Category Archives: Travel

Cabin Fever and the Value of Exercise on Long-Haul Flights

I didn’t experience my first really long plane flight until I was in my 50s. Until then, my longest trips had involved flying across the United States from coast to coast, or flying from the East Coast of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Postcard: Lilongwe

[In January 2018, I traveled with my family to Lilongwe, the Capital City of Malawi, to visit my daughter Joni, her husband Dennis, and their fifteen-month-old twins Noah and Abby. Up until May 2017, their family lived in Silver Springs, Maryland, … Continue reading

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Japan Journal: Notes of a Shy Traveler

“Churches and trains They all look the same to me now They shoot you some place While we ache to come home somehow” – Gregory Alan Isakov, Amsterdam

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Japan Journal: Race Day

Ojiyama Stadium, Otsu, Japan — Start of the Biwako Mainichi Marathon — March 5, 2017 In the audio, you can hear me say that 77 seconds (for the first 400) is “2:12:30 pace…” It is actually about 2:14:30 pace. This miscalculation had … Continue reading

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Japan Journal: Final Preparations

Elite athlete interviews prior to Saturday’s technical meeting for foreign athletes I suspect that some of my readers — those who have patiently endured my travelogue so far — have not been distracted, nor have they forgotten that the reason I … Continue reading

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Le Nord

I guess we’ve all had that odd experience of waking up from a vivid dream and for a few moments having no idea where we are. I sometimes have a similar experience in real life, too, when after sleepwalking through days … Continue reading

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