Articles by

James Bornemeier

12/16/18 8:00am

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They’re off in last year’s 5k for Breast Cancer run.

As I periodically do, I got back into my fitness routine this summer.

In these latter years, the regimen has been boiled down to two machines at the nearby health club, the stationary bike and the rower. The days of doing a full circuit of muscle-toning machines are long gone. All I want is to work up a sweat and get the heart rate up. A runner since the 1970s, a 5- or 10-mile jaunt used to be like an elixir. (more…)

11/16/18 8:00am

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When we moved from Southern California to Alexandria, Virginia in the early 1990s, we did what any normally curious people would do in this new territory. We explored the trove of historical sites that nearly inundate the region: the august memorials on The Mall; Civil War battlefields all over the place; and running or biking to Mt. Vernon seven miles away, to mention a few. (more…)

07/20/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO How can a serene European river cruise possibly go wrong?

COURTESY PHOTO How can a serene European river cruise possibly go wrong?

Jane and I are hardly swashbuckling world travelers, but we have gone on a couple of ocean-going cruises on big ships with thousands of fellow passengers.

These cruise ships attract their share of ridicule for their immensity and tendency to pamper even those guests who, like us, opt for the smaller low-end staterooms. (more…)