Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Monday, May 12, 2014

Running for Water

I live near the Great Lakes. I can get on a boat near my vacation home, head out onto Lake Huron and as far as the eye can see in every direction, there is nothing but fresh water. I am very fortunate.

Nearly 800 million people don't have access to clean drinking water and I've decided to do something about it.

For $50, a person can have clean drinking water for life.

I'm 56 years old and have never run more than 5 miles in my life. The last time I ran was when I was a teenager. Together with one of my daughters, I've signed up to run the International Half Marathon which is a part of the Free Press Marathon in Detroit on October 19th.

I've already logged dozens and dozens of miles. By the time of the half marathon, I will have logged about 500.

Please donate. Any amount is welcome. I can accept checks as well (you'll have to send me an email to get my address. Email Rick Matz (at)

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