So I keep getting these scam robocalls from "the IRS", saying the "IRS is suing me" and "this is a final warning" and "I need to call a phone number immediately". So curiosity got the better of me and I called.
A guy with a thick accent an... Read more
My daily pile of Sparky emails brought a hyperlink to a list of the "100 Best Workout Songs of the '90s." I was excited. Those who know me know I love workout music, lists of workout music, discovering new (to me) workout music, etc. I also f... Read more
Another blog not about health, weight loss or anything remotely like it. So most of you, these are not the Droids you are looking for.
As for the rest of you, this morning finds me working on a better and richer blog about candidate them... Read more
Did you watch the second Republican Presidential Debate? Did you watch it carefully? Really, really carefully?
I bet something obvious evaded detection. I stared at his hair. I wondered if he wore a toupee. Then I realized that I had s... Read more
The things we take for granted with respect to our health... today's example is vision.
So my Mom goes and finally has long-awaited and long-postponed cataract surgery.
Mind you her vision has always been awful; she has worn glasses si... Read more
Welcome back to a never-ending series of blogs about how I have turned going to the gym into a giant self-motivational game to keep my interest up and aligned with my goals for healthiness and weight loss. To understand all of this, I recommend ... Read more
Today's Washington Post has a wake-up call for all of us. If you joined Spark ever, for whatever reason, this means you. Just read this. Everyone. Now. Carefully.
www.washingtonpost.com/p osteverything/wp/2015/05/1 5/ta... Read more
The second of this series of blogs wrapped up by introducing (or I hope, reintroducing you) to how to find the right range of heart rates to achieve an efficient cardio workout for your age. If you have not already, best is if you read these in... Read more
Welcome back to an ongoing series of blogs about how I entertain myself, and keep my interest level up, at the gym. If you are reading these at all (and not just looking at the illustrations I ceaselessly troll the internet to steal), you shoul... Read more
Mean-spirited, rotten-to-the-core evil monsters lurk at the gym. Physically fit, finely chiseled evil monsters. The ones you thought you left behind on the 3rd grade playground. The ones who stole your lunch money, gave you a wedgie and laugh... Read more
... is not how we really are. It's TV. They sensationalize. They accentuate the extreme and the newsworthy. Blood sells, sadly. Did Don Henley not have that song called "Dirty Laundry" with the line about getting an interview with the (new)... Read more
Like food? Like ethnic food? Like ethnic food a lot and have problems not over-indulging in all that foreign yummy-ness? I have found the solution for you.
Simply stated, you are experiencing the wrong ethnic foods. Take your taste-bu... Read more
Tax Return Day. Our accountant goes to e-file. He cannot because a federal return already has been filed using my SSN. Warning, Will Robinson, this is tax fraud. Worse, it probably is identity theft.