As Valentine’s Day approaches, many of us turn our thoughts to love. I’ve been thinking about how love evolves over the course of our lives. At first we “love” ourself. We are focused on our own satisfaction and happiness. No one else matters. We want to be fed or changed or comforted now regardless of … Read moreTHE EVOL-UTION OF LOVE
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. Douglas MacArthur The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forbearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides. Robert E. Lee People never … Read moreNon-Violent Views
There would be less war if…. There would be less war if political and military leaders were required to fight on the front There would be less war if battles weren’t fought in places that are distant from most of us There would be less war if political leaders and the media didn’t demonize or … Read morePEACE & war
Here’s a conversation I recently overheard while on safari in the Serengeti. Lion wife- Honey, I’m going out to pick up some dinner for us. Do you feel like anything special tonight? Lion husband- Well, since you asked, I have had a hankering for that lovely warthog that you used to make. My mouth is … Read moreSerengeti Paparazzi
Life asked death, why do people love me but hate you? Death responded, because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth. My last blog entry was about sleep. This one is about another kind of sleep…the permanent kind. When I am surrounded by the safety of my home and blanketed by … Read moreYin & Yang
I enjoy a nap. In the U.S., I seem to be in the minority these days. It seems that many people back home look at naps negatively. Of course, there are many people who look at a nap as a luxury; something that they would love to have the time to do; but because of … Read moreA Case for Nice Afternoon Peaceful Sleep (NAPS)
It’s fourth of July weekend, a time when Americans remember and celebrate gaining our independence from the British Empire and our 240 year journey to create a more perfect union. This got me thinking about independence and about our freedom. The obvious aspects of freedom that we appreciate (and perhaps sometimes take for granted) include … Read moreIndependence Day
My most recent trip brought me out west to Wyoming, Montana and (through) Idaho, my first time to these states. The primary purpose of the trip was to run in my first destination races, namely, the Tetons (6/4) and Yellowstone (6/11) half marathons. I filled in the time between races with visits to 3 of … Read moreOld Faithful?
Prior to the last big trip I took to India, Bhutan and Nepal, I went to see my travel doctor to get the requisite shots and prescriptions. Dr. Cooper is very thorough and also very conservative. In addition to the medications, Doc gave me strict orders not to pet anything, regardless of how cute it may … Read moreA Whale of a Tale!