Month: June 2011

- Aging -

Giving Boot Camp the Boot

Photo courtesy of Flickr In last month’s blog I wrote about joining a Life Time Fitness boot camp class at the ripe old age of 62. I had hoped to keep you apprised of my progress, which I’m afraid isn’t going to happen. There will be no Hallmark TV movie or AARP magazine story to… Read more »

- General Health -

Sad in the Summer?

Over the past few days, temperatures in Minneapolis have been near 100 degrees with high humidity. It’s the first real heat wave of the season and it got me thinking about how the seasons and weather affect mood. Winter-onset seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D) is fairly well-known, but, I wondered, are there other versions of S.A.D?… Read more »

- Pumping Irony -


Exercise, like anything else, gets easier the more frequently you do it, so I was rightfully concerned last week when I met my old tennis buddy, The Baseline Machine, over at the Nokomis courts for our first match of the season. TBM, it seems, had been playing indoors all winter and had joined a league… Read more »