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The Road to Recovery

Published on June 2, 2016 in Featured, Health, Life, Running

I stood there for I don’t know how long, staring at the front door of my own house. My shrimping boots had given up days before, but that didn’t matter as the rising lake water engulfed me and our home. My body was numb. My

 
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Creativity finds a new home

The headlines from Hollywood these days sound like a broken record. ‘The Greatest American Hero’ Gets Fox Remake With Phil Lord & Chris Miller A gender-flipped ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ won’t solve Hollywood’s sexism problem There’s an all-female Ghostbusters – how about a male Thelma and Louise? It’s not

 
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Learning the Xs and Os of life

Published on November 15, 2015 in Featured, Life

Hadley and I walked into the crowded diner and found our way to a table in the middle of the room late Saturday morning. Hadley had just come off the field after playing his best football game of the season in the Souper Bowl. Now

 
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Upon further review

Published on October 11, 2015 in Featured, Life

Football… When the men of the NFL play the game, it is strategy and skill colliding violently on the field of battle — a sort of human game of chess. It’s technical aerial assaults supported by a crushing ground attack. Whichever team wins the battle

 
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Resolve will carry you through

Published on January 6, 2014 in Featured, Life, Running

Sports have long been used as metaphors for life. Truth is, participating in sports really can teach a lot of truths that apply in every facet of life. Take my son and his first season of T-Ball, for example. Hadley was so excited to start

 
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New Year’s Revolution

Published on January 2, 2014 in Health, Life, Running

For 2014, I chose a new way to start New Year’s Day. I ran the Black-Eyed Pea run. It’s a long-standing tradition for a lot of the runners here. But I never have participated. I guess this year I just wanted to do something a

 
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Running for Steve

Published on October 24, 2013 in Life, Running

The sky was that perfect shade of blue. Just enough wispy clouds lingered to paint the pink, red and orange of sunset across the horizon. The trees, just starting to take on the colors of fall, were reflected in the still waters of the Red

 
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If it runs like a duck…

I stepped outside yesterday and was greeted by the first rays of sunlight, a beautiful sky and crisp morning air. I said it was going to be a great day for a run. Down on the riverfront, a frigid breeze chilled me to the bones.

 
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A season of transitions

Change is in the air. There is no denying it. Here in north Louisiana, the temperatures and humidity have slipped out of the triple digits and settled in the 90s. And if you put your ear to the ground, that sound you will hear is

 
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Get off that treadmill and into the game

Published on June 27, 2013 in Featured, Life, Love, Running

The treadmill sits in the corner these days, collecting more dust than it does miles. When I first started running, that ol’ treadmill felt like my best friend. I was 39 years old. I had done a few things in my life, but running never

 
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