Category Archives: Health

I Don’t Think My Wife Loves Me


Recently I saw a show about parasites. In it a man and his wife, who were camping in Canada, had caught a number of rainbow trout from a lake. They began to cook their catch over an open flame, but … Continue reading

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Jury Doody


Recently I answered the call, as a good and patriotic American, to serve my country and its legal system as a prospective juror.  I have served in this capacity a number of times – seemingly every year (honestly, by what … Continue reading

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I’m not Going to Die; Die can Come to Me


The people who know me best can attest to my one great skill: efficiency of motion. As I’ve gotten older, my movements have become increasingly calculated. Trips to the boy’s room tend to have a sense of urgency to them, … Continue reading

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Farewell to Bob and Frank


Consider this post a brief biography of two men, whose names were Bob and Frank. I knew them both, though they didn’t know each other; sadly, they both died this past month, only three days apart.  They were unremarkable, unexceptional … Continue reading

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A Few More Times I Nearly Died


In the past I’ve listed ways in which I’ve barely escaped death, either by physical trauma or embarrassment. (See Ten Times I Nearly Died and The Other Ten Times I Nearly Died). Here’s a few more, although through a dwindling base of experiences from … Continue reading

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The Struggler’s Guide to Dieting


I went to the grocery store recently, as I am often wont to do; my wife buys most of the groceries for our home, but her tastes tend toward earthy and healthful. When I look into the fridge all I … Continue reading

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Monday Sucks, Part I


I hate Monday. It hates me, too; so much so that it creeps invariably and insidiously into my precious weekend, hiding stealthily in the background and then suddenly jumping up and down, arms waving and teeth bared in a Cheshire … Continue reading

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Anterior Cruciate Ligaments: Who Knee’s Em? – Part II


The sudden, painful explosion of the ACL in my left knee on Thanksgiving Day, 1983 (see Part I), was a devastating occurrence for a number of reasons. First, it effectively ended, or at least drastically curtailed, a life-long predilection for … Continue reading

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Anterior Cruciate Ligaments: Who Knees ‘Em? – Part I


The thick, low clouds provided a contrasting backdrop to the football spinning end over end     as it fell toward my waiting arms. Once I caught it, I scanned the field and the approaching onslaught of opposing players. I … Continue reading

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No Checking Under This Hood


I take many things in my body for granted, and why shouldn’t I? My lungs expand and contract, my liver filters impurities (the things I’ve thrown its way; it likely resembles an ancient boiler in a crumbling Queens apartment building: … Continue reading

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