Category Archives: Hobbies

Not Shaolin material after all

Even long before I had a chance to catch up on DVD with the famous 1970s TV series Kung Fu, resilience tests intrigued me; be it trials for becoming a navy seal, an Israeli Air Force combat pilot, or a … Continue reading

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About happiness, wealth and time

Years ago, an old friend, who was a stockbroker, once told me that wealthy people are hardly ever happy with what they have. “How come?” I wondered. We were walking down Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. “Have you noticed that beggar … Continue reading

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Feeling like an a$$

Earlier today I was diving a reef off the island of Curacao, when I suddenly noticed a lion-fish. Though very pretty, this marine creature is not a native to the Caribbean. Having no natural predators it had caused much havoc … Continue reading

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That first dive

Bless me Poseidon, for I have sinned. It has been well over a year since my last dive. Back in the water. That first virgin dive, that first breath of compressed air, the first sighting of a reef and its … Continue reading

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That hefty stack of nightstand books

I have a large pile of books by my bedside. Looking at it earlier today, it occurred to me that there is a rule by which those books have accumulated. It is somewhat similar to the principle by which one … Continue reading

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