Monthly Archives: April 2010

Lessons from a cat in a striped shirt

As I sat pondering the meaning of life today I happened to look up at the wall. There was the Coffee Cat. He isn’t a big deal. He’s hanging out with a rabbit and a girl and a cow wearing … Continue reading

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Thanks for calling!

The phone rings. It’s midafternoon. Could be Mo calling from work, asking if I would like her to pick up a delicious Frosty on the way home from the Y, so I answer. Alas, it is not. Instead I get … Continue reading

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My Arizona running boycott

My country ’tis of thee to take swings at each other on the talk show TV why don’t you just turn off the sun ’cause we’ll never live long enough to undo everything they’ve done to you — ani difranco … Continue reading

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Confessions of a balloon killer

I killed some balloons today. All in the name of running. Today was the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA 5K and Barn Dance. Since I have a race next next week I opted to lend my enormous talents as a volunteer. … Continue reading

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Once upon a battery charger

Maybe it had taken up residency in Alaska. We had no idea. Mo had been looking for her camera’s battery charger for months. We were in “it will turn up eventually” mode forever. Eventually had come and gone. Several times. … Continue reading

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Lifting weights is complicated

I take the 70-pound barbell down from the rack. It’s on the top rack, about shoulder height. Being a manly man, I do 10 reps, lifting the weight to my waist. I pause to admire my bulging biceps in the … Continue reading

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My run with Jase

I met a new running companion today. His name is Jase. We went to the early church service (Mo had a hot brunch date) so I didn’t get started on my 7-mile run today until around 11:30. Which in mid-April … Continue reading

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