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My First Marathon: Richmond 2015

It was the best of days, it was the worst of days… Actually, just take out that “worst” part.  Even though there were times when I felt miserable, it was an amazing experience and a wonderful day. My friend Sarah … Continue reading

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The Last Two Months, in Seven Quick Takes; Plus, a Brief History of My Blogging Life

If you’re reading this, thank you!  Hardly anybody does.  Mostly it’s my friends who see my posts on Facebook. When I started a blog back in 2009, it was mostly so I would have a place to write down my … Continue reading

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Get Thee to Church! St. Benedict Parish, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

A few years ago I started a tradition of taking photos of the churches we visit when we travel.  Usually this involves me lugging my camera case into the church and having Ray and the boys wait for me after … Continue reading

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Jesus, Mary, and Scott Jurek

I’d never heard of him until recently.  I’ve only been familiar with a handful of legendary runners over the course of my life, and paid attention to some of them during the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.  I remember watching Joan … Continue reading

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Race Report, Father’s Day 10K: Jeff Galloway Rocks

I’m sold on the Galloway Method. My friend Marilyn, the leader of the DC/Beltway chapter of LIFE Runners, invited members to run the Father’s Day 10K on June 20 in Mason Neck State Park.  As it turned out, she and … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes Volume 19

–1– This morning when I looked at the scripture readings for today, this verse jumped out at me: “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” –2 Corinthians 11:30 OK, here goes: I’m an introvert … Continue reading

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Blogging and Busyness

But first, What I’ve Been Up To Since My Last Post: Curly turned sixteen and landed a part-time job at a soft-serve ice cream joint. Larry decided to go to Virginia Tech this fall.  For now we prepare for graduation, … Continue reading

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