Dear Reader, have you ever left your automobile in an inconvenient place and had to devise a clever plan in order to retrieve it?  That happened to me tonight.  My wife and I went to a dinner this evening.  After we got home, my wife put my son to bed, and I drove the nanny home.  As I drove home, I realized that we forgot to pick up my wife’s car on the way home.  She couldn’t go with me to pick it up tonight because she had to care for our son.  I couldn’t drive over and pick up the car by myself, because then I would have to get two cars home.  So I decided to walk over to pick up the car.  The weather was freezing, snow was falling, and the roads were slick.  I walked briskly about a mile on foot to pick up the car, and then I drove it home.  Our forgetfulness actually ended up being a pick me up, because it encouraged me to exercise.  I started exercising again last night on our treadmill, and it felt great.  Tonight I varied my routine by walking outside in the cold.  It felt great!  Tomorrow I’ll go back to using the treadmill…I hope.
 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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5 Comments

  1. Wade's Gravatar Wade
    February 7, 2006    

    I am surprised you haven’t commented on the Super Bowl yet…  🙂   Were you able to see the Super Bowl?

  2. Bob's Gravatar Bob
    February 8, 2006    

    Wade, he’s still in mourning over the Stealers victory.  When he takes off the black burqa in a few weeks, I predict a bitter flood of vitriol.

  3. Wade's Gravatar Wade
    February 8, 2006    

    Eventhough he is in Korea, he seems to write about things like the Super Bowl way before I do, and almost like the next day…  Yes, I too am in mourning over the Seahawks loss to the Steelers (my physical therapist said it should be "Stealers") and having mourned over the loss of family members, talking about it is the best therapy.  🙂

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    February 8, 2006    

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  5. Angeline's Gravatar Angeline
    February 8, 2006    

    Good for you!   Keep on running on the treadmill and you will be in a better shape and better health.

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