Handle with Care

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YHC has a news flash for his fellow Badlanders – women are different from men! And in so many ways! There are, of course, the physical differences, not only in appearance, but – and this is important – in how we describe our body parts. We men, for example, refer to pumped biceps as “guns.” […]

The Bedrock of Our Relationships

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The F3 Concentrica Jumanji posted on Slack provided food for thought. You’ll recall, dear reader, the Concentrica’s components, the five relationships illustrated as separate rings – wife as the bulls-eye, then children, shield, whetstone, and work. One thought immediately came to YHC while reviewing this graphic – whither the SkyQ? Faith? The Third F? Mulling […]

Expect the Unexpected

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Expect the Unexpected YHC is nothing if not a sucker for history. With today, the 25th day of June, marking the anniversary of The Battle of Little Bighorn – aka, Custer’s Last Stand – we sought to take lessons from the expensive tuition paid by the US Army in this most famous of its battles […]

Live Every Day As If It Were Your Last

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Growing up, YHC liked to watch championship boxing matches on TV. This was before pay-per-view, children; you’d actually see marquee events for free, often on ABC’s Wide World of Sports on Saturday afternoons, with the inimitable Howard Cosell on commentary. The biggest draws were Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, and, of […]

Take the Long View

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Like his esteemed colleagues Schhhnaggle and Outhouse, YHC toils in the noble world of financial services. It’s a complex business, one where titans of finance master esoteric 21st-century concepts such as “crypto-currency,” “derivatives pricing” and “losing one’s shirt.” Lately, US investors have endured a bit of shirt-lossage. With profit-impacting tariffs implemented last Friday on Chinese […]

Be a Quitter

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Tuesday has something of a reputation as a run day in Badlands / Goodlands, but today we went (relatively) light on the running and spent most of our time working through a circuit. Here’s what went down, though only after we worked our way through 20 penalty burpees for various and assorted crimes against humanity. […]

Don’t Be Stupid

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It’s true. YHC’s M knows him better than he knows himself. Invariably, when YHC gleefully announces that he’s heading out for a run, the M will, in a voice normally reserved for pre-kindergarten children that are eyeing a book of matches and a leaking industrial-size drum of petrochemicals, instruct him, “Don’t do anything stupid.” Alas; […]

Fading from the Front

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YHC pulled into Davis Park this morning, noticing that the gloom was markedly gloomier than usual. Yes, there was something – no, someone – missing. Hurry back, Squeege / Semi-Colon. You are missed. Onto business. With the Gate 15k River Run rapidly approaching, YHC reckoned the Pax would benefit from a run that would tax […]