Monthly Archives: September 2008

Mental Blocks

There is perhaps no scientific mystery more profound than the operation of the vast neural network we call the human brain. I was reminded of this yet again this morning by my mental processes during my walk, which ran counter … Continue reading

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Bad Day for Mouth Breathers

I actually walked twice today (more on that later), and the second time I was rather in a hurry, so perhaps I was walking more briskly than usual. In any case, I had picked up the pace enough to be … Continue reading

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Paving Paradise

The city where I live is a popular tourist destination, and this whole area is a favorite winter residence for “snowbirds,” mostly from the Midwest. Although the winter visitors tend to fill up the condos in Gulf Shores and Orange … Continue reading

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Walking Some, Not Thinking Much

Anyone who is still following this blog will have noticed I haven’t posted much lately. Partly that reflects the fact that I haven’t been walking as much (several rainy days), and partly it’s due to time pressure—too much other work … Continue reading

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Wall-climbing Squirrels

The other day when I was walking, I saw something I’d never seen before and almost couldn’t believe: a squirrel scurrying across the front face of a neighbor’s stucco house. When I told my husband, he was equally amazed, and … Continue reading

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Dotage

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had a birthday last week. Apparently it has made me not just older but actually a doddering idiot. I received a number of birthday cards. Given the uncertainty of the mails, the … Continue reading

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Aging and Relativity

Today I am nominally a year older. I don’t think I feel any older, but there are certainly times when I feel OLD! I hope I don’t look as old as I feel physically, but I’m pretty sure I look … Continue reading

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