Category Archives: Exercise

How do you design an experiment?

Alzheimer’s research has had some cruel experiences in the last few years. Drugs that seemed so promising with animal models failed when tested on humans. These frustrating outcomes caused the National Institute of Aging to dig deeper to determine why … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Welcome to the New Normal. You’ve been seeing this phrase a lot — describing how life has been turned upside down by the pandemic; masks, isolation, working from home have made this time anything but normal. We know in our … Continue reading

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Report from Boot Camp

On September 8, I started what I’m calling “PT Boot Camp” in a concentrated effort to get rid of my tippy posture. I have been fighting this leaning posture since at least 2017. (See photos.) Posture issues are not uncommon … Continue reading

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Laura goes to summer camp

j just returned from a splendid summer trip to Eastern Oregon. which felt like going to summer camp. This is the trip where I was going to backpack in the beautiful Eagle Cap Wilderness, but after a trial backpack, quickly … Continue reading

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March of the Zombies

Gosh, here it is almost the Fourth of July.  I suddenly realized that the backpack I had contemplated way back in January was now only a month away.  Could I really do a 10-mile backpack in Oregon’s beautiful Eagle Cap … Continue reading

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Dancing in Sanskrit

Oh, ugh, what are these exceptionally awkward photos?  This is Laura taking a beginning ballet class, scowling at the Zoom-powered instruction on her little laptop.  Most of the time, I turn off the video so that the instructor (Mark Haim, … Continue reading

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Call for Doctor Jazz!

My blog posts have been pretty gloomy lately.  I reflected upon this as I was bopping around the living room the other morning,  doing my exercises and belting out one of my traditional jazz favorites, ” Call for Doctor Jazz!”  … Continue reading

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Beyond the Blue Horizon

I’m getting to be an expert at what it looks like Beyond the Blue Horizon.   I can hardly remember the long-ago days when I slept through the night.  Over the past eight years of sleeping with Dr. Parkinson, I’ve gone … Continue reading

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Exercise in a Time of Plague

Regular readers of this blog know what a fan I am of exercise – that is to say, not.  But despite the disruptions and shutdowns caused by the coronavirus scourge, there are plenty of exercise programs out there that we … Continue reading

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Hike in a beautiful wilderness!

Yes, I am determined to visit this beautiful lake – and camp nearby so I can visit other beautiful lakes.  Yes, I’m going to do another backpack — cheer me on! And would you like to join us?  We will … Continue reading

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