Monthly Archives: January 2012

Too old for this

We hadn’t seem Jim and Cheryl since New Year’s Eve, so we planned a get-together in our hood for Friday night. We considered going to a nearby comedy club for a little stand-up since we have a Groupon for four … Continue reading

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Don’t use it, you’ll lose it

This is one of the coolest things I have seen in some time. Also, one of the strongest arguments I have ever seen for an active lifestyle. The study, “Chronic Exercise Preserves Lean Muscle Mass in Masters Athletes,” published in … Continue reading

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Snow fun

The good news is I got out of work early yesterday. The bad news is, we got out early because a snow storm was picking up and we had this to deal with on the commute home: Luckily, the early … Continue reading

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Smoke on the water

First it was the snow, then the bitter cold spell. Old Man Winter has finally settled in here in Chicago. As I did my penguin waddle to the office today in my three layers of clothing, I remembered one of … Continue reading

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Where it all began

For the second year in a row we have gone to the Chicago Boat and RV Show, but this was the first year as an RV owner. The funny thing is, after seeing this year’s offerings, I feel like had … Continue reading

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Snow Day

After weeks of unseasonable warm weather, without much snow at all, the ‘hood has finally been transformed to a winter wonderland. One of the best places to enjoy the snow is inside the warm house, watching it fall outside. Macy … Continue reading

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The Sound of Mucus

On Friday, my friend Laura and I went to see Drury Lane Theatre’s production of The Sound of Music. It was the first time going to a show at Drury Lane, and it was The Sound of Music, which I … Continue reading

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Resolute in meeting my goals

Now that my back-to-back, four-day weekends — bridged with a three-day (not much) work week — have come to an end, it’s back to the regularly scheduled program around here. I have legitimate duties to attend to at work, and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I know a lot of people were ready to say goodbye to 2011 and welcome the fresh start a new year brings, and for very good reasons. There were many folks who experienced hard times, disappointments, illnesses and unimaginable tragedies … Continue reading

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