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Old enough to know better

Penelope and the 3 P”s….

I’ve learned over the years that the 3 P’s are essential when dealing with downtime;   Persistence -to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action, or the like, especially in spite of opposition, remonstrance, etc. (from … Continue reading

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The “Open”

1860. The Very First Open. On 17 October 1860, eight professionals assembled at Prestwick for a tournament to determine who would be the Champion golfer. The winner was to receive the Challenge Belt, a prize crafted from red Moroccan leather … Continue reading

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“One equal temper of heroic hearts..”

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’ We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, … Continue reading

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Running and being a gentleman…

The female form is beautiful – it’s even more beautiful when in motion.  I don’t think this is sexist – I think it’s the truth. But I cringe at the notion of a female runner having to “endure” the cowardly … Continue reading

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Starting over…on occasion the EEOR comes out in me.

I’ve been here before. Starting over. This time it was bronchitis and a chronic right calf pull that I aggravated by running when I should not have. It’s been 5 days since I’ve run. Feels like an eternity.  2014 has … Continue reading

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My inner child…

George Sheehan once said that “…..running is the purist form of play”.  No argument here.. Last Saturday my running club (SJAC) held their annual 5k Great Grace Race and Pancake breakfast.   It’s a very casual/family oriented race that’s purpose is to “give … Continue reading

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1st it’s global warming, then ebola ….

1st it’s global warming, then ebola ….  and now for the 2nd time this week someone made off with my strategically placed mid-run electrolyte water bottle …tantamount to horse thievery –(and we all know what they did to horse thieves … Continue reading

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Trips (falls)

Trips (falls) They always take me by surprise – happen in a instant.  Then time slows down filling my mind with a dozen calculations about landing . “Tuck and roll -Tuck and roll”  Once gravity has completed it’s duty I access … Continue reading

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The Ring……and then some

“The Ring” and then some… Sue and I exchanged wedding bands when we were married.   Mine ended up being too small.  It would not fit over my knuckle without applying warm soapy water.  So we visited a jeweler in town and inquired … Continue reading

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Maget!!

Maget (Margret Nelson Wuchter) lives with us.  She is a strong swede, born February  1924 – not quite Valentine’s day but close enough. She was raised on a farm in Illinois.  90+.  Maget – Pronounced “Ma Jet” – a nickname given … Continue reading

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