Category Archives: running

it’s a snap

Snap, thump, run. One guy, one ball, one trash can. He snaps, hits the can, runs to get the ball, runs back. He does this over and over and over and over and over and over and over. It’s just … Continue reading

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football season

“I know it’s a longshot, but I’m wondering if there might be a camping spot at Bright Angel at the end of June,” I ask the nice park ranger. She looks at me. I look at her. She smiles. “Not … Continue reading

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hey! wait! i’ve got a new complaint.

I’m so happy. ‘Cause today I found my friends. They’re in my head. — the prophet Cobain He’s staring at me. It was a weird day at the track. A woman was running the wrong direction. The Kid on the … Continue reading

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nature calls

“Talk of mysteries! — Think of our life in nature, — daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it, — rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! The solid earth! the actual world! the common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? Where are we?” — Henry … Continue reading

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let it, bees

It’s a one-time thing It just happens A lot — the prophet Vega It’s windy and sprinkling and dark and not a great night to run at the track. But I have a one-day streak at stake, dammit. And anyhow, … Continue reading

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The Great Flower Ankle Sweatband Experiment of 2018 ©

If you’re going to San Francisco be sure to wear a flower on your ankle — the prophet Scott McKenzie Longtime readers know I’m a student of running. OK, I’m the student who sits in the back row catching up … Continue reading

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or maybe it was just Pochero

No one likes us I don’t know why We may not be perfect But heaven knows we try — the prophet Newman The facts as we know them: ▷ I was involved in a plot to mail a Day-Glo Orange Lightweight … Continue reading

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