Well, I did it. I went out and bought a push reel mower. After spending far too much time researching them on the web, I decided to give it a whirl. Or a push. Or something.
Anyway, I bought a Scotts 20" Push Reel Mower and had it assembled and was done mowing the front and side lawns within an hour. Even though the front was a little overgrown, it only bogged down in one spot.
I must admit it was a very pleasant experience -- no gas fumes, electric cords to run over, or dirt and dust flying all over the place. Just the happy schush-schush sound of the blades and the smell of fresh cut grass. Is it spring yet?