Yesterday, May 11, made it four year here. Just checking in at my start week Spark team, it appears that very few of us are left . . . I did hear from team buddy JOPAPGH who has been burning up the running trails big time.
Although I co... Read more
I really love birdjam which provides bird song . . . now an app on my iPhone. And the Audobon bird app too -- up to five different bird conversations per species! Even better of course: listening to birds au naturel!! In nature!
So: thi... Read more
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Who knew that having babies (and raising them) makes us smarter? Mo... Read more
Goodlife is Canada's largest gym chain. Not my gym: I'm a Y member. But a recent Globe interview with Goodlife founder David Patchell-Evans offers some interesting observations about how to lead --what else? -- a good life:
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I've been digging.
I've been weeding. Rooting out twitch grass from my flower beds.
I've been cutting back last year's perennials.
I've been pruning out errant raspberry canes.
And: my back is sore. My arms are scratched. ... Read more
There's that bright fresh green fuzz on the trees which are once again "leaping greenly" -- and of course e.e. cummings' great poem about spring always comes to mind when I see new leaves unfolding:
i thank You God for most this amazin... Read more
Never fails to surprise me how stiff my arms and shoulders (and butt) feel after the first few rounds of golf each spring.
I work 'em all at the gym.
I did more XC skiing than ever this past winter. Great upper AND lower body workout.... Read more
. . . . is on sale, regularly $16.99, for just $1.99 ending April 29. And yup, that's tomorrow!!
It's terrific!! The bird part may even be better in some ways than birdjam (which cost me a whack more) and waaaaaay easier to download. No... Read more
At home: a new laptop. So much faster, so much more reliable.
And: I've finally replaced my old flip cell phone (kept turned off, for emergency out-calls only) with an iPhone5. Truly amazing. A camera! My work emails! My work calendar... Read more
That's a quotation from Michael Pollan (of "Eat plants" fame) in Saturday's National Post.
"The first bite is the banquet. That's a Chinese rule. Every subsequent bite will be less good. It's never going to get better... Read more
Is there an app for making decisions? Yes there is and more than one. Quite a number of them, in fact, as a recent article in the Globe and Mail pointed out to me:
www.theglobeandmail.com/ life/relationships/choices -got-you... Read more
Read a short article in the Globe and Mail yesterday which summarized a pretty large study correlating time spent on food preparation with time spent on exercise.
Conclusion: people who spend more time on food prep spend less time exercisin... Read more
I was heading to the grocery store with DH, chewing away on a piece of cinnamon gum and . . . . yikes!! broke a tooth, upper left molar. It was a sharp fracture, sensitive, and felt pretty wobbly as if more was going to fracture. I'm of the er... Read more
An article in today's Globe and Mail indicates that competition for money is an optimum motivation to lose weight. Particularly when my individual loss (weight wise) is your loss (financially). That's apparently even more effective than shari... Read more