I tried a new Pandora station for yesterday's afternoon run - Alabama Shakes radio. It opened with an Amy Winehouse song and never looked back. Good stuff. When the first Alabama Shakes' song, Always Alright, came on, it took me immediately back to Silver Linings Playbook, a movie (and book) I absolutely loved. I started … Continue reading Running with Alabama Shakes, Bradley Cooper and a bag of poop
The last time I ran up, and I do mean up, at Thacher Park was over the summer during ARE’s trail series. The weather was fine and the people were nice, but the course began with a murderous hill which made me a bit cranky. I don't mind hills*, but, please let me work up … Continue reading Squirrelly Six – 2015
What a week! As I anticipated sitting still for an hour or so to have my nails attended to, I finally had some time to reflect upon what has transpired in the last 7 days. Taking a few moments to consider all that has happened felt like a wonderful luxury - even more so than … Continue reading Pride (In the name of love)
One of my responsibilities at school is morning hall duty. I generally bring a book to my post at the end of corridor, but often I don't read more than a sentence or two because I am so captivated by the students making their way to their home rooms. They are so incredibly compelling in … Continue reading The beautiful awkwardness of middle school
Stress is a weird thing, don't you think? I mean the way it presents itself can be so insidious. During my waking hours, I think I deal with it pretty well - the meltdown the other evening after arriving home after an hour in the dentist's chair only to find the trash cans still at … Continue reading Mother Mary comes to me
Wouldn't it be cool if you could close your eyes and read at the same time? Since that isn't possible, read the next few sentences and then close your eyes for a moment and imagine the picture I'm trying to paint for you... A gorgeously sunny afternoon in early autumn. Blue skies with the occasional … Continue reading Let’s make every day Cider Sunday!
Seeing that this is probably my last free weekend for the foreseeable future, I decided to indulge myself. While there are times when that could mean shopping or a pedicure, Saturday it meant taking a run, and on such a beautiful day, with a trail half marathon coming in up in less than a month, … Continue reading In for the long run