Spring at Last

Spring at Last

First real signs of spring in the garden.
2015 Philly Flower Show: Movie Fantasy

2015 Philly Flower Show: Movie Fantasy

I attended the Philadelphia Flower Show on March 6, 2015. This year’s theme was about the movies, specifically Disney/Pixar movies from which several exhibits took inspiration. I enjoyed the show immensely and felt the quality of the displays were much improved from last year. One thing I have noticed the last couple of years is […]
The ultimate obsession: aging better

The ultimate obsession: aging better

Inspirational fitness stories come in all shapes, sizes and ages. Bruce Grierson’s book What Makes Olga Run? is about a track star in her 90s. The book was published earlier this year, and Olga ended up dying in June at the age of 95, but it is one of the most inspiring stories I have […]
anger

anger

 Anger is: provocation, human, release, riled, fury, annoyance, healthy, indignant, creative, destructive, pique, alarm, necessary. Anger is viewed by our culture as primarily a negative thing, and as such we try to avoid it and shame it out of existence. The trouble is, anger exists and serves a purpose in the overall scheme of the […]
Balance Pleasure and Structure? Ancient Epicurean solution

Balance Pleasure and Structure? Ancient Epicurean solution

Epicureanism is a ubiquitous term, and yet I include myself in the presumable majority with little to no prior understanding of what it actually stands for. So it was interesting to find a book about epicureanism as an ancient set of ideas on how to live that can be applied to contemporary life and that […]
Thyroid Cancer Adventure

Thyroid Cancer Adventure

Early this year I noticed a lump in my neck while shaving; it didn’t hurt, and didn’t cause any problems so I did what I do best- I ignored it. As time went on, I realized  I probably should have it looked at, and even started to make the connection that my occasional swallowing issues […]
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