Category Archives: recreation

Now that wasn’t that hard was it?


I am almost starting to feel sorry for Ralph Lauren.  The negative press that continues to appear completely unabated almost three weeks after the news broke  about Ralph’s Chinese/American Olympic uniforms is hilarious.  A lonely few have ridden to Ralph’s defence, … Continue reading

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How to hike like an American without breaking a sweat


Hiking is a trifecta for me. I get to exercise my somewhat rotund body. I get to see beauty in the form of mountains, trees, animals and flowers. And best of all, I get to spend lots of time with my son.  … Continue reading

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What a pleasant surprise!


I love surprises. I got a great surprise yesterday. The surprise had to do with a product made by members of our extended American family. Which if you have been reading my blog for any period of time is probably not that surprising … Continue reading

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Fore!


I have had a lot of jobs in my time.  The best job I ever had was the job where I got paid to play golf.  After returning from an internship in Japan, I went to work for a Japanese fellow who opened … Continue reading

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Oh boy, I think I pulled something!


I have a buddy at work, Tim Barnes, who is a treasure of information about all things related to health and fitness.  Tim is one of those rare people who just has a natural interest in all sorts of things, … Continue reading

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That’s a lot of matchsticks


Growing up, I used to love making models.  Model planes, model tanks, you name it.  But I never really used to like making model ships.  Two weeks ago, my buddy sent me the link to the story of Mr. Philip … Continue reading

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Man it’s bright out there!


I grew up in Los Angeles, and if you grow up there you learn the value of a good pair of sunglasses.  Wearing sunglasses is good for your eyes.  More sunglasses are sold in my hometown of Seattle than any … Continue reading

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What is going on in there?


I have very fond early memories of tents.  Like many children, my sister Amanda and I often set up tents made out of sheets in our house.  Later, when we moved to Seattle, we had a small wooded area between the … Continue reading

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In this weather?


Seattle seems like a city singularly ill-suited to support a large bicycling community.  First, it generally rains here, every day, from about early October until about May 1st.  May is very nice, but in June it starts raining again until … Continue reading

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