Dragon and lack of access



Dragon chillin’ on his hammock. No, actually, warmin’ on his hammock. What a stellar job was done with his terrarium. Deb sent me this photo and the two others on this page.

At some point, I noticed that I was somewhat hunched over. I probably thought it was part of aging (never said I was one of the brightest crayons in the box). Looking around I see a lot of hunched over seniors.
One day the physical therapist I was working with during my months of PT said, ‘Stand up straight’. The guy was pretty tough so I listened. That was all it took to click for me. I realized I was doing this to myself. I started being aware of my posture, holding my sternum up. It did, however, take some time for it to pretty much become a habit. Still slouch from time to time. Bummer.
Online I came across a couple of sites with exercises addressing the issue. This was the other part of the fix I needed.

Many seniors, possibly most, are out of shape, overweight, lacking in mobility, walk slow, have poor posture and look their age or older.
Other seniors look younger. Why is that? Look at the traits just mentioned. Those are not part of aging. A person does that to themself.
Yes, as with many things, there can be other factors involved. But more often than not, the problems stem from disuse, rather than aging.
Many have had major physical setbacks and work hard with their physical therapist. Those people tend to get a lot of what they lost back. The ball is in their court—and they pick it up. Maybe they realize this is their one and only shot at life and do not choose to live their last decades with one foot in the grave. Maybe they just like a challenge.
You can probably guess why I stopped voicing my thoughts on forums.

Still lovin’ the eating pattern of ‘Intermittent Fasting.’ My eating hours are 8:00 to 4:00. I have so much energy from giving my body 16 hours to rest and rebuild, and I no longer need a nap in the afternoon. It’s a keeper. Might try for 7.5 hours.


This is my favorite photo of Dragon. From time to time he gets the run of his 28’ class C. With all the items to check out, why Buddha?

Two weeks ago, I went to check out a 10 acre piece of land. Up in the mountains, wooded and isolated. What I’m looking for. The small city was only10 miles away and has a university branch, medical center, coffee houses and cafes—all the rest of what I’m looking for. Much better chance to come across people who listen to NPR and the like, to talk with.
There was one negative factor, however. As you know, during my years of hard-wall camping off the grid I drove up some very rocky, narrow roads. This forest road was 2 miles long with years of runoff damage. No way could I pull the Nash along it, even with its heavy duty, cambered off-road chassis. And the road ended before reaching the property. It was a no-go. Bummer. Still looking for Last Sands.



I know, I know, maybe three photos of the guy is too much. But. Deb said after Dragon was looking at Buddha for awhile, he moved forward and rested his head on Buddha’s shoulder. Stayed that way for about ten minutes. That gave me a smile. As it would, I imagine, to anyone who practices some form of meditation. Mine is zazen.

I had a totally unexpected surprise earlier this month. I received an email from a lady I knew from the past, 50 years in the past. What a treat.

Don’t know if the text, “This blog does not allow anonymous comments“ was always there or if it appeared after I recently transferred my domain name to Google. I guess one needs a Google account. Or maybe not.

I added a link to the ‘Table of Contents’ page below. If you have not visited the page, it’s worth a look. All page titles are listed, as well as some of my favorite photos from my years of hard-wall camping off-the-grid.

The ball is in your court. Pick it up.

January sixty minutes sixty years—1800 minutes
January Triple 18—upper: 2175; core: 1800; legs: 3730

One needs to be willing to change.
Just going along with the status quo, in one’s comfort zone,
can hold one back from progressing as a human being.


Table of Contents

RVwest article ‘Following a Free Spirit’

RVwest article ‘The Spaces Between the Places’

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