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For some time I (Carl) have been collecting and developing info and tools related to exercise, especially swimming. My knee collapse on July 23 and surgery on August 4 has changed the perspective. The work used to be mainstream but personalized but now it focusses on healing and life hopes and intentions after injury and it includes reexamination of personal identity and life purpose. I will describe this more soon. Meanwhile, the first link below is David Brooks editorial in the August 30 New York Times which I found very thought provoking when it was reprinted in the Sept 2 Palm Beach Post. It reminded me greatly of the work of Viktor Frankl who perceived the immense importance of "meaning" while he was a prisoner in Auschwitz during WWII. He later wrote a book called "Man's Search for Meaning". According to a survey conducted by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Library of Congress, Man's Search For Meaning belongs to a list of "the ten most influential books in the United States." At the time of the author's death in 1997, the book had sold over 10 million copies and had been translated into 24 languages. This and C.S.Lewis's book "Mere Christianity" are the most important books I have ever read and they have shaped my consciousness.

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