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Walkers Have Distinctive Styles But Don't Underestimate Their Speed

July 23, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

Some walk, some talk, some will run you over

Running is better for you than walking, but walking is better for you than sitting in a recliner and watching television, no matter how many times you pop up and sprint to the refrigerator during commercials.

Campaign Ad Season Here; How Fast Can You Hit Mute

July 20, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

Airwaves unsafe at any speed

We are on the brink of the fall election season, which means soon you will not be able to turn on the television without encountering an unrelenting stream of campaign ads.

My Bucket List Of Things I Never Want To Do: No Jumping Off Of Anything

July 19, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

No interest in jumping off stuff, riding a yak

I have been working on my bucket list.

Aging Male Drivers Are Superior Drivers — No Arguments, Please

July 16, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

Losing it or have they lost it?

So I'm complaining about traffic recently to a colleague, who after nodding all too knowingly then proceeds to make these points about older male baby boomers:

Sometimes The Name Is To Blame For Behaviors

July 12, 2014 9:58 AM EDT

Certain names comes with expectations

I guess what set me off on this was coming across the name Noble.

The Feds vs. Rowland: GooooooooL

July 11, 2014 12:52 PM EDT

Putting Rowland Case in Soccer Context

I guess the best way to describe what happen to former Gov. John Rowland in court this past week is to put it in World Cup terms:

Baby Boomers Should Apologize For Fannypacks, Disco And The Chicken Dance

July 9, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

So I'm clicking about on a Monday morning when I happen upon an article titled "Why Baby Boomers Suck."

Summer Is A Time For Random Thoughts Like How August Needs A Holiday Weekend

July 5, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

Plus best summer-themed movies, music

Some random thoughts on summer to weigh as you sit on your deck on this July 5th morning sipping coffee amid the debris of yesterday's cookout while the shock and awe of neighborhood fireworks still rings in your ears:

Boomers Know How To Nap But Getting A Good Night's Sleep Is Tricky

July 5, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

Nature's call is often a problem

It is widely assumed that after you have left 50 or so in the rear view mirror it is normal to not sleep as much or as well going forward and that this is no big deal.

Creating The Perfect Smart Phone For Me

June 28, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

The world of phones is divided into two basic groups:

Name That Viaduct! Readers Edition

June 27, 2014 4:20 PM EDT

Gallows Humor A Common Theme Among Entries

Last week it was noted that they are beginning to seriously talk about replacing the elevated I 84 viaduct in Hartford and how when the construction does begin — in a time warp still far, far away — commuters would come to envy the dead. OK, maybe that was a little strong, but I don't think anyone would argue that commuters would at least come to envy those on life support.

It's A Brave, New Afterworld In Obits, Funerals

June 25, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

A while back I was reading an obituary that included the sentence: "He was a lifelong Mets fan, but that's not what killed him."

Whether Pro Or Amateur, All Golfers Share This Trait

June 21, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

Golf Is About Being Consistently Inconsistent

Aside from an unfortunate summer when I was 14, I had successfully avoided golf all my life.

Jim Shea: I-84 Project Needs Catchy Name

June 20, 2014 2:16 PM EDT

Never too early to start planning for Armageddon

It's not too early to start being afraid.

Ha! Turns Out Intense Exercisers Should Skip The Just Desserts

June 17, 2014 10:59 AM EDT

Exercise is good for your body. Exercise is good for your head. Exercise is fun.

A Funky Concept: Don't Wash Your Jeans

June 14, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

I don't think there is any question that jeans are the most complicated member of the pants world.

Jim Shea: Spiders, Soccer Keep Me Away from Brazil

June 13, 2014 4:51 PM EDT

What the wandering spider, Cialis have in common

In the movie "Baja Oklahoma" (Leslie Ann Warren, Julia Roberts, Peter Coyote) a bookie who frequents the bar around which the plot revolves is asked at one point why he doesn't wager on soccer. He responds that he would never bet on a sport where they don't try to recover a loose ball.

At What Age Do Men Start Yelling At The TV?

June 11, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

At what age do males morph into grumpy old men?

Summertime Requires A Special Priorities Checklist

June 7, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

OK, summer is here, finally.

Baby Boomers Can Pull A Muscle Dreaming

June 3, 2014 10:45 AM EDT

Injuries change as you get older. They are easier to come by, more reluctant to leave.

Sure Doesn't Feel Like the Start of Summer

May 24, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

TV meteorologists are to blame

It doesn't feel like Memorial Day weekend.

Rowland's Lawyers Split The Hairs Of Split Hairs

May 23, 2014 1:31 PM EDT

File motion to have charges against former governor dismissed

During the two horrific weeks I spent in law school, I vaguely remember someone saying something along the lines of when you don't have the evidence on your side you argue the law, and when you don't have the law on your side you argue the evidence.

Don't Call Older People Old, or Senior

May 21, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

And forget about any tag that includes the word silver

Baby boomers and their elders tend not to like the term senior.

National Obession With Bacon Is No Flash In The Pan

May 17, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

I thought our national obsession with bacon was over.

Tom Foley Feels the Need for Speed

May 16, 2014 2:51 PM EDT

Clocked at "about" 80 mph on Route 9

Tom Foley made more driving news last week, which is never a good thing.


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