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Itishardtofindamoremundanewordthan"cow"buttheword"cowpea"wasnew
tome,alongwithtwousefulidioms"haveacow"and"tillthecowscomehome." Thecrabseemstohavethereputationofanegativeattitudeandthewordtaints
someothersitpairswith,e.g.,crabstickandcrabbedbutthecrabcactiwere
elegantanditsblossomsbeautifulinmychildhoodmemories. Coyotetheanimalisfamiliarbu...[阅读全文]
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(2021-01-17 14:29:51)
Inthemiddleofwinter,ithit70degreesandfeltlikeatypicaldayinMay.
Whataworld!?Thebreezeandbrightsunwerewelcoming,however,as
westrolledtowardthelibrarytoreturnabook. Timdidn'tconsiderHTMLalanguage."Itis[sic]codyediting"hesaid."Trytowrite
aprogramwithareallanguagetodotheediting,then."Isuggested.Buthewas
moreinterestedinliteratureandhistory,hetoldme."Great...[阅读全文]
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(2021-01-16 13:02:39)
WhenIwassmall,momwenttoseeafortunetellerandbroughtbackmixednews.
Ihadagoodfuture,shewastold,butwouldbealatebloomer.Althoughnot
filthyrich,Iwoundn'tbelackingmoney.Last,Iwoulddieinaforeignland. After40+years,Iwouldsaythattheforecastshavebeenlargelyaccurate.I
acedinschool,safe-landedinNorthAmerica,earnedanaboveaverageincome,
andmadeagoodliving.Thebloomerpartistobeseenbutatleast...[阅读全文]
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(2021-01-10 08:28:10)

TimhadabigtesttodayandIwasnotallowednearhim.Whenagoodchunk
ofmydaycenteredonthekid,thiswastough.Therefore,IwasverythankfulthatI
couldspendtimeinotherrewardingways.Igotup,readafewentriesinthe
dictionary,devouredtwobananas,sippedoneglassofhotlemonwater,andwent
downMissionBlvd. Theweatherreportsaiditwasthestartofawarmanddrystreak.ButIwas
greetedwithachillandagustasIgotoutof...[阅读全文]
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(2021-01-01 10:52:00)

Timwashotatmysuggestionofchangestoourweeklymenu."Butthebeans
stay!"heinsisted.TheSausageandBeans(SalsiccieeFagioli)hadbecomea
staplesinceitsdiscoveryearly2020frommyfavoritecookbook.Fornew
inspirations,Iturnedtothesamesource,ItalianCookingForDummiesbyCesare
CasellaandJackBishop. 20yearsago,freshofftheboat,Itriedtomakeforeigndishesbymyselfand
the$20bookwasamajorc...[阅读全文]
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(2020-12-31 11:04:22)
The48kgkettlebell,akathebeast,arrivedattheendofJunewhenIcould
barelydotwo-armswingsandonegobletsquatwithit.Intwomonths,I
progressedto3x3squats.Insixmonths,swingshavebecomeeasier(10reps
take15insteadof17seconds)andsquatsmuchlessintimidating.I'mableto
single-armswingthebeastbuthavenoplantoswitchtothatmoveuntilIcan
doitstrongly.Atpresent,Iworkwiththe48kgtwiceandwiththe40kgorth...[阅读全文]
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(2020-12-25 09:18:06)
Ihaveadded10lbsoverthelastthreeyears,myweightmarchingunstoppably
towardthemid150s.Ifeelobligedtorationalize. Early2018,IachievedtheSimplegoalwiththe70lbskettlebell.Inowswingandsquatwitha108lbsbell.Ninemilesused
tobeaweekendlongrunbutnowpartofaweekdaymorningroutine.Ihave
shavedhalfanhouroffmymarathontimeandrecentlyhavebeenabletorunup
MissionPeaktwiceinarow.Mywaistlinehasstayedthe...[阅读全文]
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Stopalltheclocks,cutoffthetelephone,
Preventthedogfrombarkingwithajuicybone,
Silencethepianosandwithmuffleddrum
Bringoutthecoffin,letthemournerscome. Letaeroplanescirclemoaningoverhead
ScribblingontheskythemessageHeIsDead,
Putcrepebowsroundthewhitenecksofthepublicdoves,
Letthetrafficpolicemenwearblackcottongloves. HewasmyNorth,mySouth,myEastandWest,
Myworkingweeka...[阅读全文]
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(2020-12-19 20:59:02)
Afterafragmentedsleep,Igotupat4:20am,downedtwobananasandonejugof
water,headednorth,andarrivedearlyattheRodeoBeachtomeetLandhisson
S.Wehadn'truntogethersinceearlyApril. Itwasdarkandthebigparkinglotwasalmostempty.Icouldseetheoutlines
ofthehillsononesideandhearthePacificontheother:endlesswaves
rushedtoshoremakingasoothingnoise.Dawncamequietlyandswiftly,however.
In20minuteso...[阅读全文]
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(2020-12-14 08:43:35)
ItdrizzledonandoffalldaySaturdayandthenextmorningcameafewheavy
showers.MissionPeakmustbemuddyashellandafteroneglassofwaterand
threebananas,IwentonthegoodoldAlamedaCreekTrail.Ineededalongrun
toprepareforanevent. 61-year-youngLsigneduponaMarinHeadlands100milerearlyDecemberandI
wassupposedtopacehimatnight."Youwillgetadifferentperspective."he
promised.Nowthattheracewas...[阅读全文]
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