Monthly Archives: November 2010

Fall Colors

The Gulf Coast does not attract visitors for “leaf peeping.” Given the preponderance of pines, live oaks, and other evergreens, there are no spectacular concentrations of deciduous trees. Moreover, we rarely have the distinct cold snap that makes the leaves … Continue reading

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Waiting to Inhale

The photo below shows the instruction panel on one of the weight machines I use at the gym. The instructions are very clear: As you start moving the weights breathe out as you exert force. As you return to the … Continue reading

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Up in Smoke

As I was leaving the gym last Saturday, I thought I smelled smoke and asked, “Is something burning?” The attendant was dismissive and unconcerned; I think there’s a fireplace in the “parlor” of the church activity building, and, since we’re … Continue reading

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