Monthly Archives: April 2014

things i wish i had said, part 41

Black shorts with hot pink stripes, green tank, bright blue socks, purple Garmin. Fear me, other runners: If I care this little about how I look, I must be really fast. — Linda Fraembs

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meb and me

I’m in the news meeting for Redding, Calif. This is where the folks from our desk call up the folks from their desk and run through what will be in the next day’s paper. Yes, it’s as exciting as it … Continue reading

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the Great Day-Glo Orange Lightweight Alpaca Racing Beanie Experiment of 2014

It seemed like an easy enough solution. We’re having a 72-hour run over the Fourth of July weekend. The problem: One of the participants has socks with Magic Powers, making the race inherently unfair. Worse yet, other participants have taken … Continue reading

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just another morning conversation, part 56

mo: I think I have a hairline fracture. me: Where? mo: My thumb. me: Not likely. Too far from your hairline. mo: Bite me. What happened to the old days when medical experts were respected?

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just another morning conversation, part 55

mo: OK, i’m going to go quit my job now. me: Me too. We can become cowboy pole dancers in Montana. mo: OK me: OK. mo: I’m going to make a lot more money than you, huh? me: no doubt.

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the day i gave up environmentalism forever. an essay

I buy a diet Coke and a Hershey bar. So far, so good. Debit or credit? the clerks asks. Debit, I reply. I’m thinking I’ve got it made. And then. The clerk, an attractive enough woman in that Boy George … Continue reading

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sand in the private parts

The run starts out innocently enough. I’m on the little 1/3 mile loop on the bayfront. The beach is deserted because of the wind. I don’t mind because it’s just short stretch of wind out, tailwind back. Repeat as necessary. I’m … Continue reading

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