Peloton Bicycle Review

I was all set this year to ride in the Mt. Washington Bicycle Hill Climb in New Hampshire. It’s considered the most difficult bicycle hill climb in the United States and was my birthday present to myself to mark my entry into the sixties. I bought the Peloton with my wife's blessing to help train … Continue reading Peloton Bicycle Review

Book Review: Diet Cults by Matt Fitzgerald

What Passes For Diet Cult Research I received an email recently from someone who tried a diet for thirty days, lost a bunch of weight, and thought I might like to write it up on my blog. I responded, In all seriousness, and said that when he: Had 100 volunteers for a test set who agreed … Continue reading Book Review: Diet Cults by Matt Fitzgerald

Good news! Well, not really. Ignore the hype. 

Good news! We have a new sponsor! The good folks at DNA Repair Medical have agreed to offer reduced pricing to my readers for their exciting 4-butyl-colitchenase treatment for post-workout DNA repair. This product is extracted from a special lichen found on only three rocks in Russia! It is so special and unique that Putin's … Continue reading Good news! Well, not really. Ignore the hype. 

In Defense of Food – Excellent Documentary on Sensible Eating

If you think chugging a charcoal milkshake makes sense then you probably won't get much out of this post. If you chase after superfoods and avoid putatively cancer laden staples then you’re probably in the wrong place, too. There are plenty of sites that shill everything from charcoal to fermented who-knows-what that are more exciting … Continue reading In Defense of Food – Excellent Documentary on Sensible Eating

Running, Avoiding Cars, and Staying Alive in South Carolina

A couple of decades ago, I lived in Vidalia, Georgia, which I still consider, in my most humble experience, to be the end of the world where all good things fall off the edge. I was racing bicycles at the time and out for a training ride. I didn’t see the vehicle but I could … Continue reading Running, Avoiding Cars, and Staying Alive in South Carolina

Kids back in school? How to avoid viral infection.

My girls are back in school and so far I've spent one evening at urgent care nursing strep and one night in the emergency room with an allergic reaction to strep medication. My granddaughter is covered in blisters from Hand-Foot-Mouth disease and I don't even want to imagine what kind of infectious things lurk among … Continue reading Kids back in school? How to avoid viral infection.