Monthly Archives: February 2013

Our brains on exercise

In the course of getting physical therapy for a hamstring strain, I learned that my hamstrings and quadriceps (muscles in the upper leg) were weak. Hard to believe since I had started to ski again and was walking regularly. Well, maybe … Continue reading

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Flower and Garden show paves way to English conversation

It should be obvious why I had to make my annual trek to the Northwest Flower and Garden show, based on the first photo, which I took outdoors while waiting for a bus. Gloomy skies, wind, forlorn trees and crows. Compare … Continue reading

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Birth and other perils

What if I had never been born, never had an opportunity to experience human life?  An odd question, but one that comes to me when I reflect on the day that my mother handed me an envelope containing an eight-by-ten … Continue reading

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Choosing your own re-gift

What do you buy when the birthday honoree asks for gifts that cost less than $5?  This sounds like a requirement of the annual Christmas gag gift party we go to, except that as well as being cheap, that gift … Continue reading

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Spring, a change for the better

We’re starting to see a few signs of spring.  The warning signals usually start below ground or just above it.  I’ve seen one-inch-tall iris bulbs in front of a neighbor’s house, and the moles in a nearby park are excavating very quickly, … Continue reading

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