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Day 57 ocean swim

It’s becoming much easier to run. At first, two weeks back, the running was a labored, straining, gasping affair; stopping for breath at each empty lifeguard tower, and limping a bit after, muscle pain compounding my painful arthritis. One day, about a week ago, I made it all the way to the pier without stopping once, which really surprised me after it was done—not bad for a senior citizen, I thought. That was a milestone to be sure.

Now, I can run to the pier and back without a stop; except, that is, when I linger briefly to record my little video clips. Though until yesterday, my sight was always tunneled in at the pier, which I was using as a visual aid in pushing me on and straight. Yesterday though, I started speaking aloud and saying hi to the people I was passing, and looking around at the sights and neverminding my feet. My body had seemingly taken over, telling my mind “we got this” while leaving me to look and talk and smile and think.

Running on the beach now is becoming a bit like riding a clunky old train in Japan as it rocks and sways and glides along some old countryside tracks. I’ve got a nice seat with the window up and a seaside view with smells and sounds and sunsets even to enjoy. True, I may have become old, but even old things can keep on living until they are truly no longer alive.


The Good Life Meditation is my daily recitation and reminder of personal objectives and principles used in pursuit of a purposeful life in spite of a universe of seeming indifference. Learn more about The Good Life at my website or by reading my book Going Alone. And visit our Discord at:

OBJECTIVES: 1. Be Always Ready to Die 2. Make Good Use of Time and Resources 3. Develop Good and Sound Life Principles 4. Cultivate Good Emotional Reactions 5. Perform Good Actions 6. Recognize True Limits and Opportunity 7. One Thing Slowly

PRINCIPLES: 1. Principle of War 2. Principle of Reason 3. Homunculus 4. Anchorhold 5. Home of Good and Evil 6. Principle of Purpose 7. Atomic Principle 8. Principle of Nature 9. The Pirate Ride 10. Principle of Maturity 11. Social Principle

12. Principle of Family 13. Public Speaking 14. Temperance 15. Life Will Not Go Well 16. The Horror Show 17. That Which Must Be Borne 18. The Feast of Offal 19. Distraction 20. Agency and The Great Indifference 21. The Best Seat in the House 22. The Restless Man 23. The Path of Wildness 24. The Great Life Adventure 25. The Risk of Avoiding Risk 26. Sin and Damnation 27. Complete Oblivion 28. The Season of Philosophy

29. Scriptwriting 30. Bullseye Aim 31. The Uphill Climb 32. Arena and Utility 33. Nothing IS enough 34. The Principle of Fun


My name is Kurt Bell.

You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.

Be safe... But not too safe.

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