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How To Become Fearless

Here’s how to become fearless. Sea Hunt was my favorite TV show. Each week I sat in awe and terror as Mike Nelson saved the day from Russians. (Remember how the good guys had double hose regulators and the bad guys had single hose ones?) The idea of …

Foxhole Wisdom

My friend Chris was a decorated Vietnam vet. He had the medals, a limp and a twitch to prove it. When he didn’t trust somebody he’d say, “I don’t want that guy anywhere near my foxhole.” I’ve never been in combat but I understood perfectly what he meant. …

Six Tips for a Successful Fartlek workout

A fartlek is not an embarrassing, smelly and sometimes funny event.  A fartlek is a run workout with several intervals made up of running fast followed by running slow.  The purpose is to increase your ability to run faster, longer.  If want to be competitive and you’ve built …

Circa. 1962

My whole, young heart is filled with nothing but Mary Ann.  I follow her past the crossing guard.  On the other side, I bump into her like a tethered balloon.  She giggles and asks me if I am ready.  I nod.  She bolts.  Fifty yards later, she reaches …

4 Reasons Older Adults Workout

There are good reasons older adults workout.  They are painful but rewarding. On Friday, during the first half-mile of my run (3.8 miles), my legs felt sore and heavy.  It took so much effort to take each stride, I looked down to see if I had ankle weights …

How To Cure Desk Hemorrhoids

I’m not sure if it’s because I am from the baby boomer generation or not, but early in my career, I had trouble managing my time.   Work would accumulate in my inbox and I let it build up to the point that it became a large, intimidating …

One Way To Learn Patience At The DMV

We’ve all heard that death and taxes are the only things in the universe that don’t change.  I can’t disagree with that.  In fact, even in the midst of a heated debate where extreme conservative and liberal views bash each other with the power and chaos of an …