Never show weakness they told him.
The glass mirror and the other one. A reflection on long-term marriage.
There are times we grow old and times we grow young. This is about one of the latter.
The Last Update
A last update from a dear friend and some thoughts on more versus enough.
How many more runs, climbs, hugs of the people you care about most do you have in this short, precious life? Maybe not as many as you think.
The Slowrunner’s Manifesto
A little something to remind me of why I run and what I run for in a world where the running media seems to focus on either training for races or long-term health benefits. The slowrunner runs to run and for no other reason.
Did you know that it is about as long between today and the bombing of Pearl Harbor as between the bombing and the start of the Civil War? I’ve collected a few other “midpoint” juxtapositions that, at least for me illustrate a tension between the past and my perception of the past. Thus, Past Tense.
In which your hero is spared a life of arrogance and stunted creativity thanks to a relay race gone wrong and a pedophile.
Bookclub: Donald Hall, Essays after Eighty
Essays on life after 80 by a former poet laureate and musings on life at 56 by a random blogger of no particular note.
Nov 9, 1984
Definitely not whimsical. I wrote the first draft of this perhaps ten years ago and it reflects, as well as I could in hindsight, the funhouse mirror of my mind at 21. It wasn’t pretty. But if you love someone who is depressed, this might help you understand just a little bit better. If you are depressed, maybe it will give you a little bit of hope. For what it’s worth, I have not felt this way in decades.