Basketball is an excellent form of exercise, particularly the sort of marathon games of one-on-one that I played this afternoon. I inevitably end up bruised, but better for it. Today my balky knee was relatively compliant. And my crossover and behind-the-back dribbles were working well. If only I could drive more effectively on the right side of the lane. Or make a few more of those makeable shots I always seem to miss. Anyway, I'm getting close to the shape I need to be in to challenge lithe young men -- or women -- to a game, so let me know if you're interested.