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Steps and Miles Per Week

Walking Desk Step Counts

So, I’ve had the walking desk for one full week. I know I’ve been walking more, a lot more. But today I wanted to figure out exactly how the desk is impacting my being more active. Out of the Ordinary The first thing I noticed that really is out of keeping for me: yesterday, when […]

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NextDesk Terra

A First for Me!

My walking/standing desk finally arrived and is basically set up, and this is the first post I’ve ever written standing up and walking. In fact, today I’ve walked around 8,000 steps working at the desk. I have to say, so far, I really like it! I was a little apprehensive about getting one: how successfully […]

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Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers Sums It Up

He is wise, factual, and prescient. This video is well worth your time. Democracy is being subverted by the party of “No!” and their Teabagistanians’ lunatic jihad on Americans. If you or I broke the law of the land, we would be jailed. The party of “No!” has got to go!

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Dove Real Beauty Campaign

Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign

I’ve blogged, last year, about Dove’s Real Beauty campaign. They have started another campaign. And while one could find numerous potential issues with methodology, I think their campaign makes some irrefutable points that need to be assimilated into our culture. Corporate fashion and glamour marketing promotes a tremendously unhealthy self image, especially among women. They […]

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TSA Scanners

Why I Hate Security

We all accept risk every day. We try to make informed decisions about the level of risk to which we are exposed. We drive our cars. We know tens of thousands of people die in the US every year in car accidents. Yet, we drive our cars. We drive them at ridiculous speeds. We choose […]

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Jack Hammer Workers in mouth

3 Hours in the Dentist Chair!

I swear, I have good oral hygiene! But suddenly the old teeth are falling apart! Yesterday was not good! Grinding, drilling, sawing, pushing and pulling, squeezing, impressions, shots, suction, air blasts, the water gun thingie, horrid bitter tastes… O dear god in heaven! Now, I’ve always hated dentists until my more recent adult life. My […]

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Steve's pills on the bathroom counter

And What a Week It Was…

The last couple of weeks have been, well… intense. I traveled to Florida to visit my mother. I was there for one day when Steve called with unspeakable pain from the worst sciatica flare up (while actually doing physical therapy for the sciatica) to date. He couldn’t stand, sit, move, be still. He could barely […]

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