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It Has Nothing To Do With Age provides self-help principles. The inspirational stories give concrete illustrations of overcoming many of life's challenges. Difficulties pertaining to depression, grief, divorce, and death are presented and worked through by the participants. Physical impairments, injuries, overcoming issues with weight, alcohol, and nicotine are also dealt with and resolved by the athletes.

This book provides a model on how to overcome some of the difficulties that confront all of us . Further, this read sheds a beacon of light on preventive measures for good physical and mental health. Research demonstrates that exercise is an important component in treating such ailments and debilitating illness such as depression, stroke, heart disease, brain or cognitive malfunction,and Alzheimer's disease.

I suggest that proper exercise can be used as a preventive measure for psychological, cognitive, and physical health as well. Follow my prescription and lead a better, more fulfilling, and healthier life.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Jack Sholl , US Constitution,Tim Twietmeyer,American Graffiti and Run on the Sly

"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."
– James Bryant Conant


Last Thursday , Tony and I had Jack Sholl  as our special guest on our TV show “It Has Nothing to Do with Age or Gender. Jack is a special friend that I met while writing my book “It Has Nothing to Do with Age.” In fact, I devoted . Chapter 14 to this phenomenal person. Because I knew him, that made our interview, much more special. This 88-year-old man has tremendous stories that go all the way from childhood to present. Neither a one hour TV show , nor one chapter tells his story. However, it does give the viewer and reader a glimpse. A biography or an autobiography would be more fitting.

Linda and I had dinner with Jack and Joan after the show and then we were fortunate enough to have them stay with us that evening. Of course, the more time I spend with him, the more I learn about his life and his tales. Since I like football, he had great stories about him and Hugh McElhenny, Johnny Unitas, Art Donovan, Don Heinrich and other former football greats. We also  had a conversation about Reggie Jackson, since Jack was friends with Reggie’s father. I told Jack that he’s going to have to return to appear on  another TV show.


Jack presented material about William Penn, the founding fathers , the US Constitution, and the Liberty Bell. He has a wealth of information and makes a great teacher. In fact, he does give  presentations at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Watch our show, go to Philadelphia and learn more about our country’s  creation of independence. This Son of the American Revolution past president can teach us a thing or two. Don’t forget, he is also a champion  sculler. Jack, keep the stories going. I hope you get to see the A’s this weekend.

On Sunday, Tony and I ran “Run on the Sly.” This was a 20 mile run, up and down the mountain, and around the lake. Prior to the start, Tim Twietmeyer the winner of last year’s run said “this is a fun run.” Sorry Tim, the last 5 miles were not fun  for me nor for Tony as far as that matter goes. There was more pain and smoke than fun’. I’ll bet he had more fun on the run , than we did. However, we probably had more fun than Tim after the race. We went to Mel’s diner in Placerville for our ice cream treat. That sure was fun and good. If you remember the movie American Graffiti you know about Mel’s ?

Remember to keep moving, laughing, smiling and deep breathing. I must admit that during last 5 miles of the race, wasn’t laughing much but I did come in ahead of my competition. All in all, I was the first oldest and actually finished second in my age group.



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