Monthly Archives: November 2017


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 subscriber to Outdoors for years, it's happened to me. It affects my ability to camp, hike, adventure safely. Many of [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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 I am going to die. But oh, by the way, ACT NOW for cheaper pricing, for better deals, just in [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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 are all the ladies?" One of the guys asks. For the rest of the video, we find out. They are [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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 morning, I finished two and a half miles not long afterwards. We are enjoying an unseasonably warm Thanksgiving weekend, and [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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 us were engaged in a lively debate about the condition known as Reynaud's Syndrome or Reynaud's Disease. For those not [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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 hour offered by the shift back to Standard Time. The sun was brilliant and the day, especially for early November, [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Thankful? Only Once a Year at Thanksgiving?

I lay in a hospital bed near Cappadocia, Turkey. The government hospital, which was cheaper, but where no one spoke English. The open emergency room area was full of people moaning, a woman screaming in Turkish about her back (she had suffered a terrible fall). Men walked by my bed, staring at me. I was [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Feel the Difference…

...says the big sign is set up right next to the aerobics room. The seven-foot-tall sign proudly lists all various offerings at my 24 Hour Fitness, which took over from Bally's, which opened here in 2004. It's pretty much the same stuff all the gyms offer. Personal training, aerobics, spinning, yoga. Same building, same people, [...]

By | November 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments