Bobsled: Last Great Ride of the Season

The last great ride of the season. Mountain biking is my favorite method of meditation. If I had video, you’d probably wonder how anyone could really meditate while going that fast around the variety of obstacles and challenges: trees, boulders, mud… …natural and man-made ramps… …and abandoned cars. How does someone meditate in the face […]

The Frisson of Fright

Halloween is a fun time to make things more mystical, spiritual, even more thrilling. There’s a word from French which has become lost from our vocabularies. The idea the word represents has become less lost, but still under-appreciated. The word is frisson. Our worldwide culture craves the frisson of fright, though we’ve forgotten how to […]

Balance for Health

It has been said before (meaning I’m not the first to say), “People with good balance tend to be healthier than those with poor balance.” This could be one of those epidemiological controversies. You have to ask yourself, “Are the people healthy because they have good balance, or do people have good balance because they […]

End of Summer

It always happens. The cycle repeats. Times change. Seasons come and go. We might wish we could slow it down, or even bring it all to a standstill. We wish we could make the summer stretch on indefinitely. But then… …well, not everyone can live on the equator. Could you imagine trying to smash all […]