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PD and Diet

PD and Diet In a previous blog, I had cited a Lancet published study regarding dairy and health which recommended that these foods be part of a healthy diet in order to prevent “cardiovascular disease events.” However, I have recently come across a study (2007) which...

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Birds

Recently my TV, internet and telephone service, all provided by one supplier via coaxial cable, went out. I called the company in Norwalk countless times, only to be greeted by a robot who first informed that our ‘conversation’ would be recorded and then kept asking...

Achoo!!

I was out two weeks with the flu. There are tests some physicians use to diagnose the flu but I didn’t take any tests, so how did I know that I actually had the flu and not a common cold? Well, there is often some uncertainty about the correct diagnosis – flu or cold...

Sandpaper Vs. Sponge, Part II

The pairing of rubber and sponge in seemingly infinite combinations is a catastrophe. It has ruined ping pong (and created “table tennis"). The result of the unfortunate marriage of these two materials creates a game that is too fast and too tricky. Result: the points...

Congratulations

Ping Pong Parkinson (PPP) held it's first quarterly 2019 tournament this week. Congratulations to all 10 participants, each of whom has shown remarkable strides in their ping pong skills. The winner was Margie Alley in a close match against the runner-up, Andy Schloat.

Why You Should Continue To Cut The Cheese

Here’s a little secret I have that I’m gonna share with you. And it truly is a secret – I never even told this to my ex-wife while we were still talking to each other. And it’s this: I used to go out surreptitiously (who knew what diabolical ideas she had about my...

On Volunteering

I once helped an old blind woman cross Queens Boulevard. And what nerve! She actually resisted my entreaty to help … which I ignored for her own good. Well, okay, she probably would have made it without me because she was hooked up to a guide dog. But, look, I wanted...

Fitbits for Christmas (giving someone fits)

You know anybody who’s bought one of those Fitbits or any of the knockoff fitness trackers that have caught on with two-legged lemmings (a subspecies of homo sapiens)? I do. I know two of these gadget devotees … and I can tell you categorically that they’re both NUTS!...

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