Giving back

Remember that big trophy case in your high school? You know the one; it houses all the awards from sports and band and club competitions. It's filled with statuettes and plaques and medals and team photos, and you always stop to look at it when you go back for a visit. Heck, my daughter's school... Continue Reading →

Kicking the tires

My kids and I pack a lot into our days. With work, school, practices, rehearsals, committees, and social lives tugging us in different directions, we sometimes have to get creative in order to spend time with each other. That's how I came up with the idea of having my kids tag along on my runs--on... Continue Reading →

Not my day

No one wants to talk (or write) about a bad race, least of all me. In fact, I've been trying hard to put my dismal performance at Saturday's Indy Mini out of my mind ever since I crossed the finish line. Alas, something in my psyche just won't let me bury it until I 'fess... Continue Reading →

Thunder and birdsong

Booming thunder woke me this morning, punctuated by sharp cracks and the rapid-firing report of driving rain. It seemed a fitting follow-up to the previous day's explosions at the Boston Marathon. In the middle of nature's protest, I heard something else. Sheltered by a canopy of budding leaves, a cardinal sat in the tree outside... Continue Reading →

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