Monthly Archives: December 2013

just another morning conversation, part 49

me: what are you doing? mo: cooking roast beef. me: i thought you were cooking Papier Mâché. mo: not yet. note to self: be very, very careful eating lunch. aftermath: Mo says, “Isn’t the roast beef good? I think the … Continue reading

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just another Smith Family Singers concert

Every year, the Smith Family Singers gather around the Christmas tree for a rendition of “Little Runner Boy.” This year was no different. Other than maybe the addition of the beloved Little Ricky.

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Things I wish I had said, part 35

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Life’s a journey, not a destination.” No matter my destination, I will make the most of this journey. — Dan Carlton Jr.

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oh, yeah. and there’s that whole childbirth thing too

Hey look ma here comes the elephant boy bundled all up in his corduroy headed down south towards Illinois from the jungles of East St. Paul. — the prophet john prine — Yes, I know it was insane. We are … Continue reading

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race strategy for life, part 2

“Nelson Mandela reminds us that it always seems impossible until it is done.” —President Obama in South Africa

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race strategy for life

I have this vision of being 90 and deciding to power walk across America in a cardigan, turtleneck, and wind pants, so I need to remain structurally sound until then. — sabrina little

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or maybe a new compression hat

Turn off that computer! you don’t need new shoes! Yes, I do. I can’t run. These new shoes will fix everything. Why? They’re moderately cushioned! They have a slight medial post! They’re blue! And? They have a lightweight breathable upper, … Continue reading

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