It’s been over a month since I last posted. I “broke the chain” of continuous writing–beginning with a trip to Japan to visit my son–and another three weeks passed as I made futile efforts to “catch up.” But here I am again.

In the interim, I completed three years of daily exercise…at least five minutes, but as much as 20. And that doesn’t count all the tennis I am playing. This week alone I am scheduled to play four straight days…and this following a day in which I played squash for an hour as well.

But I admit that I feel like I am losing muscle tone anyway, especially in my arms and upper body. A sign of aging, or doing abs exercises, or the rowing machine for my legs.

I also have aches in my joints, and I worry that I may have picked up Lyme disease from a tick I removed a couple of days before I left for the Orient. So much to deal with sometimes.

I have had lots of good stories to write about…just too lazy or distracted or jet lagged for a while. Let’s see if I can now amuse you with stimulating tales in the days ahead…