Brian May, at 70, still has all of his chops. Drummer Roger Taylor, 69, beats the skins like a man half his age. Pat Howard @ETNhoward
I've gotten increasingly allergic to big crowds as I've moved along in middle age. Just listening to people talk about the crush at Discover Presque Isle last weekend gives me hives. I'm the guy who avoids Buck Night when I go see the Erie SeaWolves because I'd rather pay more for a beer and a dog than jostle to get them.
Pat Howard @ETNhoward
I've been trying for weeks to talk myself back onto a bicycle. But so far my bikes remain in the basement, right next to all of the CDs my iPod made obsolete. Twenty pounds have gradually reclaimed their place on my frame, and I miss that general glow that comes with being in pretty good shape. And my wife assures me that I'm a better human being when my legs are regularly turning the pedals.
Pat Howard never aimed to pioneer inter-country adoption, she just wanted to give children a home. A family of 16 children sure makes family holidays a lesson in organisation. It’s not “All pile into the car, kids”, but “All pile in to the bus”. The family 15-seater that is. Pat Howard’s family is as diverse as it is unique: she has adopted 15 of her 16 children from nine countries including Australia.
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Selecting a term
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