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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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willie, fiona and me

What i need is a good defense ‘Cause I’m feeling like a criminal — the prophet fiona apple — My life is flashing before my eyes. It’s one of those budget kung-fu movies, roughly translated into English where the dialogue … Continue reading

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Life is funny, part 375

Life is funny. The phone rang at 5:59 p.m. yesterday. It was him. I was knee-deep in the Trifecta of Doom, editing three particularly intense newspapers at once. One of those nights when you don’t drink much water because you … Continue reading

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the great smith boy toyota fiasco of 2017

I should have known. All the best Smith Boy fiascos happen in a Toyota.  Above is a photo of Rick back in his Land Cruiser days. Niece the Elder recently posted it and I’m not sure what the breakdown was. … Continue reading

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Things i wish i had said, part 46

(reacting to “that’s right, you’re not from texas, but texas wants you anyway” by the prophet lyle lovett”): “I’m not sure they mean that for New Yorkers.  We say pee-can, vote to the left and only wear cowboy hats ironically.” … Continue reading

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Rocky 2014

nice people, a beautiful park, a guy in a Forrest Gump costume leading people down the stretch. What more could you ask for in a race? xxxx

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yin and yang of trail running

yin: Managed to face-plant on a smooth dirt trail to the amusement of a couple right behind me. (“hey, look! there IS a tiny root here. how’d you manage to trip on that?”) Got lost on a trail that’s impossible … Continue reading

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