Category Archives: Exercise


Just when we’d given up on pet adoption, this little guy arrived at a local shelter. Meet Buddy, a 3 year old terrier mix who rescued us back in April. He is, for sure, a very special new “laptop”. ***************************************** … Continue reading

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So you have been walking for decades, convinced that you have good cardiovascular health, and then it happens. A winter storm dumps more than a foot of heavy, wet snow on your space. It started white and fluffy, turned into … Continue reading

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What’s a Pommel Horse ? I was about to see for myself, up close and personal, in 9th grade gym class. Coming out of Catholic school, where physical education meant “Red Rover” in the paved schoolyard, I was in for … Continue reading

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We read. We write. We sit. According to recent reports, sitting 5 hours a day is the equivalent of smoking a pack and a half of cigarettes. Ouch. I have felt the effects, and make an effort to get up … Continue reading

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Binge Cleaning

It’s a different way to deal with anxiety. I’ve done it for a lifetime. Some folks eat. Some exercise. Some meditate or pray. I clean. In a big way. And if they are willing, others enter into the frenzy. Recently, … Continue reading

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Death by Coupon

Originally posted on vanbytheriver:
It will be somewhere in my obituary.  “She died trying to redeem a coupon”. The body ages; the mind refuses to recognize its limitations. It happens to me all the time. I never learn. The latest…

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Vanity. Thy name is Van.

It was just another shopping day at the local Farmer’s Market. It was a beautiful, sunny day. I was wearing my favorite jean skirt, now about 20 years old. (Don’t laugh, we all have one!) There was noticeable attention that … Continue reading

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