• Berkshires…Winter…Lucky

    January 24, 2015 | (0)
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    Nothing happens in this blog… just a pleasant day and night and day, on the sweet, shrinking island of our life. Hilary’s and mine. Meet early, Friday, to practice a teeny bit of law in New York, helping a beloved nephew who has been sued. I don Read On...
  • Amazing Validation Of YNY Premise!

    January 9, 2015 | (2)
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    There was an astonishing piece in The New York Times yesterday about a study of SERIOUS EXERCISE and aging. The upshot: Do it and you don't. That is, do heavy exercise - as we have urged for years now - and you don't age. Not much anyhow. GREAT STUDY! Read On...
  • AMAZING EXERCISE

    December 23, 2014 | (2)
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    We've been roaring away for years about the wonder of exercise. Here's a weird new piece: In today's Times, there's an article about HOW exercise works its magic. Turns out that the answer may be that it actually "changes the shape and function of our Read On...
  • MY POOR NEIGHBOR

    December 11, 2014 | (1)
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    Our beloved, next-apartment neighbor – who figures prominently in Thinner This Year as a living example of the importance of the limbic life, even deep in your 80’s – lost her “new” husband a few weeks ago.  Awful damned sad; Hilly and I tho Read On...
  • Going to Hell in December

    December 10, 2014 | (4)
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    DECEMBER IS TOUGH for people trying to stay in decent shape.  The weather is nasty…cold, wet and unwelcoming.  The nights are sprinkled with parties and opportunities to eat and drink too much and the days are apt to be busy.  So it’s easy to go Read On...
  • EQUIPMENT: THE BIKE FOR YOUR ETERNITY

    November 12, 2014 | (0)
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    A close friend turned 60 the other night and got an superb bike from an inventor/bike maker friend (see photo). My pal had previously given the inventor a walker, painted in British racing green, with serious attachments.  The Birthday Bike has these Read On...
  • THE PARTY!

    September 21, 2014 | (7)
    Turned 80 last week. Extremely odd. Not creepy, exactly,  but damned  odd. I couldn't believe it had anything to do with me, but, um, it did. Then everything got real easy... JOYOUS in fact. Because two old pals threw a party for me on Thursday Read On...
  • BIG WEEK COMING DOWN...BIG LIFE

    September 15, 2014 | (5)
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      It’s Sunday in the hills, and we’re getting ready for a huge week. On Tuesday, I turn 80! (Eek). On Thursday, old pals are throwing us a huge, black-tie dinner at an elegant club in New York... 130 family and friends. And toasts and danci Read On...
  • "I DON'T FEEL GOOD"

    September 14, 2014 | (7)
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    It is not easy to work out, six days a week, for the rest of your life. And one of the things that makes it hard is waking up and saying to yourself, “I don’t feel good.” And deciding to stay home that day. Happens all the time. Here is so Read On...
  • A Fortnightly Post

    September 6, 2014 | (0)
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        LIFE IS AN ENDURANCE EVENT: TRAIN FOR IT. WITH A TRAINER IF YOU CAN.   I hate working with a trainer. Hate spending the money... hate the pressure... hate being told what to do. S Read On...