Another long diet/exercise story. I've maxed myself out at my morning walk, finishing 12 stairs (plus 4 warm-up/cool down). This is from my original, unimaginable, goal of FIVE. Those 16 cycles took 1:02. Adding any more loops seems crazy. I will now fix this length at 16, and work on lowering the time; an hour … Continue reading Diet#3: 16 Rounds & Weetabix
In the last couple weeks I have shot from five sets of stairs (my orig goal) to six, seven, and today EIGHT. I wanted to share my tech. Of course, it took me several passes to figure out how. I bought a Bluetooth headband to replace my earbuds. First my first two months I just … Continue reading Diet#2: Bluetooth Headband
Since Mothers Day, I've have many nostalgic chats with friends about moms; recalling my mom's life, my childhood, her later years and passing two decades ago. I was struck by an interesting thought. Her generation lived through "The Great Depression" when young, but also experienced late in life our modern technological boom. While technology changed … Continue reading Faith in Your Kids
I'm in Washington for the CNU Transit Workshop this week. Every CNU event includes a local tour, to showcase some local site. This time we toured “The Wharf” development just south of L’Enfant Plaza; a few blocks east of Jefferson Mem, south of the Smithsonian, on the banks of the Potomac. It was guided by the … Continue reading CNU/DC – The Wharf Tour
My 60th Birthday was yesterday, and I was caught off guard by my pensive mood of somber self-reflection. I make no secret that during a major life event I like to pause with my hand on the doorknob, take a sentimental look back and a thoughtful look forward, think about the differences … before I … Continue reading Hallmark Cards & Bucket Lists
Depression plus ADD is a double whammy. My new treatment ...
Today I am zipping down to DC to catch the auto train south to Orlando tomorrow. The weather is perfect, and the traffic is light, the low hills along the Trenton river are breathtaking. Yet I sit here melancholy. The purpose of any solo motorcycle trip is to have extended time alone in your head; … Continue reading Racing Thoughts & Melancholy
The universe is smiling on me today. I had been doing crosswords and drinking decaf at steak & shake with my son. As I was donning my helmet to ride home, a beautiful young woman, stranger to me, had followed me out. "Scooterman?" She asked tentatively. She smiled broadly when I nodded and asked "How … Continue reading Old Friends, New Lives