Culture | Exercise | Lifestyle

Pay Your Dues

“You have to assemble your life yourself – action by action.  And be satisfied if each one achieves it’s goal, as far as it can.” – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations I wrote an entire blog post alternating between English and French to practice my French.  But I relied heavily on Google Translate to accomplish the task,…

Exercise | Fitness | Walking

Miles of Crunch

The math adds up, mostly. When you walk 4.25 miles in one direction on a rail trail, you should get the same number coming back in the other direction. Except that I took a couple of detours on the walk north, exploring side paths that I’ve previously marched right by. This wasn’t a timed walk,…

Culture | Exercise | Habits | Learning | Personal Growth | Productivity | Reading | Writing

Doing Things That Matter

A little more than a year into my focus on daily habits, the overall the results are encouraging.  James Clear’s Atomic Habits poured gasoline on my focus on doing things that matter every day,  beginning with small things like reading more, writing every day and exercise.  It started with changing the routine when I got…

Exercise | Fitness | Seasons | Walking

Crunchy Meditation

There’s nothing like a long walk to sort things out and help you forget about the madness in the world.  Last week New Hampshire received a few inches of heavy, wet snow. Once walked upon, slushy snow becomes a clutter of footprints.  Let it freeze and that snow becomes a crunchy, treacherous mine field.  And…