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Monday, February 26th, 2024

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Monday, February 26th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Writings of former outdoor humor columnist Pat McManus are health aid for the outdoorsmen

Mishaps are often a part of canoe trips, funnier in retrospect than when they happened. Pat McManus’ book, “They Shoot Canoes, Don’t They?” recalled one such incident in the columnist’s past. (Photo by Ben Moyer)
A silver lining of my wife’s recent resolve to monitor my blood pressure is that I rediscovered Pat McManus. Protocol dictates that I sit, comfortable and relaxed, for several minutes before the electric sleeve performs its python-like constrictions on the upper arm. That’s so your pressure returns to normal after exertion (Like trekking across the room?). I’ve read that laughter reduces blood pressure. So, hoping for readings that won’t alarm my spouse, I sought my copy of “They Shoot Canoes, Don’t They?” a McManus’ classic I’d neglected for years, to read between the squeezes.
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