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"To stay our minds on"

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      2 comments

I don't know if you've read Frost's poem : Choose Something Like a Star? You can find it here:
/longa//poems/rf-star.htm We sang this in choir in high school and the lines that have stayed with m... Read more

Lessons learned

Friday, October 09, 2015      2 comments

Things I learned on my 25K trail run that it's taken a few days to get straight. Life is a trail run. Just when you think you've found your pace, things get rocky or root-y or steep, and you have to change your pace to meet the new c... Read more


Sunday, September 20, 2015      3 comments

I need to stand up, get dressed and run a nice little half-marathon distance. I don’t really want to do this today. I ran a 5k race yesterday. I am going to the movies later this morning. I have to stop by and see my mom at the physical rehab ... Read more

Asleep at the Wheel

Saturday, September 13, 2014      1 comments

Music is one of my greatest loves in life. When people ask whatís the best thing about living now, my answer is always ďthat I can have music at the touch of a button.Ē Think about that. Think about the days when you either had to make music you... Read more

Scientific-ish study

Friday, May 23, 2014      2 comments

Okay, so Iíve had a bit of a zeitgeist here. Iíve read the information. Iíve understood the information, I just didnít put 2 and 2 together. I have been part of a Biggest Loser type competition at work off & on for the past year. (The compe... Read more

Reflecting on Boston

Tuesday, April 22, 2014      3 comments

Everyone, runners and non-runners alike, everyone knows what the 2014 Boston Marathon meant. It meant redemption. It meant strength. It meant purging demons. It showed us all what can be done if you want something badly enough. It showed us that... Read more

Because I can

Monday, April 14, 2014      4 comments

This isn't really my blog today. This was written and posted to Facebook by my daughter. If you would like to see the article she mentions, you may find it here :
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Using your head

Friday, February 21, 2014      6 comments

In Tai Chi we teach that we "Use the yi, not the li" which means to use your head, and not to react to things with brute strength, or without thought. In commenting on someoneís page today that thought came to mind, and it makes me think a... Read more

The Nature of Habit

Saturday, February 01, 2014      3 comments

What is it they say? If you can do something for 28 days it becomes a habit? Last year I decided to create a Gratitude Jar. (You can read about that here if you want)
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Starting over

Tuesday, January 07, 2014      5 comments

Iíve been sliding. Slip-sliding away. In the back of my mind is the thought : Iíve done it before, I know what to do, I can do it again, and yet I am not doing it. I have gained back at least 16 pounds, and after this holiday Iím sure itís ... Read more

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013      3 comments

This blog was meant to be a kind of reflection of the new year with an added tribute to John Denver and all he means to me on what would have been his 70th birthday, but it turned into something else, so I've had to come back and look at this ag... Read more

Remembering what to remember

Friday, September 20, 2013      9 comments

ďMemory lives longer than what it remembers.Ē This quote from Lloyd Alexanderís Prydain Cycle is stuck in my head. The entire work has been stuck in my head lately, but this quote may as well be lit with neon and hung right behind my eyes.... Read more

Understanding choices

Sunday, September 15, 2013      8 comments

Iíve been thinking a lot about choices lately. Iíve been reading that our lives are what they are because of the choices we make and while I want to shake my head and shout, Ďno! no! no!í the fact is, itís true. We make certain choices fo... Read more

Summer's Bounty (with pics)

Saturday, September 07, 2013      5 comments

My garden has been amazing this year! We had a cool first half of the summer, and of course our lovely (NOT!) flood. The heavy rain did in most of the watermelons, but t... Read more

Feeling Pensive

Sunday, September 01, 2013      5 comments

And so it begins. The march into Fall. The black walnuts begin the parade as always, dropping their leaves as quickly as they gained them in the Spring. How odd, though, to see the ground littered with brown bodies when the temperature is ... Read more

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