shuttle bus that was booked to take Thing Two from his campus in Northwestern Indiana to the airpo... Read more
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Smart Sparky Holiday Entertaining - Recommendation
Last night was our firm's holiday party and we hosted 26 people in our house.
We had catered food including crab dip (you know I'm a Maryland... Read more