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November 10, 2020
A Little of That Human Touch
Want to know what a German stewardess, Saddam Hussein and Da Vinci all have in common?  You will soon, but first… “Nothing is as healing as the human touch.” These were the last dying words of Bobby Fischer, the greatest chess player the world has ever known and, unfortunately, also […]
November 10, 2020
The Special Day
They say that it is not that difficult to become a father, but it is infinitely more difficult to be a good dad.  Very well said!  And it is for that reason that every year since 1972, fathers have enjoyed one day when everyone at least pretends to recognize their […]
November 10, 2020
A Cut Above
I bet you didn’t know that there are more people alive in the world today than have ever died, throughout the entire history!  Or, get this: every 2 minutes, the energy that reaches the earth from the sun is equal to the entire annual energy use of all the humanity today!  Or, if you look up into the […]
November 10, 2020
On The Rocks
I haven’t felt this tired in years; the muscles I never knew I had are burning up – what a rush! And yet I’ve never been happier, this exhilaration is beyond anything that words can describe.  I’ve wanted to try rock climbing for a while now, and even though I […]
November 10, 2020
The Four Burners of Life
It’s not often that we get to meet famous people, people that have impacted humanity and changed the world for the better.  Or even people whose names have forever been immortalized based on their lifetime achievements.  We can never meet Albert Einstein or Mark Twain in person, and we can’t […]
November 10, 2020
Wind of Change
I get a call from this guy with a weird accent, asking me if I’d like to purchase a Cutco Knife, which apparently comes with a lifetime warranty.  Yes, that’s correct – the knife is covered for life.  And while I’d never buy a knife from some lunatic on the […]
November 10, 2020
The Sound of a Piano
The old man slowly walked across the stage and sat down at the piano.  Even a short walk was difficult for him now that he was 86 years of age, requiring a moment to catch his breath and gather his thoughts.  He looked down at the piano keys, and briefly […]
November 10, 2020
The True Love
Here is your Valentine’s Day dinner scenario – Chinese food, dinner table set for one.  Yes, just me and my lonesome.  Abandoned by my wife, my children, even by my dog who typically likes me when Chinese food is around; but not tonight.  And that’s ok, I am not a […]
November 10, 2020
Not a Piece of Meat!
We all have feelings and we all have emotional states. Some are just more difficult to notice than the others, because – as humans – we have invented a number of ways to hide our feelings and keep our emotions in check. We fish, we play cards, we smoke, we […]
November 10, 2020
Give Us Hope!
As Robert F. Kennedy said in 1966 – although he wasn’t really the author of the quote:  “May you live in interesting times.” Well, he had no idea what “interesting” truly meant, since no one in the 1960s could possibly imagine the fun and excitement that the 2010s would bring; […]
November 10, 2020
The Devil Inside
And so my wife left me, again.  Packed her bags, got into her car with a big guy and drove off.  Well, the big guy is actually my son and they went away to Alaska for a week, so perhaps it is not as dramatic as it may seem.  Still […]
November 10, 2020
A Mexican Standoff
The summer is here and I am so back!!  Back in the running business, rushing out of the house at the first crack of dawn and loving it, enjoying every moment before, during and after!  Also, back by popular demand is my ability to focus, to block out all distractions […]
November 10, 2020
The Final Shock
Well, I finally remembered why I fell in love in the first place.  With running, that is.  Why I truly got hooked, despite the fact that it has always been unnatural and extremely difficult for me.  No, it’s not the “high” that you feel during and after; it’s not the […]
November 10, 2020
Gluteus To The Max
What kind of a title is that?  Most likely I meant ‘Gluteus Maximus’, which, loosely translated, means ‘nice butt’.  But then again, it is just a Hapax Legomenon (a word that you will see in a document only once.) Sorry about that, an idiot of my caliber is not supposed […]
November 10, 2020
A Shot of the Good Stuff
Ask any dedicated runner why they run, and they will most certainly tell you that running improves their health, keeps them in shape and overall just makes them feel better.  And while most of these statements are probably true – at least in their own minds – the real answer […]