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 […]

A Token of Respect

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At an F3 beatdown, the work itself is usually reward enough. But today, Badlanders dug deep and rewarded Gravy, aka, Gravy Train, aka, G-Train, for his life-changing loss of 122 pounds. Big shout-out to Bada Bing for organizing this and to the generous Badlanders who know a good thing when they see it. Still working […]

Go Forth and Delight!

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In his sporadic viewing of the ceremony surrounding the farewell to George H.W. Bush, YHC was touched by the words of George W. Bush. His father had lived a truly monumental life, but what seemed to resonate most with W. was something well within the grasp of us all — H.W.’s devotion to his wife, […]