Growing Young

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.

1,000 Runs

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.

Past Tense

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.

Awards

In which your hero is spared a life of arrogance and stunted creativity thanks to a relay race gone wrong and a pedophile.

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.

Now without tracking!

We are tracked too aggressively on the web. I am opting out and, while you’re on my blog, I’m opting you out too.

The Best of Our Energies

The story of a visionary president, a moonshot and the most powerful toilet bowl cleaners known to man.