Posts Categorized: Health

Why not just walk in the daytime?

Yet another cold front is heading down our way. Of course, it’s right after we got a couple of nice days for my morning walk. When I bemoan the fact to family and friends, I always get the same question. Why not just walk in the daytime? I’ve got very good reasons for my pre-dawn… Read more »

Thinking about thinking

Okay, two political posts is my limit for the week. Any more than that and I’ll be changing the name of the blog from “Ramblings” to “Grumblings”. I think it’s time for a change. Of course, that’s actually the problem. Thinking. Or, more accurately, thinking about thinking. Here’s the deal. Basically, I think I think… Read more »

No need to get all physical

Welp, it’s that time of year again. The obsessing. The imagination running wild. It’s all about to come true. Or not. Either way, there’s no need to get all physical about it. That’s someone else’s job, actually. Now that I’m in my declining years (bell curve it, peeps), I faithfully go for my annual checkup with… Read more »

Tuck it away

It’s been nine years since I left my last job in Corporate America (“left” is a euphemism for laid off, which was a euphemism for fired). For a year after that fateful date, I still had access to some company benefits. One of those was the clinic, where I received some strange advice on my… Read more »

The reason why golf courses are disappearing

Society has it tough. “It” gets blamed for lots of stuff. Almost everything, in fact. Most of the time, this is uncalled for. The roots of the specific problem are usually more local or intimate. However society is the reason why golf courses are disappearing. Let me ‘splain. This is going to be one of… Read more »

Put the lemon in the coconut

With no apologies to the Harry Nilsson song from my youth (which I quite enjoyed singing to), I have a problem. It’s a problem of surprise and dismay. And maybe, just maybe, it could be solved if they had put the lemon in the coconut. First, let me say that I am not averse to… Read more »

Something to stew over

While November slipped by me, leaving a hole in my year-long cooking challenge, December is back on track. Thanks to a cookbook sent by a friend, I had something to stew over for the holidays. Specifically, a Caribbean lamb stew recipe. How did I do? Let’s find out… I’ll scratch your eyes out! Generally, when… Read more »

Starting with a clean(ing) slate

The new year is still a month away, but there’s no reason not to start now on wiping the slate clean. Or, in this case, starting with a clean(ing) slate. I’m not a big believer in coincidence. I think life is just life, acting either randomly or quixotically, depending on your romantic bent. “Coincidence” is… Read more »

Bracing myself for more pain

Some things pass from reality and memory swiftly. Others linger like a dank smell that you can’t locate. Sadly, I’m here to talk about the bad smell type and why I’m bracing myself for more pain. Two Halloween’s ago, I damaged myself setting up my (then) new idea of a Dead Thing Pen. I thought… Read more »

Feet don’t fail me now

Newsflash! Getting to the end of the post at the beginning – my feet didn’t fail me at all. In fact, unlike Snoopy, my feet were asking for more! Post the bloated Thanksgiving dinner, I definitely needed to do something about my roly-poly feeling. Cue a reasonably warm morning (70) and some rain clouds that… Read more »