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The Misunderstood Career of Danica Patrick

The Misunderstood Career of Danica Patrick Danica Patrick completed her racing career yesterday at the Indy 500, which she had announced earlier would be her last race.  Many before her have made the decision to retire and then changed their … Continue reading

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What I Have In Common With the USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team

What I Have In Common With the USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team   Today is an exciting day if you watched the final game of the women’s hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics.  The USA women won the gold medal … Continue reading

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So Off We Went to the Hospital

A Year of Living Medically – the Saga Continues First of all, it needs to be mentioned that I’ve been extraordinarily fortunate with my health for several decades.  I rarely took a sick day in my 44 years in the … Continue reading

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The Cyborg Junkie and the Greatest Husband Excuse Ever

The Cyborg Junkie and the Greatest Husband Excuse Ever More adventures in medical land this week.  First up was a visit to a cardiologist, after the Emergency Room doc thought there might be some evidence of hardening of the arteries.  … Continue reading

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Adventures in Pain and Suffering

Adventures in Pain and Suffering Well, THIS has been interesting.  I have been dealing for a few months with issues with my right leg, knee, and lower back. Various MRI and other procedures revealed significant arthritis in the knee as … Continue reading

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Merry New Hap News for 2016

What do fruit cake and family holiday letters have in common?  The fact that some people love them and others, possibly a majority, hate them!  I happen to be a fan of both.  A Christmas card with nothing inside strikes … Continue reading

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Obituary for Dorine Tracy

Dorine Ringwood Tracy Dorine Tracy was the daughter of Harold and Nell Ringwood, part of a farming family with deep roots in the wheat country around Sprague, Washington – going back generations to the Ringwoods who homesteaded there.  She was … Continue reading

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Walking Adventures In Your Neighborhood

The Joys (and Perils) of Walking in Your Own Neighborhood How well do you know your own neighborhood? We’ve lived in our current house for 38 years (egad!) so I thought I knew the area pretty well.  Turns out not … Continue reading

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The First Few Weeks of Retirement

Retirement:  Phase I I retired a little over two weeks ago.  Not on a whim, but as something I’d been preparing for over a span of 18 months.  It’s been an interesting transition in so many ways, and some of … Continue reading

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Memories of My Career in Motorsports – Part IV

Memories of My Career in Motorsports            Part IV I went back to Cycle Barn a few days later to meet with owner Jim Boltz again.  After pleasantries and more excited cross-talk about our mutual ideas, he told me I should … Continue reading

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