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Tom W. Watson

Entries by Tom W. Watson

10,000 Steps to a Healthier You!

(10) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 8:20 AM

It's a Saturday night in May, 2004, and my wife Kathy and I have returned home from an evening out with friends. Kathy's in the bathroom brushing her teeth as I busy myself getting ready for bed. Suddenly it happens -- bam! A pain shoots through my head like I've...

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How to Love Your Heart this February

(1) Comments | Posted February 16, 2013 | 6:39 AM

And so it's February -- the month where so much focus is placed on our love interests. A concept I'm certainly not against, since I proposed to my wife at this time of year several years ago now. But this year, I'd like to issue a challenge to seriously consider...

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Small Steps Help Us Lose the Butt... In Our Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 2:47 PM

It's January and the resolution season is upon us. I was listening to one of our local radio stations on my way to work the other day, and the DJs were bantering back and forth about their New Year's resolutions. As they chatted, they discussed random resolution statistics. Apparently 90...

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Rite of Passage

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 3:27 PM

In 1976, the city of Montreal hosted the games of the XXI Olympiad. For a young sports enthusiast such as I, those Olympics captured my attention like few things could. Day and night I sat in front of our family television, watching the world's greatest athletes pursue their Olympic dreams....

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Ripples of Change...

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 12:32 PM

I can still remember, as a boy, standing on the lakeshore with my buddies, skipping stones across the water. Invariably, impromptu competitions would break out, each of us vying for the highest number of skips with just one toss. Whenever someone launched a stone toward the water, we'd all stop...

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My Memoir Helped Me Reconnect With My Family

(28) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 4:55 PM

It's a brisk fall day in1966 and an undersized five-year-old boy stands beside a social worker on the doorstep of Jim and Edwina Watson's home.

Two brown grocery bags filled with every earthly belonging the boy has sit on the step in front of him. The social worker leans...

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