• MY POOR NEIGHBOR

    December 11, 2014 | (0)
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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 | (3)
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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 | (4)
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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...
  • A nice success story...

    August 17, 2014 | (1)
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     Lourdes from Quito, Ecuador, South America Topic: when I was 51 years old I said to myself: time to relax and become an… old person?!!! Dear Chris: year after year I’ve got into a collection of kedges which were the 5 Major Marathons: Chic Read On...
  • A SUMMER VACATION FROM DUMB

    July 30, 2014 | (3)
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      Summer is no time for making drastic resolutions and whatnot... but here’s a simple,pleasant way to TAKE ADVANTAGE of a summer “natural” to begin to stop being dumb about something that’s, you know... killing you. The single dumbes Read On...
  • 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...