Per Request, The Movember 2018 Portrait of the Editor

Don’t forget. It’s Mo-vember, not “No Shave November.” Men’s health issues are too often overlooked. As a two-time testicular cancer survivor, I ask that you educate the younger generation. Get checked by a doctor at least yearly during your physical. Don’t ignore signs that “something just feels weird.” And if you’ve grown out the soup-strainer, take a Mo-ment to explain why to the curious. (See what I did there?)

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That Clean Feeling in 3 Steps

They say that Fall is coming. It was 90+ºF today… . I am eternally grateful for the invention of air conditioning and ceiling fans. Imagine what the early Southerners used to live like! How did they deal?

There is more to picking yourself up off the floor and having another (sweating ) glass of iced tea to help you feel more buoyant these Indian Summer days. Which is why three little things are going to make me feel a lot better. Try them yourself and see if your perspective doesn’t improve a bit.

  1. Change the bed linens. Starch those percale pillowcases. Buy new, crisp bedding if you have to.

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2. Change of season, change your undergarments. Treat yourself to some new knickers, drawers, small clothes, whatever you call them.

3. Sweaty? Shower. And then turn the knob to cold. Last as long as you can. Invigorating. And finally…

4. Have the car cleaned inside and out.

I know that was four, but I like to overdeliver. A clean car always perks me up.

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Abstaining from Screens

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Sundays used to be a day of rest. We weren’t supposed to do much, go to Church, don’t work, spend time with the family, etc. . With the advent of the internet and really fast bandwidth, we now seem more than ever to be isolated in our echo chambers, consuming information without reflecting too deeply.

So today, and every Sunday, I encourage you to unplug. Go to a museum, read a book, make Sunday dinner, engage with the non-digital world. You’ll be happier when Monday rolls around.

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