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Noël Figart
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Not a TAME Lion
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This picture was taken some time in 1969, I think. Daddy’s feeding me. Of course, right? Daddies take care of babies. That’s what I internalized as a young child, anyway. I didn’t learn until sometime later than Daddy’s involvement in my brother, and my…
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It’s that time of year when people say, “It’s too hot for coffee.” These people do not understand coffee and are not to be trusted. My grandmother loved coffee, and she liked it amazingly strong. There was no such thing as a day that was too hot for…
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No, I don’t. However, the answer is a bit subtler than that. For people who use a phonetic alphabet, there are serious reasons to encourage small children to read until they master decoding. That’s a fancy way of saying that you can look at text in a…
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Hiatus and 2018 Swimming Goal
I notice I haven't posted anything about swimming in about a year and a half. This is mostly because I haven't done any serious swimming for about that period of time. First was the San Francisco Sharkfest Failure of 2016.  I went all the way across the cou...
Hiatus and 2018 Swimming Goal
Hiatus and 2018 Swimming Goal
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Motivation is a Feeble Reed
What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises - no matter the mood! Mood's a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It's not for fighting.  --Gurney Halleck, Dune . When I was in high school, one of the things upper class...
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Warm Pool, Cool Pool
Moving to a drills then laps format for my swimming has been a good move. I know why I was resisting. I'd gotten into a groove of Long Slow Distance, and I'm like Kuzco.  I am utterly resistant to something throwing off my groove. Problem is, I gotta get ov...
Warm Pool, Cool Pool
Warm Pool, Cool Pool
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I Am Ironfish
The title comes from a website called Fitocracy .  You log in, log your workouts, get points and level up as you get more points. It rewards workouts more or less like a video game.  Yes, it's for nerds. Nerds can be childish and not want to do things if it...
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Flip Turns and Resistance in Swimming
I blew off flip turns for most of my freestyle sets yesterday and had something happen. I enjoyed the damn swim. head scratch   See, now I do swim for exercise and I do challenge myself to do hard things, but at the end of the day, it's something that's r...
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It's a Dialog, Not a Fight
I'm sitting here right now using a website called 750Words . The idea behind it is that you do a freewrite every day of seven hundred fifty words.  That's more or less three pages of material, and is based on the Morning Pages idea Julia Cameron talks about...
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90% of the Game is Half Mental
When you read about swimming you read a lot of advice about form, training techniques, and all that smack. Obviously crucial stuff, since you have a physical body that is going to be doing an endurance thing. So yeah, your body needs to be ready. But I'm no...
90% of the Game is Half Mental
90% of the Game is Half Mental
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