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January 2, 2017 Pat's View: Mixed Martial
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By Pat Cashman

While the rest of the world was always promising to lose weight, exercise more, read lots of books or be kinder to others---my dad’s annual New Year’s resolution remained the same every time. The 6’ 6 “ man said that in the coming year he planned to lose up to four inches…in height.

He said he was tired of ducking under doorways, stooping to use the bathroom mirror---and folding himself in half to get into a car. As near as I could ever tell, he never quite pulled off his height-loss resolution---although he did create an optical illusion by wearing his pants higher.

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Through the years, like many of us, I have also made some personal resolutions. There was 2010: “The Year Without a Doughnut.” Not a single cruller, old-fashioned or maple bar passed my pie hole. But plenty of pie did, so the caloric benefits were a wash.

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