Monthly Archives: March 2010

Oh, Hill!

This morning I decided to skip the gym and do hill work in my neighborhood. I have access to a hill that has a pretty intimidating elevation gain. At least it’s intimidating to me. I’m training for the Country Music … Continue reading

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Me vs. Munchies

Today was my first day back to the office following bereavement leave. I had the munchies ALL Day LONG. I’m one of those people who can get through a crisis pretty easily. Nuclear fallout? No problem. But in the immediate … Continue reading

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A Week of “Life on Life’s Terms”

It’s been a long week. My mother-in-law died on Monday. She had stayed with my brother-in-law and his family out of state for the past few months because they could provide her with round-the-clock care in their home. She had … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

Dear Mayor Dean, I read with interest the Tennessean article about Nashville receiving a $7.5 million dollar grant to help fight obesity. In fact, I read the article twice. I wish I were optimistic that the spending of these dollars … Continue reading

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When Adversity Strikes

My mother-in-law died yesterday. She had Alzheimer’s but we’re still calling this “unexpected.” We saw her last month and she looked like someone who would be around another year or so. Our best guess is she developed pneumonia. Today I … Continue reading

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My Very-Fat Clothes Have Left the Building

I keep my off season clothes in a cedar trunk. It’s time to switch out the fall/winter stuff with the spring/summer stuff. In past seasons I would simply clean out the closet, hang up the spring/summer wear and hope for … Continue reading

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I’m On a Rant About Cupcake Pebbles

Post Cereals should be ashamed. As I was flipping through the latest issue of People magazine I spotted an ad for Cupcake Pebbles cereal. It included one of those rub and sniff things. I rubbed. I sniffed. Yes, that magazine … Continue reading

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Running With a Buddy: My Report

I’ve spent the better part of this week obsessing over today’s 10-mile run with my friend, Steve. I blogged about this in my post . Runs Well With Others? Check it out if you want to visit the mind of … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Works for Me

I’m a member of a professional organization. Our monthly meetings take place at an Italian restaurant. I’ve recently discovered I’m allergic to white flour. I ate some of the pasta during last month’s meeting and paid dearly with a week’s … Continue reading

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Runs Well With Others?

Let’s get one thing straight. I run alone. Always. Except in college when my roommate and I ran together. But that was 25 years ago. Now, I run alone. That way I don’t worry about slowing someone down, holding them … Continue reading

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