• Remember When

    Remember when the soft drink industry spent millions of dollars to get us to vote down a soda tax?  I commented on it in an election related post, but the gist of it was that communities wanted the option of using taxes/fees as a means of protecting the health of their people by reducing the consumption of sugary drinks in their community.  This led to soft drink companies mega funding a campaign for an initiative to ban such soda taxes.  I-1634…Continue Reading

  • Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs. Instinct vs. Covid-19

    There are plenty of exhaustive reviews of both the Instinct and the Vivoactive 4 out there, but this isn’t one of them.  I’m just a person who has used the Instinct for a year or so, before switching to the Vivoactive 4 a few weeks ago. I’m a 59 year old guy who rides his bike a bit, goes on hikes, and plays occasionally with running.  In revamping my health over the last few years, my eyes are tragically still…Continue Reading

  • Masks

    Don’t conflate donning a mask for self protection against a virus with donning a simple cloth mask to slow the spread of the virus to others.  They are not the same thing. Mask science is not political science nor social media science.  Mask science is science science, and it’s well established Science. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to put this pandemic behind us and begin to reopen our lives and our economy.  However, coronavirus must be addressed first…Continue Reading

  • Tour de Sad News 2020

    Earlier today, I received an email, “Regrettably, we must inform you that the 2020 Tour de Whatcom scheduled for July 18th is officially canceled as of today due to the COVID19 pandemic.” And a bit later today I received another email, “Regrettably, we announce that the Mt. Baker Hill Climb scheduled for September 13th is officially canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic.” It’s a weird year, this 2020. It’s not like I didn’t expect either of these cancellations. In truth,…Continue Reading