I cut my spending, bet you have, now how about “them?”

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Read “them” as both state and federal legislators, but let’s talk about Congress now. There is much talk presently about reductions in federal spending, and much talk about not being able to get cuts through both houses and past the President’s veto. Read the article excerpted below (and browse the other budget analyses on the Heritage Foundation site) and then call your Congressional reps and senators. Continue reading “I cut my spending, bet you have, now how about “them?””

Winter is a great time to cycle or run. Really.

I hear many people bemoan winter and the idea that they can’t get outside to exercise, or work in the yard, or … (fill in the blank).  In Texas we only have two seasons:  now and later.  Most of the winter weeks have many days that are perfectly suited to outdoor activity, including fitness walks, runs and rides. Continue reading “Winter is a great time to cycle or run. Really.”

What do ya want me to do? Die of old age?

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— Hub, Robert Duvall‘s character in Secondhand Lions.  And thus on New Year’s Eve, 2010, a tale begins, not in a galaxy far, far away, but on a mountain top near you.  Well, actually on a bunch of mountain tops.  My cycling buddy (and high school classmate from eons ago), Don Bynum, and I had talked of several possible “geezer rides of epic proportion” — let that idea soak in and make of it as you will. Continue reading “What do ya want me to do? Die of old age?”