My Sub-$250 Home/Garage Gym

Gym #1: I used to go the gym right up the street as part of my less-than-hardcore efforts to lose weight and get in better shape. It was one of those strip mall, 24-hour gyms with really basic weight and cardio equipment, and not a lot of either. There were a lot of nights when […]

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The Alive: The Kids are Alright

I have to tell you about this band I saw a couple weeks ago at the BottleRock festival in Napa. They were the first band of the day, called The Alive. I’d never heard of them and had no intention of paying much attention to their set — but they were gonna play on the […]

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Slow-cooker recipe: Sweet Chili Meatballs

Found this quick recipe in Food Network magazine and, since we don’t always save those for future use, I want to put this here primarily as a reminder to myself for how to make it. Not that it’s difficult — it’s brain-dead easy. But I’ll forget because it’s not something I’ll make super often. Step […]

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Media bias can show up in subtle ways

Read this paragraph, please: This is from a recent TIME magazine issue, in an article about how Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) is one of the last moderates left in the Senate. The “jagged weeks” mentioned is a description of the time immediately after she voted to confirm Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court. The […]

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Happy 21st birthday, Sean McGee

My world changed for the better 21 years ago today. My son, Sean, was born and I got to meet the first blood relative I’d ever known. I will never forget the moment my sisters-in-law brought him out to me and I held him in my arms. (That’s the first picture below.) The Italian singer […]

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