Monthly Archives: November 2009

A happy Thanksgiving

Today was our belated Thanksgiving feast with Char, our 79-year-old pal. It was such fun. We had gluten-free pumpkin pie. You never forget your first gluten-free pumpkin pie. Amazingly good. And I won’t miss two days of running because I … Continue reading

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A fate worse than deaf

There’s nothing harder than standing by helplessly while something horrible happens to an innocent child. You want to reach out, to make things better, but there’s nothing you can do. I’m going through this heartbreaking scenario even as we speak. … Continue reading

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Not to give away the ending or anything, but it closes with Woodstock, a small bird, feasting on a turkey and then snapping its wishbone in two. I can hardly wait to dust off my copy of “A Donner Family … Continue reading

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Why I am thankful

I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season. But for one thing I am particularly thankful. I run on the world’s greatest road course. It’s exactly 5K in a big looping circle beginning at my front door. Orange markers … Continue reading

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My new credo, the expanded version

Never kick a cop in the crotch. This came to mind after watching the Today Show today. At least I think it was the Today Show. I don’t recall seeing Spongebob, so it was one of those shows with the … Continue reading

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It’s another day to excel

I was bike touring down the Pacific Coast once when I met up with a guy named Michael. He was on the last stages of an epic ride from the East Coast across the country and then down to San … Continue reading

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As it turns out, eight

The number of popsicles I can eat consecutively before they completely lose their appeal. Just in case you were wondering.

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