Monthly Archives: January 2014

Currently reading: “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena”

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: Here are reviews from NPR, New York Times and Washington Post. It’s author Anthony Marra’s first novel. I always like reading first novels. Here’s a quick recap of it from Booklist: In … Continue reading

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On being afraid to be helpful

Here is my column from the Sunday features section: Every day, I see kids walking to school. Sometimes there’s a little brother or sister trailing a big kid. Sometimes it’s a few primary grade kids doing the distracted walk that … Continue reading

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Currently Reading: “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout

Howdy, friends. The wind is gusting over 60 miles per hour today, and if I weren’t at work, it would be the perfect day to sit in a cozy chair with a cup of tea and a stack of library … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “The Last Runaway” by Tracy Chevalier

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: Here is a review from NPR. And this is what Booklist had to say: Honor Bright sailed from England to America in 1850 with her sister, Grace, who is betrothed to a … Continue reading

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My latest love affair

Howdy, friends. So, for Christmas, Philip asked me for some ideas. I sent him a giant list of suggestions. Which he took as a giant list to order … meaning my Christmas was full of killer new running gear. Of … Continue reading

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The year in running 2013

Howdy, friends. In keeping with our December From Hell, we also lost everything on our computer that hadn’t been backed up. And our last back up was at the beginning of November. I won’t even go into the mess this … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “Methland” by Nick Reding

Howdy, friends. I just finished “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell. It was OK — not my favorite by him, but interesting. Here’s a review. Then next up on my very overdue library pile was “Methland” by Nick Reding. I’ve … 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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