March 2020

Daily RICHual #52: Medina’s Rule 1, Exercise

Exercise. In the beginning, we were hunters and gatherers. Researchers estimate that the average person from the Homo erectus group, over a million years ago moved 10 to 20 kilometers a day (6-12 miles). Scientists also believe that this was the time of the human brains most impressive development, man (the species, not the gender) was on the move.

Daily RICHual #51: A Week of “Brain Rules”

After a fresh reading of John Medina’s book, “Brain Rules,” I have pledged to treat my brain better. In my list of favorite books, I mentioned that Medina’s book could be the owner’s manual for the brain. Medina has 12 rules for your brain, and here’s what they are: 1.Exercise boosts brain power 2.The human brain evolves 3.Every brain is wired differently 4.We don’t pay attention to boring things 5.Repeat… Read More »Daily RICHual #51: A Week of “Brain Rules”

I Really Do Like Music, BUT…..

Maybe my senses cry out for solitude even more during this time of social distancing, a health-based focus and self-examination. Maybe I notice it when I’m in the silence of my home office. Then again, maybe it’s following me around (just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get me) and your experience is different. Maybe, like technology, it was invented by therapists to drum up more business (there’s some… Read More »I Really Do Like Music, BUT…..

Social Distancing? Books, Books, Books! My Top 20.

In this time of social distancing, some of us have taken to reading. SO, just in case you might need a recommendation or two (or more) here are my twenty favorite books of all time. This was tough, by the way,  because I like A LOT of books. Now, understand that I do not read mysteries, romance, sci-fi or most any fiction. I mostly read non-fiction/get better at what you do… Read More »Social Distancing? Books, Books, Books! My Top 20.

Daily RICHual #50: Social Distancing? My Favorite 20 books – 1-4

In this time of social distancing, some of us have taken to reading. SO, just in case you might need a recommendation or two (or more) here are my twenty favorite books of all time. This was tough because I like A LOT of books. Now, understand that I do not read mysteries, romance, sci-fi or most any fiction. I mostly read non-fiction/get better at what you do books.

Daily RICHual #49: Social Distancing? My Favorite 20 books – 5-8

In this time of social distancing, some of us have taken to reading. SO, just in case you might need a recommendation or two (or more) here are my twenty favorite books of all time. This was tough because I like A LOT of books. Now, understand that I do not read mysteries, romance, sci-fi or most any fiction. I mostly read non-fiction/get better at what you do books.

Daily RICHual #48: Social Distancing? My Favorite 20 books – 9-12

In this time of social distancing, some of us have taken to reading. SO, just in case you might need a recommendation or two (or more) here are my twenty favorite books of all time. This was tough because I like A LOT of books. Now, understand that I do not read mysteries, romance, sci-fi or most any fiction. I mostly read non-fiction/get better at what you do books.

Daily RICHual #47: Social Distancing? My Favorite 20 books – 13-16

In this time of social distancing, some of us have taken to reading. SO, just in case you might need a recommendation or two (or more) here are my twenty favorite books of all time. This was tough because I like A LOT of books. Now, understand that I do not read mysteries, romance, sci-fi or most any fiction. I mostly read non-fiction/get better at what you do books.

Daily RICHual #46: Social Distancing? My Favorite 20 books – 17-20

In this time of social distancing, some of us have taken to reading. SO, just in case you might need a recommendation or two (or more) here are my twenty favorite books of all time. This was tough because I like A LOT of books. Now, understand that I do not read mysteries, romance, sci-fi or most any fiction. I mostly read non-fiction/get better at what you do books.

Bored Running Update amid the pandemic…..

Kind of bored. Not like going out of my mind crazy bored, but mostly just bored. Not like sheltering in place bored, just bored. Bored like a guy who does this “be in the house” thing all the time when he isn’t traveling and teaching. You know, bored.I’m so bored in fact, that having crashed the 30 mile barrier this week, I wondered how badly this running year is going… Read More »Bored Running Update amid the pandemic…..