Posts by Ron "Commish" Swanson


Walk Like a Penguin

March 6, 2015 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

Advice. You just can’t seem to avoid it, no matter how little you want it. As they say, “Free advice is worth everything you paid for it.” On top of all of the “normal” free advice I get, being a golfer seems to be like having a “Please Critique My Swing” sign pinned on my…

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You Are What You Eat, Really

August 13, 2014 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

From the last time I wrote, there were, in my opinion, 3 things to takeaway from it: REMINDER No. 1: “Thin people eat until they are not hungry. Heavy people eat until they are satisfied.” REMINDER No. 2: Eat 4 or 5 small meals a day. Do not go too long between eating. REMINDER No.…

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Everyone Needs a Reminder Now and Then

May 13, 2014 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

This is not the blog I started to write. In fact, I tried to get back to that one this morning and just did not have the mental clarity to begin and I can track the reason why; I am what I eat. A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling more tired after a round…

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Is It Spring Yet?

February 19, 2014 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

Last time I wrote, I was talking about the virtues of a new yoga class I had started to attend. This was particularly surprising since I am not usually attracted to attend exercise classes, preferring to go my own way and at my own pace. By the beginning of spring, I was looking forward to…

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How to Paint a Target on your Back

November 8, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

First order of business, this blog is to thank Corinne Williams for her suggestion to try yoga in order to increase flexibility. I have just completed my second class and, without exaggeration, I am more aware than ever before of the fact that I think I am so very much closer to being a statue…

Time to Set New Goals

October 11, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

When it comes to exercising, I have not consciously set goals. I reasoned that sometimes I want to exercise more and sometimes I don’t, so why artificially “force” myself to do it? That’s what I have been telling myself anyway. Thinking back on the last few years, I had been setting goals for myself and…

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No Left Turns

September 13, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

This is a story of an aging couple told by their son who was President of NBC NEWS. This is a wonderful piece by Michael Gartner, editor of newspapers large and small and president of NBC News. In 1997, he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. It is well worth reading, and a few…

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Loose Threads

August 23, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

Several months ago, I started to write about losing 30 pounds easily. Of course, it was a little tongue-in-cheek, but my intent was to show the long-term payoff to losing any excess poundage as I worked towards having to tighten my belt another notch or two. That thread of a blog-line got pushed aside the…

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Oh, My Aching Back

July 19, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

Have you ever had that pain in your lower back? You know, the one that jumps out of nowhere and gets your full attention. Recently, I was reminded about that kind of problem. Long ago, I used to have such back problems that I quit playing golf for almost 10 years. During my golfing hiatus,…

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