The SpongeBob Payoff

Whether you call it a shameless publicity stunt or sincere effort to raise money for cancer research, you are right. I laid down a challenge that I would roller skate 1 mile for every $50 raised in a 2-week period and my generous friends came through with $510!! So I am skating 10 miles today…

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A birthday wish

I’m too old to get real gifts for my birthday. After a certain age, you start getting “gag” gifts in basic black with an “over the hill” theme, along with Geritol, Depends and AARP subscriptions… and I still have my sense of humor about it. But this year I am going to ask for something…

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The mental middle ground

Presidential election season is fun isn’t it? Our mostly two-sided party system divides our country almost neatly in half. Like medieval armies, both left and right have their absolute diehards who hang out at the edges of the battlefield shooting verbal arrows into the air at the other side. If you are convinced that one…

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Running blind

I had a dead battery epiphany last week on my evening run. My GPS battery went out after 2 miles, but I decided to go ahead and run my 10 miles anyway and figure out my average pace at the end. Usually I’m watching my real time pace and trying to stay at 8:50, which…

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