Monthly Archives: May 2013

Parenting: When your son learns to ride a bike

Howdy, friends. Here is my column for this week’s paper: My son learned to ride a two-wheel bike this past week. Without training wheels. On the third trip down the driveway. He’s 4.5 years old. I don’t remember exactly how … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “Love in a Headscarf”

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: And here it is on Amazon. And a blurb: “With honesty and humor, Shelina Zahra Janmohamed navigates the complicated world of being a British Muslim woman in our modern society. Love in … Continue reading

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The week in fitness

Howdy, friends. I haven’t made time to blog lately. Does anyone really care about my running? Probably not. But here it is anyway. This week for the first time since the Boston Marathon, I don’t feel like total crap. That’s … Continue reading

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Well, that explains it

Howdy, friends. I saw this link today, a study that says Ohioans curse more than others — my home state earned “sailor” status. The first time I swore in front of my dad — who has a major, MAJOR potty … Continue reading

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One thing leads to another … Franz Wright to Yann Martel

Howdy, friends. I am deep into “Brain on Fire” right now, a nonfiction account of a woman with a rare autoimmune disease that has her slowly descend into (then out of ) madness. It’s pretty awesome. As she develops more … Continue reading

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Little blob of super good writing

Like that title? I thought you would. Super good writing is super good, you know. Unlike what I do here. I was reading an article on newspaper competition in New Orleans, and there was a link to this book review, … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness”

Howdy, friends. I confess — about 200 pages into the giant “Wolf Hall” Tudor history book, I had to read something else. I’ll probably read them both at the same time, but that book just kept making me fall asleep. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day at Newton Hills State Park

Howdy, friends. We had a pretty great Mother’s Day at our house. My day started with a 12-mile run with several friends. We just ran these about 2-mile loops on dirt and gravel at a local park. Then I came … Continue reading

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Summer running plans

Howdy, friends. I haven’t written much about running lately as I tried to get over a virus followed by a cold followed by being pathetic. The week after Boston, I took a few days off, then ran a bit. Then … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: I’m about 10 pages into it, so not very far. Especially considering it’s about 600 pages. And the first part was a list of characters — that spanned about 7 pages — … Continue reading

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