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Why We Really Fail at Fitness Resolutions

  Let's face it. Most of us are genuinely sincere about our New Year's commitments. We truly do want to lose weight or get more fit or eat better. Really. We do. Our heartfelt wish [...]

I Just Don’t Feel Like It

  Sometimes it doesn't matter at all what you explain. The facts may add up, but they aren't compelling. Sometimes folks just don't want to do the work. Boy can I relate. In my late [...]

Life Finds a Way

Bill stood next to me at the snack table, which was laden with Christmas goodies that would stop a heart at a hundred feet. Someone had kindly provided hummus with crudites, which was what I [...]

What Do You Have in the Bank?

As a rule Americans don't save. We spend. More than half of us (56% according to Forbes magazine) have less than $1000 between their checking and savings accounts, and would be hard-pressed to cover a [...]

Don’t Like It? Lump It

That's effectively what the editors of Outside Magazine said to disgruntled readers who responded negatively and rudely to a recent survey questioning its readers about sexual harassment in the outdoors. It's real. And as a [...]

Merry Christmas! Got Cremation?

The letter arrived in a cream-colored envelope on Black Friday. Just as we were slipping into the insanity of Silly Season. I ripped it open. The Neptune Society was reminding me, kindly but firmly, that [...]

Epic Women

On Facebook just after Thanksgiving I watched a video that Oregon Research sponsored called "Where the Wild Things Are." The film features a few young guys hanging in a bar, complaining about the weather. "Where [...]

Pill Pushers vs Prevention

This morning as I headed out the door on my daily trek around the neighborhood, I broke into a gentle jog. With a few quick stops to greet some dog walkers early on this Sunday [...]

Feet on Fire

Every so often there's reason to get excited about something new, especially if it promises to fix a frustrating problem. A few days ago on the Facebook site Outdoor Women's Alliance, a good many of [...]

Colorado Culture

As I headed down the long concrete walkway in the 6200 foot altitude I looked out over Denver and the plains. It was about 9:30 am. I'd been up since about 4:30, given the extra [...]