Monthly Archives: December 2012

Running year in review

Howdy, friends. I’m pretty sure I won’t get a chance to run today, so I’m going to post my year-end stats this morning, knowing they could go up by a measly 5 miles before the day is done. Total mileage … Continue reading

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I win

This wintry weekend, I’ve run outside, spent 2 hours sledding with the kids and gone snowshoeing. Dear winter: I win.

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Currently reading: “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down”

Howdy, friends. Here’s what I can’t put down right now: And here is a review from the New York Times. And here is one from a Hmong site. The reviews are as interesting as the book right now. Happy reading. … Continue reading

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We are busy this week, so just a few photos from sledding today.

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Visit with Santa

Jack asked for a Barbie house and Viv asked for candy.

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Running for a cause — Teddy Bear Den and Lend-a-Hand

Howdy, friends. It’s no secret that Sioux Falls runners are a charitable group — they raise nearly $10,000 every Thanksgiving for The Banquet. And most race fees include a donation to some charity or another. But there’s another no-frills charity … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Newtown today

When I heard the news about the Columbine shooting in 1999, I was a young reporter on my lunch break, going through a drive through in Ohio for a coffee or Diet Coke, I can’t remember. It was a horrible … Continue reading

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Go hug your kids

I feel really sick about this news: NEWTOWN, Conn. — A lone gunman killed 26 people at an elementary school here, including 18 children, in a terrifying early Friday morning shooting spree. The Associated Press and local media reported the … Continue reading

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Well, that never happens

Howdy, friends. I’ve been doing well maintaining my running this December, despite work stuff and home stuff and kid stuff. It helps that the weather has generally been gorgeous. It’s a little icy right now, but sunny and clear and … Continue reading

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More kid talk

Howdy, friends. I like to make sure to write down the funny stuff Jack and Viv have been saying because, as my dad reminds me weekly, I will forget. He tells me, “They’re going to ask you one day about … Continue reading

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