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Do you have a favorite number?

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      9 comments

Mine is 9. Ted Williams and I both wore number 9 on our baseball uniforms. Unfortunately, that is where the comparison ends as to our baseball playing. emoticonRead more

What is your favorite?

Monday, March 01, 2010      3 comments

While on coffee break, I decided to plan a list type survey based primarily on food and beverages. This may involve a lot of food but consider the portions small and it is not like we are actually eating. 1. What is your favorite breakfast ... Read more

The Last Station - A movie review

Sunday, February 28, 2010      4 comments

emoticon This movie is mainly a portrayal of the relationship between the great Russian author Leo Tolstoy (playe... Read more

You Kill Me - A movie review.

Friday, February 26, 2010      2 comments

emoticon You Kill Me is a cool little film that was released in 2007 and only grossed about $5 Million so coul... Read more

Body walks, mind rambles.

Thursday, February 25, 2010      5 comments

emoticon First, I would like to thank the Rolling Stones (via iPod) for the soundtrack to my lunch hour walk toda... Read more


Wednesday, February 24, 2010      3 comments

I am reading the book Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart and one of the characters (who was still at his job late in the evening) just made the comment, "A man who loves what he does never works a day in his life." Read more

Donating blood

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      14 comments

I donated whole blood 6 times last year. emoticon I became eligible to donate yesterday (you can only donate... Read more

My Ironman.

Monday, February 22, 2010      7 comments

Reading about an Iron Girl has caused me to reflect on my one and only Ironman Triathlon. Penticton, British Columbia, 1992 at age 41. It was supposed to be in 1991 at age 40 to show that age was not slowing me down (like the Grand Canyon run fo... Read more

Boardwalk to Brigantine, today's run.

Sunday, February 21, 2010      4 comments

Short Blog today after driving back from Atlantic City. An uneventful drive for those who read yesterday's Blog. Read more

Driving and passengering.

Saturday, February 20, 2010      14 comments

First, a trivia question: What does Lindsay Lohan and IPA-RAY have in common? Answer at end. After surviving a 6 hour car trip with my lovely wife, I have reduced the dozen or so comments I had about driving to 3 and balanced it with 3 rela... Read more

Low tech running.

Friday, February 19, 2010      15 comments

I have never run with a heart monitor. I have a Garmin watch with GPS but I also have absolutely no idea where it is. My favorite runs do not involve a map or a great deal of planning. I tell myself something like, "I think I'll run in the wood... Read more

Fat Tuesday

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      5 comments

As my fellow Saints fans celebrated the transition from Lombardi Gras to Mardi Gras, I celebrated with [shock of all shocks] some IPA's. emoticonRead more

The Virgil Flowers novels of John Sandford.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      2 comments

I have recently read all 3 mystery novels by John Standford which feature an investigator named Virgil Flowers. emoticonRead more

Please meet my Aunt Dot

Monday, February 15, 2010      9 comments

Instead of writing my Blog today, I am reproducing a newspaper article published after my Aunt Dot died. I think she would be proud to have Sparkers know her and was the first person I ever knew concerned about Nutrition. She lived in Rumford, M... Read more

Crazy Heart, movie review

Sunday, February 14, 2010      7 comments

This movie about an aging has-been country singer who drinks way too much and has been divorced four times sounds as familiar as a thousand country songs. emoticon... <a href=Read more

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