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Joshua earned a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, both at Columbia University, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate. He teaches and coaches leadership at Columbia, NYU, and privately. He has founded several companies, one operating globally since 1999, with a half-dozen patents to his name. He competed athletically at a national and world level.

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When were you last out of breath?

posted by Joshua on May 25, 2015 in Fitness, Nature
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When were you last out of breath?

Not just winded. I mean completely, thoroughly, can’t-speak-for-a-minute, can’t-think-straight out of breath?

Was getting there glorious? Painful? Fun?

In competitions, sprinters get there in ten seconds, though they recover fast. Kids do it a lot. Dogs seem to do it.

Did it happen to you because you were doing something fun? Playful?

Was it within the last week? Month? Year? Decade? Do you miss it?

Was it because you were out of shape and got winded climbing a flight of stairs? Do you never want to feel that way again?

I think playing or competing until you can’t do any more must rank with the most fun and rewarding activities you can do.

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Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: May I Lie to My Husband to Get Him to See a Doctor?

posted by Joshua on May 24, 2015 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment
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Continuing my series of alternative responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicists, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on others, here is my take on today’s post, ”May I Lie to My Husband to Get Him to See a Doctor?“ I believe my 86-year-old spouse is in the[…] Keep reading →

First half-marathon of the year

posted by Joshua on May 23, 2015 in Fitness, Habits, Nature
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New York City has a sunny, breezy, dry day in the sixties. Yet another perfect day for running. How could I resist. I’ve made a Memorial Day weekend tradition of my first long runs of the year to start the summer. Some details that make running fun The saltiness of the sweat mixed in the[…] Keep reading →