Better Angels — I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!

Since starting real physical therapy this past Tuesday, and riding my Airdyne, I’ve finally been feeling that there really will be an end to this and again I will walk and sleep and cut grass and all the various things a person does every day without thinking about it. Still, I think for a long […]…Read more Better Angels — I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!

Pain

How do you handle pain in your life? I handle it with a bit of Ibuprofen, a bit of Tylenol, an occasional Norco and a lot of acceptance. On long hikes, I handle it with distraction. (Hiking naked is a great distraction. Gets the endorphins to really flow. YMMV.) There is so much to see,…Read more Pain

Fear, Death and Loving Life

The tortoise must stick his neck out to go anywhere. And any worthwhile journey is going to have dangers. I am going to die. I am at peace with that. Don't know when, don't know how. I do not fear death in any kind of anxious, chronic way. As long as life holds the promise…Read more Fear, Death and Loving Life

The Wild Child Grows Old

From a while ago....   I’m on a long solo hike. I’m naked - but the good part starts when I forget I’m naked - I just exist. It becomes the default state. If you are thinking "What a wonderful day to be nude!" you ain't there yet. The world shrinks to the sun on my back,…Read more The Wild Child Grows Old

Still more from the World Naked Bike Ride – LA 2017

This ride seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. The WNBR-LA is my most viewed blog post yet, by a wide margin. More photos are rolling in and some are too good not to share. There are all from the "LA World Naked Bike Ride" Facebook page where you will find the original photographer and…Read more Still more from the World Naked Bike Ride – LA 2017

On Ageing

It is rather sad, after all. One spends their life hearing about the virtues of delayed gratification. You can always do it later. That is usually coupled with something else the speaker thinks is much more important and that you should be doing for them, instead, right now. Your wants can wait, theirs can't. Parents, employers,…Read more On Ageing