Category Archives: Exercise and Fitness

Mind Over Matter

When we moved to Portugal last September, it was a priority for me to keep up my fitness program. We all know what can happen in the autumn when bulky layering begins to hide an ounce here or there, and … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead to Rome…But Not N14

I started going to the gym again. I’d been dodging it for a variety of excellent reasons, but it was time. After a recent workout, I returned to the cottage–which is built into a hillside–and drove down the steep dirt … Continue reading

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Biking For Fun and Profit

I like a stationery bike, and when it comes to selecting the type, I vote for recumbent.  For years I rode the “original” kind, higher and more like a regular bicycle, but once I discovered the other, I was hooked. … Continue reading

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“Hear No Evil . . . “

I’ve been a fan of Colin Firth ever since he played the tortured Mr. Darcy to Jennifer Ehle’s Elizabeth Bennett in the BBC production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. So when I had a chance to view The King’s … Continue reading

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Dear Deer Valley

“For an unprecedented fourth year in a row, Deer Valley Resort received the # 1 ranking in North America by the readers of SKI Magazine.” So began the invitation extended recently to season pass holders to attend a wine and cheese … Continue reading

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“Oh, How I Hate To Get Up in the Morning . . .

 . . . oh, how I love to remain in bed!” Irving Berlin really nailed it in that 1914 World War I tune (I’m not that old; sometimes it just feels that way). With the nights getting longer, I find … Continue reading

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No Worries

This past weekend Deer Valley Resort opened with their Celebrity Skifest. I was in Los Angeles, so missed the event, and on my return, I spent Monday catching up on work. By Tuesday I was so ready to get on … Continue reading

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