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The “Swipe” culture

The “Swipe” culture

When I was growing up, the verb “swipe” meant to steal something. And maybe it still does in some remote way. Potentially, you can steal a heart or even some’s self-confidence, depending on the direction you swipe. It seems that we can get just about anything we want nowadays by clicking on an app. It’s…

By Rick July 1, 2022 0

Reflections on turning 75

Reflections on turning 75

The former American statesman Bernard Baruch once said, “To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” With that in mind, I refuse to be pessimistic or depressed about aging. I’m going to continue to soldier on with my life and adventures and not call it a day until the fat lady…

By Rick June 24, 2022 0

Your dash

Your dash

I recently re-read one of my favorite poems about life. Despite having read it many times, I confess that I didn’t give it much deep thought. It was a lovely poem, and that was that. But with my 75th birthday just two weeks away, re-reading it prompted me to reflect on my life (so far). “The…

By Rick June 11, 2022 0

Once upon a time in China – part two

Once upon a time in China – part two

After a reasonably short flight from Kunming, we arrived in the fantastic city of Guilin, which is situated on the beautiful Li River. Once we found a hotel, we set off for a day cruise down this spectacular river that winds its way through tens of thousands of karst mountains created by millions of years…

By Rick June 5, 2022 0

Harnessing the power of your mind

Harnessing the power of your mind

If you know me, have attended my talks, read my books or followed my blog, you’re familiar with my favorite quote: “You are what you believe you are!” I recently listened to the Huberman Lab Podcast featuring Dr. Alia Crum, a tenured professor of psychology at Stanford University and Founder and Director of the Stanford…

By Rick May 22, 2022 0

Super pill for soldiers

Super pill for soldiers

Real-life super soldiers might be coming faster than you think. Our on-screen superheroes might soon have competition from various militaries around the world. If you follow my blog, you know that I’m fascinated by human performance and anything that can enhance it. It seems there’s a powerful pill – one that can help our troops…

By Rick May 15, 2022 0

Hypocrisy, kleptocracy and energy

Hypocrisy, kleptocracy and energy

The hypocrisy of the kleptocracy that is Russia is mind-boggling. They are not alone, however (more on that toward the end of this post). But let’s examine Russia first. The children of the hypocrites that steer the Russian kleptocracy (Putin, his homies and oligarchs) range far and wide, enjoying all the luxury and glamor that…

By Rick May 1, 2022 0

Covid, Neanderthals and me

Covid, Neanderthals and me

I’m sure you’re wondering what the heck Neanderthals and Covid-19 have to do with each other. I’ll get to that in a minute, but first, I want to point out that I usually avoid writing about Covid-19 like the plague (pun intended). No matter what you write, you’re bound to piss off at least half…

By Rick April 27, 2022 4