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I was bored and needed something to do, so I decided to create a bench for the back patio. I saw several bench ideas online that could work, so I chose the one that needed 14 cinder blocks and six 4x4s. Building on Uneven Foundation The final outcome was as expected, except I built the… Read more

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Willow

Let me cut straight to the chase: I bought a from the Brooklyn Bike Company. The bike’s name is Willow (I didn’t give her that name; she already had that name, and I like it). As I wanted, it has an internal gear hub. The bike company shipped the bike to their partner assemblers. Fortunately… Read more

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I Need a New Bike!

Low Seat

Ugh! My bike crapped out on me! Heavy Sigh! I heard a cracking sound as I approached an incline during a morning ride. Immediately after the sound, my seat started swiveling. Naturally, I had to stop to see what was going on. I hopped off the bike to find my seat, freely performing 360 °… Read more

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Silver Sneaker

Getting back into the workout routine after taking several days off is tough. I recently found out just how tough it is. It was only a 12-day interruption, but boy, I felt it! I hope and plan never to take such a long break from daily exercise again if I can help it. This go-’round… Read more

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I Joined a Gym

Gym Time

It’s been about a decade since I joined/went to a gym. It’s not because I’m anti-gym; it’s because there are so many things and projects that keep me busy and give me a proper workout. So, instead of a gym, I opted to get fit by doing practical things (building a fire pit, setting paving… Read more

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Watch Face

In my last post where I wrote about my biking experience and fitness tracking, I said something to the effect that although my smartwatch  was lacking a few features, it would suffice. Well, not too long after saying that, I went out and purchased an Apple watch. I waited a while before I wrote about… Read more

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Biking

It’s been quite some time since I’ve put anything new on this blog. I’m a firm believer in the adage if you have nothing to say…be quiet. Hence, I’ve been quiet. What’s New? Well, I started bike riding again. Biking is less taxing on my mature lower back and hips. Riding a bike at this… Read more

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Allbirds, Smartwatch, and iPad

Blue Allbirds

Since this is a health blog and you can probably guess why my health journey includes the recent purchase of Allbirds and a smartwatch, but can you guess how an iPad fits into this heath equation?  Keep reading and you’ll see. Environmentally Friendly Allbirds A dear friend of mine turned me onto Allbirds. If you’re… Read more

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Lift Rocks for Fitness

I realized several years ago that my fitness level improves much better with a gym alternative than with a gym membership. With a gym membership, I find excuses as to why I cannot or should not go (my foot hurts, my knee is bothering me or my shoulder is angry). Without a gym, I have… Read more

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74 Years Old

Whenever I hear, “You look good for your age,” I usually do a bit of calibrating. How old does the person really think I am? What is his/her view on aging? How old is the person offering the compliment? How old does the person offering the compliment look? In America we glorify youth. Between cosmetic… Read more

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