Author: Wine Dog

What the big dog eats

The portions are off a little on this plate. This is whole wheat couscous with swordfish in a grapefruit marmalade glaze. The grapefruit marmalade was made from the grapefruit tree in my yard. We jerk spiced it. I mixed a…

I’m building a Body for Life

One of the silly things that’s in Bill Phillips’ book is a cadence for weight lifting. The cadence is “I’m building” on the negative and “a body for life” on the positive. Sometimes I use it in the gym. Not…

Give Blood, Play Rugby

OK, so I don’t play rugby any more. I had to have Roto-Rooter come in and take care of my left shoulder back in 1992. Apparently, hauling 1200 pounds of woman into a set scrum with one arm takes it’s…

Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

This morning’s weigh in: Weight 210 Fat 36.5 BMI 35.9 Just by keeping my head screwed on correctly, things are heading in the right directions. It’s taken me almost four weeks, but I have 8 pounds off of me. I…

Missing the point on immigration

The right wing of this country is spending oodles of time and money beefing up the border patrols and immigration sweeps and building a freaking ridiculous wall to keep the Mexicans from crossing the borders and taking jobs away from…

Three day weekend

I’m getting ready to go for a long bike ride with Javier. We’re meeting at Heather Farms and going up Mt. Diablo. The last bike ride I went on with him, he took me on the Olympic trials course in…

BARF = Bay Area Rapid FUBAR

I’ve certainly had my share of adventures on BART. More than most people. There was the crazy homeless guy shouting from the Embarcadero to Rockridge where we told him to get off because we had called the police. We called…