Category Archives: Attempts at Humor

Global Introverts Day!

  It’s Global Introverts Day — Let the parties begin! I didn’t realize it until seeing an item in the NY Times this morning while eating my bowl of cold cereal that today, June 7, is Global Running Day. I’m … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Snow on 4/1 Bodes Ill for Marathoners

Anyone who thought winter was done with us must have been surprised by the snowstorm that hit Boston on Saturday. Although in the end it didn’t leave much snow, it reminded many of the massive snow storm that hit the … Continue reading

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Not A Christmas Carol

[For K.D., of course, with apologies to C.D.] It was Christmas Eve, and the Ghost of Christmas Past glanced at the last name on his list and thought to himself, “This will be easy as figgy pudding.”

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The Kicking Gene

I have to admit right at the start that the title I chose for this post is intentionally simplistic. Even among non-scientists like me, it’s generally understood that the old notion that there are single genes responsible for complex physical … Continue reading

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Frazz at the Races

A confession: I read and enjoy the daily comics — or the “funny pages” as they used to be called — in the Boston Globe. Yes, every morning I flip impatiently past the world news and the brilliant feature writing … Continue reading

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From the Archives: High Maintenance

[All I can say is that when I wrote this seven years ago, I had NO IDEA what “high maintenance” really was. Looking back now, I marvel at how easy everything seemed to be when I was “only” fifty. Originally … Continue reading

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The Effect of Endurance Training on Spousal Social Life

“Spouses influence each other’s exercise habits, for better and worse, more than is often recognized, according to an interesting new study of the workout habits of middle-aged couples. The study found that changes in one spouse’s routine tend to be … Continue reading

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