Month: January 2015

The Very Last Marathon Runner

Years and years ago, before I moved out of my parent’s house, I watched a marathon on television. Actually, I don’t remember if I watched the whole race. I only remember one scene. The very last runner in a marathon was approaching the finish…

Flanagan’s Run

I love Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. I have never, ever bought one new. I always find them at yard sales for 25 to 50 cents each. I love them because there are about four books condensed in each edition and I can expose myself to…

The Summer of the Long Walks

Every day I take my dog Danny for a walk. Usually we just walk around town. I used to walk him a mile out into the countryside and a mile back, but a few years ago we had a really hot summer and on…

Throwing the Shoe

I really love stories about long walks and journeys because they are so filled with metaphors about life and adversity and faith. In the next few posts, I thought I’d share thoughts and observations about my own experiences as well as stories about journeys…

Recovering Dreams

I have not done very well about writing lately. It seems to me that the more complex the thoughts I have in my head, the less I am able to put them into words. Over the weekend EJ developed some sort of respiratory infection….

Frozen Fog

Yesterday morning we woke up to cold and beautiful scenery. Overnight the temperature had dropped to -16 (F).  Apparently we had had fog and the cold temps caused it to freeze. It covered everything in beautiful little white flakes–not quite snow and not quite…

Accidental Fireworks

It’s looking more and more like winter here in Michigan. We now have several inches of snow–maybe five inches where we live. As usual, areas closer to Lake Michigan have more snow because of “lake-effect snow.”  Lake effect snow is “snow falling on the…

True Fiction

We are under a Winter Weather Advisory in my area of the world. We are experiencing very low temperatures and even lower windchill temps–as low as minus teens and twenties. Soon high winds will blow in and we will get several inches of snow….

Clever Cats

After an unseasonable warm November and December, we finally are getting wintry weather. Last weekend we had a little freezing rain. It was just enough to make the roads a bit slick but not enough to cause major problems. Since then we have gotten…

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