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Fighting fatigue

Published on January 16, 2013 in Life, Running, Writing

I have learned this month that writing and running are teaching me some of the same lessons in my life. I signed up for my first half marathon a few years ago because I needed a motivational boost to get physically fit. I find that

 
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Heroes fall, but grace remains

It seems Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace finally hit bottom this week. Nothing about this week’s news comes as a surprise, not even the fact that Armstrong would choose a platform like Oprah Winfrey’s show to make his confession. No, for most of us the

 
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The Day the King Said “Aloha”

Published on January 14, 2013 in Life

Today is the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ Aloha from Hawai’i concert. Here is my gift to you: Let me say that I completely appreciate Elvis’ place in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll and American culture. I just can’t say that I am a big

 
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Sometimes, getting there is more than half the fun

Published on January 13, 2013 in Life

Yesterday’s post got me thinking. I realized I did have an grand adventure to write about. When my family traveled to the Marine Corps Marathon, we decided to take a road trip to get from Shreveport to Washington, D.C. We had thought about taking the

 
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Have stories, will travel

I can relate to this guy:   I have wanted to write since I was a kid. I remember thinking there were four people I wanted to be when I grew up: Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, Steven Spielberg and Ben Bradlee. OK, there was a

 
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What my soles taught be about soul

One of the things I have learned running is that looks really can be deceiving. My running buddy Jamie sold me my second pair of running shoes. When she looked at the soles of my first pair, she said “Your shoes show perfect wear.” She

 
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The best laid plans…

Published on January 10, 2013 in Leadership, Life

It wasn’t the night I expected it would be. Melissa had a meeting after work tonight. My plan was to get home early, fix some supper for Hadley and me, get some writing in and call it a night early. I’ve been burning a lot

 
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Three strikes, and they’re all out

Published on January 9, 2013 in Baseball

Imagine a political election where no one received enough votes to take office. Some would call that a victory for all Americans. That’s what happened at the Baseball Hall of Fame today. And some are calling it a victory for all Americans. Well, it’s a

 
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You really can’t judge a book by its cover anymore

Published on January 8, 2013 in Books, Life, Writing

I love books. My mom might tell you my relationship with books got off to a rocky start. The way she tells it, I would read a page and then, assuming I was done with it I suppose, I would tear it out of the

 
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Up for the challenge

I took about six weeks off from running shortly after completing my marathon. I was nursing a little tendinitis in my left ankle. I haven’t suffered a serious injury running yet, and I would like to keep it that way. Coincidentally, I took six weeks

 
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