Dog Days of Summer, or Keeping Your Better Half Cool

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about my own personal health and comfort. Today, let’s shift the spotlight to someone far furrier and less likely to hold a multi-year grudge: my dog. Lucille, as you’ve probably realized, gets a lot of real estate on this page, and for good reason: she’sContinue reading “Dog Days of Summer, or Keeping Your Better Half Cool”

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

The winter seems to be full of acceptable excuses not to workout. The days are shorter. The Central Park water fountains don’t work. Bathing suit season is still several months away. House of Cards won’t watch itself. And of course, the most tangible excuse to skip winter workouts of all: the world outside my apartment todayContinue reading “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Ice Ice Baby

There are a handful of things I’m afraid of all year long – giving blood, centipedes, the monstrosities that will be the new Star Wars trilogy – but at least one of my top trepidations only pops up on a seasonal basis: ice. Don’t get me wrong: There are plenty of appropriate uses for ice,Continue reading “Ice Ice Baby”

The Weather Outside is Frightful

The month was October. The year was 2012. It was 7 a.m., we were on a Metro North out of the city and I was voluntarily dressed as a cat. Pretty typical Saturday morning if you ask me. My friend Ethan and I were making our way to Sleepy Hollow, New York, for a HalloweenContinue reading “The Weather Outside is Frightful”