I should have done this a long time ago, but a couple weeks ago, I called AT&T U-verse and told them to increase the speed of our home internet connection (I thought we had the fastest plan, but they just came out with a faster one) and cancel the cable TV.  It took me 30 minutes to finally convince the lady who answered the phone that yes, I don’t want any TV channels, as I systematically rejected each new offer of discounts and bundles.  Finally, I said:  “Look. …

Right now, I can barely move my upper body, because I decided to visit a grand opening event a couple miles from our house for a Crossfit gym, mainly because the flyer said there’d be BBQ and popsicles.  Like anyone else who’s got a Facebook or Instagram account, I’d heard of it (as in “I was sick of the bragging about one’s workouts and perceived cult membership”).  My lone experience with this form of exercising came in 2007 while deployed to Balad, Iraq.  My shoulders were so badly…