This morning I went for a walk around the lake just nearby, something I do now almost every day. I used to be a jogger, but I just can't run anymore. My knees start to hurt, or my feet, or my back. I've never much liked walking, but now I do. I love it! I bicycle up to the lake, put on my ipod with all my new music, stretch a bit, and start walking. I walk six times around the lake, which is about three miles. It works.
I then came home, sat down at my computer, and started to write a book, a book I have wanted to write for a long time. A few years ago I wrote one book – a novel – about living in Kathmandu in 1981. This will be my second.
Late afternoon I got back on my bike and headed over to Leelawadee Gardens to have a beer with friends. Suddenly I realized that it's June 21. Summer Solstice.