Review: “A Walking Life,” by Antonia Malchik

You’re probably used to books about walking that address creative and spiritual transformations in those who have the privilege to walk unaccosted and unfettered in nature or the city. My friend Antonia Malchik’s book, “A Walking Life,“ which just came out from DaCapo Press, covers walking from a completely different perspective. Malchik’s book starts with…

On the Road Again

I’ve finally recovered from last year’s knee injury and am cycling outdoors again. Today was a great day. I rode my bike outdoors for the first time in over a year. Last March I had a hiking accident that resulted in a fractured patella and femur. It took 8-12 weeks just for the fracture to…

The Week from Hell

As you may have guessed, this past week wasn’t the greatest. I woke up on Thursday morning (which was supposed to be a swimming morning!) with the right side of my face completely swollen. I went to the Dr., he prescribed Advil and hot compresses and sent me home. Next morning the swelling was even…

Coming to Terms with the Past

Since I had my knee injury I’ve been sitting around pretty much doing nothing. I regularly ice my knee, and do loops around the house on my crutches to keep the blood flowing. I look out the windows at my garden (which I should be out planting!), and enjoy feeling the spring sun come through…