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December was a difficult month, which actually was probably a good thing. First I had to deal with jet-lag after a down-and-back trip to Canberra, Australia. Then I kept trying to run 200s and 400s at my desired 800 meter race time, which left me further exhausted. After that, most of my running was easy, and the few intervals I did were at a slower pace. And I had a lot more rest days because I paid attention to my fatigue and only walked, golfed, or rested when I didn’t feel up to running.
Now it is January, and I feel more rested. In fact, this week I have felt the strongest in months. I was able to handle a long run, and then an interval workout in 2 consecutive days. I am hoping I can build slowly, but steadily in the coming months.
I have also been thinking about my next novel. I have been quite disturbed by world-wide terrorism, murder, bigotry and greed, and I have been trying to understand the root cause. I think about poverty, drugs and alcohol, insanity, lack of education, being spoiled, sexual drive, and myriads of other circumstances contributing to the chaos in the world.
When I was doing my prayers and meditations this week, I had an epiphany that all of these heinous acts and states of being have to do with power. Or more specifically, the lack of power. I want to investigate further. How does one gain power in healthy ways? Is the best power external or internal? Is win-win really possible?
I have dabbled in this area in my thriller, Slaves On Horseback, and my children stories, particularly Mr. Wugidgem and the Faces of Freedom. I have been podcasting the first 2 Episodes on iTunes, and I am including the link to the third Episode just below. For those of you who have listened to the first 2 Episodes already, today we will March for Freedom in Maracaibo with Debby, Michael, their mother and Mr. Wugidgem:
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