Life in Rural Thailand

Water buffalo are filing two-by-two along the country two-lane road. A small woman with a stick is beckoning them. Trees sway gently in the warm breeze under a cloudy sky. A family of four rides by on a motorcycle. In the distance, a man is in a one-acre rice field planting seed. Egrets fly by  … Read More

Attitude is everything.

Attitude is everything. You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying. What exactly does it mean? Make the best of every situation. Things are never as bad as we think. Of course, we are inundated during this political season with candidates telling us how bad we have it. Do we really have it that bad? We live in  … Read More

“You are only as old as you feel?”

  How many times have you heard the well-worn cliche, “You are only as old as you feel?” What does it actually mean? To me it means that one battles age issues by battling inactivity. Good health is more important than anything else in our lives. There is not one formula for living a healthy  … Read More

Be A Doer

Tis’ the season of the resolutionist. You know who they are, and perhaps you are one of them. They are folks of all types with the best of intentions. This is the year when they are going to start a running program, or some type of exercise program to get in shape. They are at  … Read More

Are you Marathon-Ready?

This is marathon season for many. That means getting miles in and maintaining good health. Training properly means different things to different people. I have known runners who put in 140-mile training weeks. But that is the exception rather than the rule. I have known others who followed programs that said 30 miles weekly is  … Read More

Summer Running

It is not for the faint of heart. Obviously, hydration is important. But there are some other things to remember and there are several no-nos that I see when running. I don’t claim to be an expert but I have been running daily for more than 30 years and I have learned what to avoid.  … Read More