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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I manage more than 20,000 steps every day. Part 1.

Saturday, September 07, 2013      31 comments

Those of you who follow my daily status reports know that since the beginning of summer I have walked more than 20,000 steps (10 miles) every day, with a high of 40,333 steps ... Read more

Another photo from India

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      14 comments

The Brahma Kamala (Saussurea obvallata). The flower is huge (about the size of a big cantaloupe). It only blooms once, at night. The next day it is gone.... Read more

Photo from this summer in India

Sunday, September 01, 2013      13 comments

Hampi is a U.N. World Heritage site. It was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire founded around 1300 A.D. that managed to hold northern invaders at bay for two and a hal... Read more

Another reason to lose weight the old-fashioned way!!!

Friday, August 30, 2013      16 comments

Some of you may know that I'm an advocate of permanent changes in diet, exercise and lifestyle, as well as a "slow-and-steady" approach, to lose weight and keep it off. As part of my research for the course I teach (Food, Hunger and Obesity: fr... Read more

Don't let your goals become the enemy of your success

Sunday, August 11, 2013      17 comments

(This is an open letter from TaiChiDancer to himself) Dear TaiChiDancer, Hey T.C.D., it's me, TaiChiDancer. Listen, I know I haven't always been your best friend, but I've got your back now and I have something important to say to you... Read more

Binge Eating

Friday, August 09, 2013      14 comments

Have you seen those “I lost weight” success stories on the Huffington Post? I’ve been reading a lot of them lately and drawing inspiration from peoples’ stories. But I’ve noticed many people saying things along the lines of “I used to eat an en... Read more

Mongoose on the garden path

Wednesday, July 31, 2013      7 comments

In my status updates I keep mentioning seeing peacocks and mongeese (mongooses?). It is almost a daily occurence. I know you have seen peacocks before, but here is a pict... Read more

Whatever happened to ... update on my New Year's Resolution

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      15 comments

You will recall that last New Year's Eve I made the resolution to walk 10,000 steps/day for all of 2012. I quickly (after having pneumonia in mid-January) realized that AVERAGING 10,000 steps/day was a lot more realistic that an absolute requir... Read more

Steps, steps, and more steps

Saturday, September 01, 2012      15 comments

Time to check in on my New Year's Resolution. It has turned out to have been a good choice: committing to averaging 10,000 steps a day has forced me to make a big change in my behavior and to be consistent about it over a long period of time. ... Read more

Better late than never party

Monday, August 27, 2012      18 comments

Olya and I eloped in January of 2011. The wedding took all of 15 minutes and was performed by an 86 year old justice of the peace in the lobby of the Keene City Hall. Now a year and a half later we had a party to celebrate the marriage and how... Read more

Last photos from the Peterhof (3 of 3)

Friday, August 24, 2012      12 comments

The gardens go on and on. Endless fountains, countless statues. Here are a few more photos I took that day. Read more

Photos from the Peterhof (2 of 3)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      12 comments

Here are some photos of the lower gardens at the Peterhof. Please see my earlier blogs for other photos of our Russian trip. One Spark related comment: this is a great place to walk. My wife and I walked over 12 miles this day. Read more

Photos from the Peterhof (1 of 3)

Monday, August 20, 2012      17 comments

Thanks to all who have expressed appreciation at seeing our Russian vacation photos. In response to a previous blog, I was asked if I saw the Amber Room. It turns out that the Amber Room wasn't in one of the palaces I saw (these Tsars had more... Read more

Photos of the Hermitage (Part 2 of 2)

Sunday, August 19, 2012      13 comments

Let's make today a good day, SparkFriends. Here's some more photos from the recent trip to Russia: ... Read more

Photos from the Hermitage (Part 1 of 2)

Saturday, August 18, 2012      15 comments

It is hard to capture the scale of the Hermitage. There are over 300 (THREE HUNDRED!) rooms, the ceilings are 40 to 50 feet high, the stuff that looks like gold really is gold, and all the floors and doors are inlaid wood of amazing craftsmansh... Read more


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