• OUR DAUGHTER IN THE WATER

    July 12, 2014 | (2)
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    Up at 3 a.m. … go to Battery Park to drop daughter Ranie and her husband Jorge so she can SWIM AROUND MANHATTAN!! 28 miles, with the tide both ways, we hope.  Jorge rides in the control boat. SUCH a kick…. Then down to Pier A, further south to see Read On...
  • “TRUE” JOINTS AND BOILING WATER

    July 7, 2014 | (3)
    Poured a gallon of boiling water on foot ten days ago. Bad idea. Huge blisters and, in due time, infection, pain and shame. NOT POINT OF STORY, HOWEVER. Painful foot caused limp. Limp, in amazingly short time, caused very painful left knee, because wal Read On...
  • SUNDAY ROW

    July 6, 2014 | (0)
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    Over at our lake at 6:30 this fine Sunday morning... It was such a perfect day that there were already six cars in the little parking lot, up the hill and, eventually, a dozen boats on the water. Such a great day, and such a terrific sport. For once I Read On...
  • BIKE-CAMP-BONANZA

    June 23, 2014 | (1)
    Chris Biking
    Here’s a mini-kedge that can’t be beat. Hilly and I went to 20th Bike Camp” in Old Lyme Ct this past week. Some 60 pals (of all ages and abilities from 20-year-old professional racers to me) got together for wonderful rides (40, 50 and 75 miles) Read On...
  • TOTAL IMMERSION

    June 15, 2014 | (1)
    We just finished our June “YNY TOTAL IMMERSION WEEK” at the Aspen Club (there’s another in late September) and it was perhaps the best yet. Golden June weather that you only get in the shoulder seasons out there... fifteen delightful gue Read On...
  • YNY Immersion Week High

    June 4, 2014 | (0)
    Group TRX
    Waking up in Paradise again (a hotel in Aspen with amazing views of the mountains – and decent coffee). It’s Day Three of one of our YNY Total Immersion Weeks for people who want to join the Revolution in Aging and truly learn the core stuff Read On...
  • ANNUAL PHYSICAL TIME

    May 13, 2014 | (4)
    Harry and Chris NYC Bike
    Had my annual physical with Harry a couple of days ago. Such a pleasure.Mostly because it’s fun to spend some time with him in general but also because he has such good judgment about all kinds of things. Including me. First, of course,there was the Read On...
  • DISGUSTING EXCESS

    May 4, 2014 | (2)
    We are no longer allowed to smoke cigars in New York City and a fine thing it is, too. BUT an old pal took me to a VERY fancy New York restaurant the other night, where we ate ourselves into an absolute tizzy.  When we were winding down, I asked for Read On...
  • Sad Old Days

    April 24, 2014 | (5)
    yny
    It’s been a little tough around here lately… a bunch of pals, including one extremely close one, have died and I am a little blue. We went out to the writer,  Peter Mathiessen’s,  house in Sagaponack for a small service for him… to whom we ha Read On...
  • Spring Tune Up

    April 24, 2014 | (3)
    Chris Biking
    Went for first real bike ride yesterday…interesting. At my tender age, the start of a new season – and the return to a sport not engaged in recently  followed – Will the wheels come off this time? Not off the bicycle, off me. The pleasant answer Read On...