Thursday, 4/4/19

NYT: The Heart of a Swimmer vs. the Heart of a Runner

Are sports drinks sending us to an early grave?

One in five people are eating themselves to an early death: Global study

Please just go outside and play. Why Even a Little Nature Is Good for Your Brain

In a few days we will do a ranger-guided snowshoe walk at Crater Lake. And maybe some cross country skiing.

Just finished Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. James Garfield was two when his father died on a small Ohio farm, leaving behind a wife and four children. James only got several years of schooling. He was an innovative general in the Civil War. As a U.S. Senator, he went to the 1880 Republican convention pledged to John Sherman, the Ohio governor. In a deadlocked convention, the tide shifted to Garfield and awarded him the nomination he didn’t seek or want, family and farming being his true love… Excerpt. …Also recommended: Millard’s The River of Doubt.

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