Monthly Archives: February 2014

i just hate it when they use that lame “my walker is so heavy” excuse

Dad’s coming home today. I’m not sure what happens from here. He’s frail but fiercely independent. He says he’d die in a month if he had to go into a home. It’s not a threat, just a statement. I was … Continue reading

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I guess that makes Mo Tennille

He’s 5 feet away from me. We’re face-to-face. He’s screaming, “CAPTAIN!!!!” Mo and I are out for a quick dinner during my work shift. I suggested this Subway as an alternative to the usual. We were alone there a couple … Continue reading

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running with baby huey

Mo’s off teaching kindergarten kids how to draw elephants. I’m off running like one. I’m on the Cole Park loop on a dark, windy day. It’s the kind of gloom people must feel in the Northeast, except it’s warm and … Continue reading

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dogs

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just another trip home, part 1

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you’ll never take us alive

It’s the morning after. Even by trip to San Angelo standards this was a tough one. Three days with virtually no sleep, culminating in a white-knuckle 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. drive home ending in heavy fog. I slept through … Continue reading

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mo sheppo’s guide to winning a race award

1. Drive six hours to a small city in West Texas. Make sure it’s the weekend of the Superhero 5K, which draws most of the city’s runners. Go to the OTHER race, a small trail race just outside of town … Continue reading

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