Tag Archives: stress

  1. The Tough Mudder Reviewed By A Fodder

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    July 11, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Tough Mudder adventure racers show up like zoo live stock after the gates were left open. It’s a migration pushed …
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  2. Game Of Pepper

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    November 22, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    by David Gillaspie Now you know the color of pepper spray. Maybe you guessed red instead of orange, or black for …
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  3. Tiger of the Sauna: Soccer Mom Unloads

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    October 13, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    One strain of parenting rises above all others. This parent is insistent, demanding, and unforgiving. Tiger Mom? Ivy League Mom? …
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  4. Samurai Warrior Of 13th Street, Part I

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    July 13, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    INSPIRED BY REAL EVENTS The job had lots of names, as many as the sort of people doing it. Janitor. Caretaker. …
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  5. Point Guard In Chief

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    July 9, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    President Barak Obama leads the nation, that’s the job he signed up for. Did he know what he was getting …
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  6. The Hoover Administration, Circa 2011

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    July 3, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    WHICH PORTLAND IS YOUR PORTLAND The big city wasn’t always big. That includes every city in every country. Some cities look bigger, …
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  7. Obeast? No, Just Fat, Thank You

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    July 1, 2011 by David Gillaspie

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    FIND SOME COMFORT HERE   Sarah McLachlan isn’t a spokesman for Weight Watchers.  She didn’t write their theme song, but she …
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  8. A Bike For Oscar B. Bumble

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    April 6, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Good Medicine Remembering guests is the best part of an internet B&B. Oscar B. Bumble is one such guest. In …
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  9. Mrs. Vaughan

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    February 17, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    “She knew how to do everything,” Tom Vaughan said.  “She could play the guitar, piano and sing; she was an …
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  10. You vs Parkinson’s In The Octagon

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    December 3, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The fight you don’t want, but you don’t make the schedule. This is a fight everyone loses.  You didn’t ask for …
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  11. 7 Steps To Be THE MAN

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    October 28, 2010 by David Gillaspie

        0.  You don’t have to be a man to be THE MAN. The part of the right women being …
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  12. Wrestling With Re-Hab

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    October 2, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (make a difference when it makes a difference) What do you say to someone a month out of rehab?  I …
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  13. The Gun Is The Last Thing

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    September 6, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (Wearing my Cultural Commentator Suit) War does one thing well, it gives a new vocabulary for death.  I learned some …
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  14. New York Matador, pt.3

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    August 24, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Felix Brinkmann sat at a table near the front door of Adam’s Apple.  He saw everything.  He was there when I left …
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  15. Wrestling With Rhythm

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    August 23, 2010 by David Gillaspie

      A man who knows better explained the difference between rookie travelers and experienced jet-setters: The rookie starts a trip …
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  16. Wrestling With New World Healthcare Reform

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    August 8, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    You want healthcare reform?  Do you want healthcare reform?  You can’t handle healthcare reform. (with thanks to Jack Nicholson as …
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  17. AMERICAN ANGEL

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    July 20, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    IS PRIMARY CAREGIVING WASTED ON THE AFFLICTED? If you haven’t been there, then you’ve heard the story: someone’s health takes …
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  18. THE STREAM

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    July 15, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    A beginner looks at a successful person with no idea how they got where they are. After doing some of …
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  19. That Old Independence

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    July 4, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Would a School Board cut PE during the time of one-room school houses?  Did they have PE to cut?  If kids …
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  20. PARKINSON’S COACH

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    June 30, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    shakeittillwemakeit.com I participated in my children’s’ sports and didn’t go crazy.  After one season watching kindergarten rec league soccer from the …
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