About Steve

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Steve has written 91 articles so far, you can find them below.

Why do we masters runners do it?

This blog was originally titled Run Tuff Running Reflections, but somehow the top of the banner seems to be cut off. I'm not sure when that happened. Maybe it coincides with the onset of my case of plantar fasciitis that has put a stop to my running since June.  Since that time there have not […]

“But your kids are gonna love it.”

Although I'm not a big TV fan, back when my kids were younger I often watched some shows with them. There were some favorites – Little House on the Prairie, Dukes of Hazard, and Family Ties were among them, for very different reasons. Little House was good, wholesome, family values, Dukes had Daisy and Family […]

Sixty-five and Counting

It's good to have goals. Of course when you accomplish them, you then have to set new ones. Today was a day for attaining one of my fitness goals, the one about doing a set of push-ups equal to my age. When I got down this morning to do my push-ups for the day, there […]

Rules Enforcement Committee

I'm not sure exactly how I ended up here, but as many of you know, I live in what is basically a retirement community. http://www.stjamesplantation.com/ There are no age restrictions like some places have, so there are a few families with kids and the school buses roll in and out every day.  I've heard many names […]

Orson Welles, War of the Worlds Revisited?

I got an interesting notice from our town the other day.  Did you know November 9th is the first Nationwide National Emergency Test? "On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, FEMA, DHS and FCC will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. This nationwide test will kick off at 2:00 p.m. […]

One Hundred Push-Up Challenge Revisited

Last January I took a shot at the http://hundredpushups.com/ challenge. I worked at it all winter and got so I could do lots of sets of 20-30 push-ups, but was never able to get near doing one set of one hundred. In July I started back doing the push-ups, this time changing the format. Instead […]

Still Here

As was pointed out to me yesterday, it's been decades since I've posted anything here. Apologies to those of you that check in every once in a while to see if I've had anything interesting to report. As you may have surmised, things have been pretty quiet. I've been playing lots of golf. Blogging about […]

What’s With the Homework?

I was a teacher for over thirty years, about half those years as a 6th grade teacher, the other half as a high school math teacher. I know homework – it's function, it's usefulness, it's necessity and also it's over the top assigning in many situations. When it came to Christmas and Easter vacations, I […]


That's a number that will get just about anybody's attention.  It turns out it's not always what it seems. I'm not a big TV watcher. Ninety-percent of what I watch is sports and eighty-percent of that is Yankee baseball. For the past two years we've stayed at my daughter's house while in town for the […]