Seize the Day

“Carpe diem!” Or in plain English, “seize the day!” Life is short and every moment is precious. Each time I hear Horace’s immortal phrase, I am infused with energy. It is in perfect harmony with Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy: “To...

My Friend Saves the Day

It’s hard to imagine that good grooming could almost ruin a record attempt, but it actually happened to me a few days ago! I was in the Dominican Republic on retreat with my meditation group and I decided to attempt the record for walking the fastest mile while...

A Record with a Peel

About 2 months ago, I got the inspiration to break the world record for the “orange nose push mile.” The record is for pushing an orange over a distance of one mile, with your nose! I actually held this record but, since nobody had broken it in a few...

An Adventure at the Beardsley Zoo

The word “adventure” conjures up images of the African Serengeti or the Amazon rainforest. I am fortunate to have had my share of such adventures: pogo stick jumping in Antarctica and juggling underwater with sharks in an aquarium in Malaysia, to name a...

The Cosmic Circle

For some people the hula hoop is a kid’s toy, while others have found it to be a great exercise tool to strengthen the abs, back and legs. I see the hula hoop as both of these things, and something more. For me the hula hoop has become a device I can use to...