Monthly Archive: August 2015

To Lose Weight, Hang With the Winners

When I decided it was time to lose weight, I thought first of how I had quit drinking alcohol. I thought about hanging with the winners. As I pulled out onto the Atlanta Highway on Labor Day in 2002 while driving to the treatment center for the first time, I said out loud, “Do whatever …

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Why I Don’t Watch Political Debates

I watched about seven minutes of the recent prime time Republican debate before switching to a recorded Antiques Roadshow segment on my DVR. Seven minutes was long enough to see the realization of the nightmare scenario offered in the movie Network. Peter Finch played the part of an anchorman gone mad. In the end, he …

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