No Excuses

Short post today.  I’m just writing about what it’s been like out here in Iowa-land for the past couple of days, and what it’s meant for me and my running. I’d like you to take a look at the date of this post.  It’s May 3rd, 2013.  And then I’d like you to take a […]

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Cheat Day

I’ve been doing things lately to make myself a bit more healthy.  I’ve been eating much better.  I especially have forced myself to eat nothing (or at least very little) from the gas station I work at.  We make pizza and hot dogs and all the other carnival food that many Americans just consider ‘lunch’. […]

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The Echo Chamber

You’ve all seen it.  Or at least you’ve heard about it.  Maybe you’re one of the folks who contribute to it.  It’s the Echo Chamber.  These days it’s mainly on television and the internet.  If it’s happening on TV, it’s usually when the talking heads are screaming at each other or at imaginary opponents or ideas.  […]

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What makes us civilized?

One of the alleged perpetrators of the Boston bombings and shootings has been caught, and the other killed.  This is old news to anyone by now.  The question posed to the people in charge is, “what do we do with him now?” String him up I hope the doctor taking care of him just kills […]

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The Helpers

I want to crawl into a hole.  I want to plug my ears and make it go away.  What makes a person do this to other people?  Are there more people out there like that?  I’m talking about the bombing of the Boston Marathon.  Peoples’ lives erased or changed forever.  What’s the use in feeling […]

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Regret and Worry

There are times when I get frustrated with people.  Some of those times are when they tell me some moment in their lives that they regret.  Or sometimes it’s when they tell me about an upcoming whatzit that they really are super worried about. When I hear them talk like that, I feel they are […]

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The Hardest Lesson

Early last week, while I was doing my damndest at work while fighting off whatever horrible disease I’d carried home from traveling, another employee walked off the job.  He was in the middle of doing something outside of the store and just left.  He was AWOL for the rest of the week.  Nobody heard from […]

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Do Things

This post might get a bit more personal than others.  If you’re not into that sort of thing, skip this one. I spoke a few days ago with a very good friend about nothing in particular, when we came upon the topic of doing things while you have the time to do them.  I’ve puttered […]

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