Author Archives: Intrepid Explorer

About Intrepid Explorer

By writing we discover the world

A clearing after the storm

I can’t attribute it to any one thing, but perhaps a combination of circumstances. Less fast food after the crowd departed. Checking out Andrew Weill’s personalized vitamins. Substituting ice tea for diet coke. (Yes, I did find the tea maker). … Continue reading

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Why perfection is never easy

I wanted to bring ice tea to work to counteract the Diet Coke cravings.  Couldn’t find the pitcher to make some. I wanted to meditate to calm my mind for work.  My brain was so frazzled from above that I … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Coke I am Foregoing

List of ingredients:Coke, original formula [carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, caffeine] Caffeine content: 34 mg Diet coke [carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate (to protect taste), natural flavors, citric acid, … Continue reading

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The Plan of Action: Taking Stock

This blog will be about change.  I’m 69.  That’s old.  But I don’t feel old. And I want a ‘cliff’ ending. None of this languishing about in a nursing home, for years and years.Whether I live to be 70 or 103, I … Continue reading

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How to have the most mindful, meaningful Christmas ever!

Image by Randy Son Of Robert via Flickr I’ve done a few Christmases in my time, and the ones that stand out in my memory were the ones where people were happy and what was exchanged had meaning. Due to … Continue reading

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What we fear the most

I had to laugh at myself. I finished that long post on fear yesterday and carefully tapped danced around the ultimate fear, our fear of death. So if you will stay with me, I’d like to address that fear today. … Continue reading

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Our uneasy relationship with fear

A loud, jarring noise woke me. I couldn’t fit it into a known category, and the hair on the back of my neck start to rise. Was it a burglar in the night? Was my life in danger? My heart … Continue reading

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