Category Archives: Exercise

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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Mambo Italiano

With a name like Kennedy, I can’t pass myself off as Italian, but I love all things Italian — pizza, pasta, truffles, and the Leaning Tower of  Pisa.  Hmm…scratch that last one.  Way back in 2001, I saw the tower … Continue reading

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Challenge accomplished!

My backpacking challenge was accomplished!  But not quite as I anticipated. I was honored to join the PassToPass.org on a Pacific Crest Trail backpack  and meet people both courageous and interesting: Martha and John Carlin — After John got a … Continue reading

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Highlights from World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto (WPC2019)

Since 2010, every three years the international Parkinson’s community — researchers, medical personnel, Persons with Parkinson’s, caregivers — has put on a worldwide conference to share information and build community.   I had the great opportunity to attend Montreal (2013), and … Continue reading

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Too much stuff – not enough dough

Laura models the backpack she will be using on the Pacific Crest Trail backpack as a “shadow hiker” with Pass to Pass.  This was 28.8 pounds – I’m taking some stuff out to get the pack down to 25 pounds.  I … Continue reading

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Laura’s going on a backpack!

I just sent out a post promoting “Pass to Pass”, a group of Parkies hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Two things have happened since then: 1)  I’ve updated that post to correctly link to their current donation page.    … Continue reading

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Hike the Pacific Crest Trail for Parkinson’s

Way back in 2016, I gave a plug in this blog to Pass to Pass, a group of Parkies hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for Parkinson’s.  I sent them money, and thought that I might backpack again … Continue reading

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