Monthly Archives: May 2017

You Have Wrinkles

For the first time in a long time I've been able to turn on my computer and have the pleasure of not being bombarded with insults from men on Match.com. I honestly didn't realize how much annoyance that had caused. This morning after I did my dizzy camel act (which rates as an hour of [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Never Ending Battle

  This past April, pro climber Sasha DiGuilian wrote a striking article for Outside Online about the battle that she, and athletes like her, constantly struggle with as they live in the dual worlds of their sports and the world of feminine ideals. On one hand, her body, honed to perfection to climb intensely difficult [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Do You Know Your Numbers?

Are you a jock? If you are, you probably LOVE numbers. Recently it's been all about Fitbit. Fitbit this, Fitbit that. I heard a program lately which pointed out that people who were using Fitbit were actually abusing them. To wit: "Wow, I've done this much? This means I can eat a Snickers bar!!!" The [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Your Grip Says a Lot About You

If you've noticed that your hands don't grip as well as they used to, join the club. A woman in her thirties might have a grip strength of around 70 lbs, but a woman in her eighties might have a grip strength of possibly 37 lbs. This strength portends far more than just how strong [...]

By | May 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

  Caroline (not her real name) is a seasoned world traveler. Mid-forties. A good researcher. She's been to many different countries. Knows her way around the world. Hotels, trains, planes, taxis, public transportation, museums, the arts. No problem. Caroline is competent. She is not, however, in any way, shape, or form, an adventurer. She's never [...]

By | May 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Erasing the Impossible

A week ago I placed a demand on my body that I hadn't in three decades. I asked it to run. Not a long distance. Perhaps a mile. A mile is a mile is a mile. But there are some places, like my Colorado neighborhood, where it's not. Because I live close to the foothills, [...]

By | May 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Living With a Warrior Woman

Yesterday I had a gut busting, lively talk with a Warrior Woman out of Washington State, a fellow adventure traveler, kayaker, skydiver, and uber sportswoman some twenty years younger. This woman, I'll call her Beth, has three boys who are about to head to college. She currently is the Director of Marketing for a South [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

For the Love of Australia

Years ago I had the pleasure, and I mean pleasure, of living and working in Oz, otherwise know as Australia. It was in the 1980s. I hitchhiked the entire country, bar a bit of the far far north, settled in Melbourne, and developed a small consulting business. I got to know the Aussies pretty well. [...]

By | May 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How are those New Year’s Resolutions Coming Along?

  By this time of year, it's been a long time since the well-intentioned New Year's Resolutions have fallen by the wayside for most of us. Younger folks are traditionally better at keeping them than those over fifty. In fact, those of us who are going gray make fewer, perhaps out of long, hard experience [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Get in Shape AND Make Money…Sort of

Last January I invested in a kickboxing tape out of a combination of dedication to rebuild my legs, which had been stripped of muscle from an illness the prior year, and a sudden onset of utter stupidity. The tape, which won all manner of awards the year it came out (2009) is done with great [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments