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MUSCLE UP: LIFTING WEIGHTS AND WASHING UP FOR DISEASE PREVENTION

Lifting weights and building muscle in the right gym is disease prevention, as long as you wash your hands regularly and don’t touch your face. Common knowledge, right, don’t touch your eyes or mouth after handling weights in a public gym. But how bad can it really be? Well, remember all of the reminders in […]

BIG MOMENTS CHANGE LIFE DIRECTION

The first thought I have when I hear someone complain about their life going nowhere fast? ‘Then do something to change your life direction.’ Do I give advice on what to change? Oh, hell no. My advice to boomerpdx readers follows the same line of thinking: Don’t offer advice to someone complaining about their life […]

RISK MAKES THE REWARD ALL THE BETTER

    Looking forward to life after BIG LIFE events seems a little hollow. Less attention, more routine, but those damn feelings? When a normal day asks you to do something with it, what’s the answer? You’re still amped up on the big life event to risk taking on anything with other than full steam […]

Hitchhiking Idaho With Stewart Abbe

    Forty five years is a long time. Just ask forty five year old men or women who are just getting used to what ‘middle aged’ means.   Right around forty five people either start feeling old, or fighting old. Both are a path to futility and failure, but that’s what feelings and fighting […]

Auntie Pammy Leaves Legacy Of Lennox Lancer Love

  Life transitions can mean so many things. After all other guesses run out, the final life transition is the end. Auntie Pammy’s life ended, but she left a legacy of love that’s hard to ignore.   From the time the news went out I thought of the a meme that said, “Write about what […]

Health Writing? Start With Cancer And Drill Down

  Health writing is about bringing hope to the afflicted. Cancer writing, not so much. One is about the future and the steps to make it better. The other is layered with dread.   One is about improving conditions, about personal bests, about gains; the other is layered with dread.   Health writing brings nutrition, […]

Life Long Learners Get Life Lesson Whether They Learn Or Not

  Life Lessons start early for writers, then they spend years figuring it out enough to make a joke, a poem, a short story, novella, novel. Maybe more, like a groundbreaking memoir.   If it’s worth learning, it’s worth writing about to drill it in.   Like most children of my generation, baby boomers, I […]

LIFE MARATHON ENDS EARLY FOR QUITTERS

    You’ve heard it, I’ve heard it, we’ve both felt it. We’re tired and don’t know why, because a life marathon doesn’t have a finish line.   Eating right, getting rest, and still tired. Is it a baby boomer lament, or just the way it is?   Maybe it’s time to sit it out […]

LIFE QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY FLATTENED CHICKEN

    To flatten a chicken use a pair of meat scissors and cut along one side of the backbone from the neck to the parson’s nose. Open up the bloody carcass and do the same on the other side.   Use scissors instead of a knife to avoid the ‘blade slipped on a rib […]

LIFE STAGES WITH ELISABETH KUBLER-ROSS

    Instead of death and dying, use the same grief progression for living and life stages. It fits just as well, after all no one said life was easy. Sometimes living is a downer until we find something to live for.   Life stages go beyond the chronographic scale, like the Terrible Twenties, the […]