Hemingway wrote that there's a world of difference between stalking a lion on foot than in a car. That's why I was intrigued when I heard about life coach Richard Leider's walking safaris in Tanzania. Unlike Hemingway, however, Leider isn't interested in downing lions, but in showing people how to hunt the big game within themselves.
When I hear financial pundits counsel unemployed people over 50 to start a business if they can't find a job, I think of the last time I tried to go entrepreneurial. This was not an experience for the faint of heart.
I live in a city where it's still O.K. to look dowdy, especially if you're a man. In fact, you can go places in Washington with a good head of grey hair and the Brooks Brothers sport jacket you wore in high school. Sometimes, if you also have a boyish glint in your eye, you can even get the top job in town (see: Clinton, William Jefferson).
You probably remember the scene. Alvy Singer, played by Woody Allen, is obsessing about the fact that his new girlfriend, Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), doesn't like to have sex without smoking a joint first. So he goes for a walk and interrogates strangers about their sex lives, including a nebbishy-looking old man.
It was a funny wedding. Several guests got locked in the bathroom. My brother-in-law picked a fight with the wedding manager. And while we were getting ready to leave, someone made off with the leftovers, including a whole 10 lb. salmon, roasted with dill sauce.
Ever since I was a kid, I've been building my bucket list. It sounds weird, but it's true. I remember in the sixth grade creating a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish in life.
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