Friendly health tip for the guy at Fred Meyer

As a journalist, I’m trained to notice even the most subtle sign that something is out of the ordinary.

An awkward glance.
A hesitant word.
A 65-year-old man reading Cosmopolitan…


To the man I saw reading this magazine while getting his blood pressure checked at Fred Meyer: I’m no doctor, but it’s possible your elevated blood pressure reading probably has nothing to do with that extra piece of bacon you ate this morning…


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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writerโ€™s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

33 thoughts on “Friendly health tip for the guy at Fred Meyer”

  1. I saw the title of your blog in a post feed on Facebook. The use of ‘Fred Meyer’ in your title caught my eye – I live in Bend. (I fled east of the Valley/Coast cause I finally rusted out!)

    I have enjoyed checking out your site. I love your bio! Good humor gets me every time! I look forward to checking out more of your site and writings.

    1. Thank you so much, Lynn! It’s always a special treat to hear from a fellow webfoot, and Bend is one of my favorite place to visit. Thanks for the kind words, and for reading ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. As a qualified healthcare professional I can confidently say that the magazine was planted there to simply provide him a list of dos and don’ts and what not to wear to his next visit with his doctor.
    As a poor writer, that may have just been the longest sentence I’ve ever written. Yet another qualification to become a healthcare professional.

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