Category Archives: health

The Great Boomer Shortage

Sunday morning at 24 Hour Fitness, and 35 or 40 people are working out. It’s the usual assortment of types — guys with major tattoos, guys for whom weight-lifting is probably an intellectual achievement, couples in sweats who park their … Continue reading

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Do the Twist

Today I’m in pain, and it’s because yesterday I was having so much fun playing music. No, playing the piano doesn’t hurt. Neither does playing the cello (though I’ve been having a little problem with one finger, thanks for asking). … Continue reading

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Retirement

Thinking vaguely about retiring. Or, to be more precise, about drifting into retirement. Gradually becoming more selective about the kinds of things I do. Turns out this is one of the benefits of being self-employed: You can retire gradually. I … Continue reading

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Loading In, Loading Out

Thinking vaguely (and not for the first time) about doing some gigs as a solo cellist. I have a couple of hours of very nice backing tracks, which I┬árecorded into my computer. All finished, mixed, and ready to go. Doing … Continue reading

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By Bread Alone

I’d like to reorganize my eating habits. Having read the first half of In Defense of Food, I’m convinced: The standard American diet is really bad news. But because I live alone, have never done much cooking, and get nauseous … Continue reading

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Food Flashback

Is that a Frito slathered in sour cream dip on your plate, or are you glad to see me? Just started reading In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan. Excellent book, not only for its insights into healthy eating but … Continue reading

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Taking Drugs

I’ve had high cholesterol for at least 25 years. I tried adjusting my diet, but found that difficult. A couple of years ago I tried niacin. That didn’t have much impact. Finally, last year, I let my doctor talk me … Continue reading

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