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February photos

Howdy, friends. Here are just  few treats from this month: We stumbled across a craft at the library one day. It was making little trains out of candy, which the kids loved. And let’s face it, I love those little … Continue reading

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Making time for family

Howdy, friends. Here is a sneak peek at my Sunday column: I’m not big into resolutions for the New Year. It’s not that I’m against making changes – I love change. It’s more that I recognize my own limitations. I’m … Continue reading

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The streak

Howdy, friends. A girlfriend asked me to do a holiday running streak with her. I said yes, then I said no. The last time I tried a running streak, I got injured. So no thanks. Plus it just isn’t practical … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: Here is a review from the Washington Post. And one from USA Today. I love all his books. I started this one last night and was immediately hooked. If I weren’t so … Continue reading

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Family Dinner: Awesome and awful

Some nights it seems to be OK. Even enjoyable. Other nights, it’s painful for everyone and full of glaring, crying and frustration. Not to mention food on the floor. I’m talking about family dinner. Specifically, family dinner with two working … Continue reading

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Rocky II meets USATF

My friend Laurie put this on Facebook today. Blogger maps out Rocky’s training run in Rocky II using the USATF site (which is awesome, by the way). Clearly the route was imagined by a cinematographer and not a runner. It’s … Continue reading

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On being a soccer mom

Howdy, friends. Here is my column from the Sunday paper: How many soccer games do you have to go to before you become an actual soccer mom? This fall, I’ve taken my son, Jack, to about four soccer practices and … Continue reading

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A big fat whine about the Sioux Falls Marathon

Here’s my column from the upcoming Sunday sports section: The Sioux Falls Sports Authority wants our marathon to get big enough to rival other regional races – from Fargo to Twin Cities. It’s a good idea, and the Sioux Falls … Continue reading

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Fighting crime …

… is so tiring.

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An open letter to my son on his 5th birthday

Dear Jack, This week is your 5th birthday. Four years ago, I wrote another letter to you, in awe of how much you’d grown your first year of life. Now? I’m just begging time to slow down. How many times … Continue reading

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