Wednesday, August 4, 2021

I’m Wearing Cycling Clothes, In Case You Were Wondering

One of the benefits about being bald is that when I’m wearing Lycra no one would confuse me as a musician in a hair-metal band.

This really isn’t a legitimate fear, but when I look at all the Olympic uniforms such could be a genuine concern for others.

I’m just trying to keep the peace.

You’re welcome!

 

Monday, August 2, 2021

Small Victory


While waiting for a medical appointment I turned off the television which played Fox News. Not sure I can claim to be a hardcore activist as no one else was in the room. 



Saturday, July 31, 2021

Things I Am Grateful For


I am grateful for not owning this laser hair regrowth therapy cap. It would be embarrassing to walk around with multiple laser burns on my scalp. 

Stoke!



Monday, July 26, 2021

Speed, Power, Flow


These three words are the criteria for which surfers are judged when they ride a competitive wave at the Olympics.

I like them. I also like the philosophy. Maybe speed and power are less subjective, but the notion that judges are rendering opinions about flow makes me mentally whoop with joy.

When I read the judging criteria, I had a flash of recognition as I review my own activities in a similar fashion. It’s not about going the fastest, or doing the most, there’s a je ne sais quoi to flow, or style, vibes, or whatever, that can bring an experience up or down. It’s the invisible, crucial element to a ski run, cooking a tasty meal, doing the grocery shopping.

Life is to be lived.

Stoke!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Intifada


Feeling a bit restless on the weekend so I wrote an op-ed.

It’s exciting to think that a maker of fancy ice cream can move the needle for one of the world’s intractable problems. Here is the link:

https://medium.com/@wackotter42/ben-jerrys-ice-cream-intifada-bd0c3ddf0160

#BenAndJerrys #PeaceLoveAndIceCream #IceCreamIntifada #EndTheOccupation