Monthly Archives: November 2011

The infinite slice of pie

Wish I’d thought of this before Thanksgiving. But there are plenty of holiday parties coming up where I can experiment with the infinite slice of pie: 1. Take a dessert-size paper plate and draw a triangle representing the size of … Continue reading

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How ‘Normal People’ Eat: Aunt Ellen

In a family in which get-togethers invariably revolve around food, Aunt Ellen’s always had a reputation among “us kids” as a health food nut. Turns out that reputation may be somewhat undeserved. While it’s true that Ellen’s never had an … Continue reading

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The Zombie Turkey Cemetery Chase

Fort Wayne’s Galloping Gobbler is more an experience than a race. It’s parade and pageantry, all turkey hats and argyle socks and guys running in their jammies. You just laugh when the gun goes off and it takes you three minutes … Continue reading

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Holiday posting schedule

Hope everybody had a fantastic Thanksgiving. We just had our second extended family feast last night, and it was amazing to get 40 people together in my parents’ much roomier renovated home and not feel crowded or cramped. A feeling … Continue reading

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Starbucks’ holiday treats: a winner, a turkey, and what came in between

As it turns out, our Black Friday shopping trip was really little more than a thinly disguised excuse to try Starbucks newest holiday treats… 1. The clear winner: The Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop, which wowed all four taste testers*, generating … Continue reading

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What would Tim Ferriss do on Black Friday?

Getting sucked into Black Friday is the epitome of herd thinking. Bitching about Black Friday is just as sheeplike — judging from the way everybody who doesn’t go feels compelled to gripe about the stupidity of those who do in … Continue reading

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A fun (and healthy) new Thanksgiving tradition

The Galloping Gobbler is like Fort Wayne’s version of the Macy’s Day Parade. There aren’t any floats, but there are plenty of costumes, pageantry and festive holiday spirit. And anyone — walkers and runners alike — can participate in the … Continue reading

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Don’t take a lifeboat to Thanksgiving dinner

When I ask thin people the “Death Row question” — what they’d request if they knew it was their last meal on Earth — most come up with very specific answers that would fit on a normal-sized dinner plate. My … Continue reading

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How People Eat: Legendary cross country coach Bob Milton

Ask science teacher Bob Milton to explain this observation: Of all the cross country trophies in his classroom at Norwell Middle School, how did his teams wind up with both the state championship trophy and the state runner-up trophy for … Continue reading

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A destination run

There’s something exhilarating about setting out to run to a specific destination rather than just “going for a run.” It takes the focus off the workout and turns it into an adventure. As kids, one of our favorite bike destinations … Continue reading

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