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herman

Starry Starry night Paint your palette blue and gray — the prophet don mclean — I think I saw Herman today. You know him. OK, you don’t. But you know someone like him. Or you should. I was coming off … Continue reading

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Mr. Pants’ Guide to Thanksgiving

‘Tis the season. Mr. Pants once worked at a newspaper* where the news editor would buy pizza for all the copy editors if nobody used ’tis the season in a headline through the holidays. The problem being, by the time … Continue reading

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six women vs. the aau. guess who won?

The photo is from 1972. Taken by Patrick A. Burns of the New York Times, it depicts six women sitting at the starting line of the New York City Marathon. And that’s how my history lesson began. Of course, I … Continue reading

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must be because i had the blues for christmas

I’m not giving in an inch to fear ‘Cause I’ve promised myself this year — the prophet david crosby — doctor: Hello. me: YOU GOT A BIG BOY HAIRCUT!!! doctor: I’m about to turn 61. I thought it was time. … Continue reading

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love doesn’t belong to anyone

Well, I’ve been praying a lot lately  It’s because I no longer have a TV  — the prophet mark eitzel — Char and I are walking from the parking lot to the track. It’s early evening, that magical time between … Continue reading

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just a few more miles

Just a few more miles, you tell yourself. You can do it. How did you get here? It was such a beautiful day. Miles flying by, the sun setting over the mountains.  That feeling you could do this forever. Running … Continue reading

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Kent

I think I’m haunted. It started innocently enough. It must’ve been around 1994. I had a map of Texas spread out on the dining rom table, trying to plot a west-east route for an unsupported run across the state. The … Continue reading

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