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New Start

Mid year seems hardly a new start, but we just sold our old truck. It was part of an era for us. It was an old Explorer that moved with us from house to house as we moved around the country. Selling it so someone who was really interested and wanted to fix it up was fun. It went to…

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Health

This is such a broad concept. What is health? What is healthy? And there is all the other stuff like, how do you get/stay healthy? Medical care – how much is too much vs. not enough? Questions, questions…. I have a healthy feeling body, but when cancer was growing in me it felt much the same? How do you ever…

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Cold Ride

On my ride yesterday I was reminded of how cold fog can be out here! I remember fog as a child in Colorado and it was a warm, enveloping, mystical thing. You could kind of see, but not really. Plus all the horror movies had some kind of foggy scene somewhere. Just to be clear, the operative word here is…

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Skin

Now this is a subject you only have early in the season as a cyclist. Yesterday I went for a ride that included 2 decent hills. My butt is sore (read skin and bones) because it just hasn’t had time to toughen up. I’m sure a comparison could be made with horseback riding. In addition to muscles, skin, needs to…

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Squirrels

This morning I had a fun surprise. If you live in a neighborhood with trees and squirrels, have you noticed the branches with live leaves on them just under a tree? As Allister and I are walking home approaching an intersection, we’re walking under a group of large leafy trees. I’m looking ahead at the street to see if there…

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My Pillow

Yesterday I went for my fifth ride in two weeks and each one included a hill of some kind. As I left to meet another rider, I felt like something was missing. I start to run though a checklist: air in tires, check; gloves, check; water in my water bottles, check; helmet and sunglasses, check; Something still feels different, but…

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Yoga…

Okay, I like to think I’m now in better shape than I’ve been and certainly no slouch, but yoga just has me stumped. There are so many little muscles you use that are just not apparent to you as you live your daily life. But in yoga, they all show up, or not. Mine are in the ‘not’ group. Balance…

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Old Trees

This morning as I walked my normal route, I noticed a tree. An old tree. There are fewer and fewer of them these days. The drought has taken many of them and the tree grinders are always gnawing away at some tree in the neighborhood it seems. This old tree has an interesting twist to the trunk that I’ve noticed…

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Summer’s Here

Yesterday was the first day of summer, unofficially. People were wearing sleeveless tops, sundresses and shorts. Today will be a great ride. I’m leaving a bit earlier because of the heat I anticipate. Asphalt does a great job of magnifying the temperatures along with the cars driving by. It’s funny, the things you begin to recall as the season changes.…

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Good Morning!

What a wonderful weekend. I had a great time living! How joyful to just be alive. Saturday I went to a photography exhibit on Cuba. It was wonderful talking to the photographers about their experiences and trading adventures (I was there early 2016) of how the country has changed, in a year no less. Early Sunday morning we walked to…

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