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 more Serengeti 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 more Yin & 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 more A 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 more Independence 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 more Old 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 more A Whale of a Tale!
One of the things I am is an engineer. Not exactly sure how that came to be, but I have a degree with my name on it for proof. I really don’t have a passion for engineering. Never did. If I had to provide a one word explanation as to how I came to be … Read more Blue ice crying in the rain
I shoveled my driveway today. I don’t think you had to sit down upon receiving this news because I would guess the majority of Americans (at least the ones that live in the northern climes) routinely perform this ritual after every snowfall. I would also guess that a fairly large portion of these folks have … Read more Let it Snow!
Here’s a list of the books I read during my recent travels. Common theme seems to be journeys. 1) A Walk in the Woods- Bill Bryson- My friend Paul recommended this book about a 40 something guy who decides to hike the Appalachian Trail from end to end (Georgia to Maine). I thought the book … Read more Reading List