Monthly Archives: February 2010

Green knees and The Plane Guy

While going through a list of Calvin and Hobbes quotes today, I was reminded why I  love Watterson so. You don’t even need the adorable drawings of a boy and his tiger. The words are enough: “I like maxims that … Continue reading

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Thelma and Louise

I just realized on today’s run that two women appear to be living in the park. At least in the parking lot. I’ve seen them the last couple of days, but it didn’t click. Maybe they’re just on their way … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Sun Ray: The athlete

They arrive at Sun Ray Park the same time as me. Woman in her early 20s. Coach/trainer around 30. Serious. Very serious. They’re doing core work. A medicine ball, a yoga pad, a determination that was not quite genetically passed … Continue reading

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An open letter to Ma

Hey, Ma! Sorry we still haven’t made it down for Christmas yet. I’m bad with deadlines. Are you watching the Olympics? Have you seen the snowboarders? The U.S. Olympic snowboard team has the funniest uniform. They are wearing plaid flannel … Continue reading

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I inspired someone to take up running!

Tuesday morning at the Sun Ray Park. Just another day at the office. At 8 a.m. it’s usually just me and the birds. The sun peeks up from behind the mountain, the dew burns off, the miles are pleasant. I … Continue reading

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Reasons I could never be an Olympic figure skater

1. The costumes: I just can’t make sequins with a plunging neckline work. Why do they have to make the costumes so silly looking? Even pro wrestlers would scoff. And it takes much to make a pro wrestler scoff. 2. … Continue reading

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It’s the real thing. And that’s a shame.

I’d like to teach the world to sing In perfect harmony I’d like to buy the world a Coke And keep it company — I’m running on the 1/3 mile loop at the Sun Ray Park, my home away from … Continue reading

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