Singing and Counting Cadence

Singing and Counting Cadence

 I was often asked by interviewers whether the long torturous hours swimming in the ocean were tougher on the body or the mind. My answer was:  It starts with the body. If those shoulders are not trained, if the whole body (swimming, along with cross country skiing,...
The Human Talent: Walking

The Human Talent: Walking

We homo-sapiens have never been considered the primo specimens of physicality in the animal world. How to compare our strength and speed and agility—the attributes of athletes—to the superiority of the apes, the cheetahs, the blue whales? But there is one...
Walking: Badass Enough?

Walking: Badass Enough?

Ok, here comes the confession. When Bonnie and I finished the Cuba Swim, an undeniably bad-ass endeavor—not only the final achievement of 53 hours non-stop swimming from Cuba to Florida, but also the thirty-five years of pursuit, the four previous hellish attempts,...
Walking Brings Happiness

Walking Brings Happiness

We now know that movement in general—any type of movement—makes us feel better than sitting still. In many hospital settings where long-term care is needed, nurses tend to get their patients up and circling the halls, rather than let them sit or lie pretty much...
Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

  Evidently, the phrase we all know, Walk a Mile in My Shoes, probably was taken from a poem of 1895 by Mary T. Lathrap. Ms. Lathrap had written: “Walk a mile in his moccasins”, the poem further asking the reader to imagine things from another’s point of view. To...