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Our Canadian Healer....

Prince Edward Island (Pop. 80) lies between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Though I have never been to that part of Canada I am sure it is...

Running The Roof of Africa

My first view of Mount Kilimanjaro in the Fall of 2013, was in the light of a rising full moon as we drove to the town of Moshi in...

The Quiet Lioness

It is the start of another virtual school day in Glendale, AZ. The excited third graders know how lucky they are to have Victoria...

Conversations with my Cat

"Seriously? I have to move?" "Get your own chair and slurp on your stupid coffee in your cute mug." She sneers at me. Rosie, our blue...

Mr. Positivity

It is winter in SoCal and Deo Jerome sits at his laptop looking out the window of a small room in his home which has doubled as his...

Becoming a Marathoner....

As each day goes by I am certain of one thing, the older I get, the faster I was as a runner. In my forty-five plus years of pounding...

Meet Jill Hazelton....

"So.....You just got a cell phone?" I asked Jill. It really surprised me. "Yep, got one for my birthday. Never had one till just...

The World of Jenn Bell

It is 5:30 a.m. on a dreary Western Massachusetts morning. Late fall has arrived and winter is coming soon. Neighbors are still asleep as...

Today. Ten Years Ago....

Time is not merciful, it is not slow or forgiving as we progress through each day. Time moves in a relentless linear fashion. Time has...

You Can Always Become.....

I sat in the dermatologist office the other day, receiving my yearly once over and hoping that those brown spots on my leg were harmless....

The Inner Battle

I was running down a road that begins at the end of our lane one morning. My feet meet pavement. My eyes meet rumbling clouds. Breathing...

The Inevitable "What Now?

With the sting of the DragonsBack Race in Wales behind me it has been three weeks of recovering, catching up on to-do lists and focusing...

Running with a Dragon

If you had told me that one day I would be trudging and running all over Wales in a Five Day 200 Mile Race I would have laughed...but all...

Where is Your Attitude?

The definition of an attitude is a way of feeling or acting toward a person, thing or situation. The term 'attitude' refers to an...

The Asphalt Classroom "Fear"

My day begins best when I just get up, lace em' up and go. However, there is enough time to down my coffee and take 5 minutes of silence...

The Asphalt Classroom: "Acceptance"

This is a story about two vehicles. Years ago when I lived in Crested Butte, CO I drove a 1994 Chevrolet Truck. It had a lot of miles on...

A Tale of Three Soldiers....

We were all blood and connected in our roots to each other. An Ehredt, a Flynn, and a Mullane, Tied together through generations of...