My Cellphone, the Enabler

My daughter stopped her conversation with her mother in mid-sentence and looked across the table at me. “Dad, what are you doing?” I looked up at her. “We’re having brunch together as a family, and you’re on your phone? Playing BRIDGE?” I apologized and put the phone away, but it was too late. My worst …

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How Fit Are You? Ask Your Clothes

A year ago or so, out enjoying a group run, my serenity was suddenly interrupted when the right hip of the runner in front of me began talking. "You have completed three miles," it told us. "You are thirty seconds behind your target pace." Its tone carried the implied command, Step it up, sluggard. Had …

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