This was destined to happen: the one-minute fitness fix for busy people. Three times a week. It has the science to back it! And yes, there is a little catch.
“I can never forgive him.”
Haven’t we all said this at some point in our lives? I have. I am not talking about being mugged or assaulted by a stranger—I’m referring to being wronged by a friend or relative—someone from our inner circle, someone we trust, someone we love. Next thing, we cut them from our lives—break contact, stop visiting, and withdraw.
One of the strongest and most profound words in any language. Able to stand as a single word in its own right. Stand bold and fearless. Mother: the embodiment of feminine, of love, of compassion, of resilience and of strength.
It would be arrogant to claim one can discover the soul of a city in three days. Less so London.
Rather, take bite sizes of the metropolitan, don’t try to see everything or go everywhere. Less can be more.
You are dead wrong if you think only old people get dementia.
By the time you finish reading this article, at least 120 people will have developed the disease, (five of them in the US), since every 3 seconds, someone in the world gets dementia.
We crave it. The urge to belong. To be accepted. I’ll do anything, we say—literally anything, to proof to the world that I matter. That I’m not insignificant, not a failure, a non-achiever—a nobody.
“I’m somebody of value!” You cry.
Reading, writing and arithmetic.
The three R’s: the basics of education. It was believed if you teach people to read, to write and to calculate, they’ll become civilized. They will be able to rise above insignificance, be good workers, become good citizens. If it only was that simple.
It caught everybody by surprise: the snow.
Even the birds were caught off guard on April 1st. And they always know—the Canada geese. When you hear their first honk-honk in late winter, even with snow on the ground, and never mind what the groundhog had to say, it means one thing: spring is on its way. I encountered this pair of geese a few days ago, and followed them down a little path, wondering whether I was wasting my time.
This was bound to happen. Nobody cares.
It isn’t breaking news, not with us heading into the second quarter of 2016. Look around you. Watch the news. Politicians make empty promises, even blatant lies, spewing contempt at their followers and get applauded; knowing they won’t be held accountable. Investors and financial institutions in the West and autocratic leaders in the Third World plunder their countries’ economies (time and again) and they walk away unscathed, and are even rewarded.
Mr. Don Pellmann, who had turned 100 in August 2015, set five world records a month later. He became the world’s fastest centenarian. He ran the 100-meter dash in under 27 seconds at the San Diego masters Olympics, shaving three seconds off the previous record by the now 105-year old Hidekichi Miyazaki.
It was a blistering hot day (37 Celsius) and Mr. Pellmann expressed disappointment with his performance of the day: he had apparently “botched” the pole vault event, in spite of his five records. He was unsuccessful to clear the pole in the three tries allowed. “I thought I was in better shape,” he lamented.