Category Archives: Thoughts on the Swing

An Emotional Extortion Exercise

“So are you celebrating Valentine’s Day or are you not a believer?” asked Naomi with a somewhat smirky smile.  I sat down on the bench and smirked back “You mean emotional extortion day?”  Naomi laughed as she slid a weight … Continue reading

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The Countdown to Wetter Abs.

There ought to be a law or something; for construction sites, whether they are commercial warehouses, track homes or just plain traffic light repairs. A law specifically prohibiting the stopping of traffic on notoriously busy thoroughfares during “rush hour” traffic. … Continue reading

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Two Weeks

The thing about working out is that you need to keep the schedule regular.  It’s bad enough that you find new muscle groups during regularly scheduled workouts that can seize you up for days at a time.  But taking two … Continue reading

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Picking up the Load

It was the smell that struck him at first. LeRoy motioned to the wounded Forceman to lay still as he reached for a bit of rope from his backpack. He thought he recognized the young Canadian man but he couldn’t … Continue reading

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Burpees

So my new trainer, we can call her Naome, is a nice young lady who obviously can keep count and hold a conversation at the same time. This is a good thing when it keeps me from doing more reps … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

This is about my uncle, Darrall.  I was named after him… sorta; my mom spelled the name incorrectly on my birth certificate so even though he is my name sake, our names are spelled differently.  Uncle Darrall never seemed to … Continue reading

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Paying the Band

I recently realized, the first time I was ever complimented as a “writer” from someone I respected as a writer, was in fact, my mother in-law.  She was reading a character study I pulled together for an assignment in a … Continue reading

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What’s that sound?

I must admit, I do like to embellish stories.  It’s better for everybody because I have not lead a particularly adventurous life.  But the story I’m about to tell you, in honor of the new year, 2016 – um, well … Continue reading

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Superman

Finally got back to the gym after another “doctor” induced week off;  I’m telling you these doc’s are making it difficult for me to stay in shape.  This time I had to have a couple of basal cell spots removed … Continue reading

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Om

Had to go through another round of cortisone injections recently so I had a week off from working out at the gym. Started off warning my trainer lady (let’s call her Kay) that A. I just had a week off and … Continue reading

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