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  •  I enjoyed meeting Bernard Adolphus McFadden (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, llywrch

    You told us a lot about him and, in all that, he never did anything boring. Hard not to sympathize with a man who was orphaned young, made a fortune, and then "didn't seem to much mind losing the majority" of it.

    My strange health idea was that brains and brawn were antithetical. Raised by intellectuals, I was prejudiced against jocks. For years I thought working out was a mindless waste of time.

    When a friend finally talked me into being his weightlifting partner, I gained 15 lbs. of muscle (over six months), and loved it. I felt better all over, I was more resistant to colds and hangovers, and I got to eat four square meals a day.

    Until, during five weeks in India, I got sick twice, and lost all 15 lbs.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 01:03:47 AM PST

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