Monthly Archives: July 2009

signs that you are old

working out at the y last night, i saw a kid wearing a zz top concert t-shirt (they were in concert here a couple days ago.) i smugly recalled how i had seen them in concert years ago. then i … Continue reading

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advantages of ymca vs. the road No. 1

the road isn’t having a drawing at the end of the month for jonas brothers tickets.

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marfa

lance armstrong is in the middle of some bike race in france. today is his day off. on his twitter account, he posts simply “I miss Marfa.” i am amazed. as a young lad growing up in west texas, i … Continue reading

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walter and me

i remember the day walter cronkite died. it’s still as if it was only yesterday. you never forget where you were when you learned that someone important to you died. with elvis, i was in the newsroom. john lennon, newsroom. … Continue reading

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cats purring

i just saw a bbc story theorizing that cats purr as a ploy to get stupid humans to do things for them. as i type this, our cat is sitting on the table next to the computer purring. once i … Continue reading

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treadmills and harleys

he confidently strides up to the treadmill between me and a young woman grinding out the miles. they apparently casually know each other.  “you shaved your head,” she says. “yeah, so it wouldn’t get in my way while whitewater rafting,” … Continue reading

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