Why I Rejoined the Gym

Even though I invested in home exercise equipment

There. I did it. On Monday, August 1, I signed up for a one-year hitch. At the local gym, that is. After much consternation with myself and much persuasion with my wife, my first week of workouts is in the books.


I had rejoined several months ago for a three-month stint, seldom going due to schedule conflicts. And that lame stint had come after a two-year hiatus from the gym. Here’s my thought process…

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The Lake Wobegon Effect

Time for a cup of reality?

NewsLakeWobegonIn a previous post, my research caused me to stumble across a radio show called A Prairie Home Companion. (Click here for their YouTube channel.) The News from Lake Wobegon is a weekly spot hosted by Garrison Keillor. Lake Wobegon is ostensibly a fictitious town in Minnesota that was the boyhood home of Keillor. At the end of his weekly report from Lake Wobegon, he always ends with “That’s the news from Lake Wobegon… where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.”

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Even a Caveman Can Get a Degree

Hey Ma, Look... No Math!

CavemanAlgebraReduxAs you may have heard, Wayne State University announced that it will be eliminating mathematics as a graduation requirement. When I first read this, I couldn’t believe it. In what can be argued as a dumbing down of curriculum, the three R’s are now not needed to earn a post-secondary education… at least not at Wayne State.

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My Apologies

You may have noticed that I am back to using my original GetNoticed! Theme. The reason is that when I switched themes I did not validate the email sign-up forms. And they were not double opt-in forms. As a result, about 500 email sign-ups were entered. Thanks to MailChimp for the alert on a recently high unsubscription rate for my current campaign. Since I knew this theme’s plug-in worked, I am back.

I apologize to anyone who had to unsubscribe due to what they perceived as spam caused by my not validating the email sign up form on my other theme. They are validated, as I am back to using my original theme.

Again, my apologies to those affected by my oversight.