There is ONE thing to be thankful for today: All Veterans. Special mention to those in my family who have served: Mom, Dad, Pop, Grandpa Bob, Uncle Clarence, Sheri and countless others. Please take a few moments to visit http://www.theconcertforvalor.com to find ways to supports those who support us.
A number of years ago, to the day, I was sitting in the living room of the blonde brick house in Northern Kentucky where I'd lived from the age of ten until I went away to college. I was visiting with my mom and Brendon. (For brevity of the story, we'll say he's my nephew.) I … Continue reading Fifteen Years
For my HE family... The last few days have changed my life, Just like they always do, And sitting here worn out tonight, I wonder, "Who else, too?" In the parking lot with old family and new, I donned the green and brown, HOPING the words I had to say, Would really sink, deep down. … Continue reading Hope Express Recap 2014
I have a confession. The topic of this post was not conceived while pounding the pavement or traversing the trails. This post is included in a blog about running because I would not have been able to manage the crippling situations detailed in this post without the countless therapeutic miles spent putting one foot in … Continue reading Purpose
Do you remember that time we walked on the beach? We spent the whole day talking about life: the ups and downs. I told you all the things that made me stressed and worried. You said, "Life's like that." Remember how I told you about all the amazing things going on? Remember how you smiled? … Continue reading I went for a walk with my Dad…
Maybe I'm asking too much. The answer to that is this: you ask for what you need, when you need it, so "too much is relative." Perhaps I come from a position unknown to many. There are two facets to answer this. Since the death rate of human beings is hovering right around one hundred … Continue reading Second Sunday in June
Thoughts on days like today can change your life: and they should. When someone dies, there are countless family, religious and cultural traditions that descend upon the community of those acquainted with the deceased. There are layouts, visitations, memorial services, funerals, burials and numerous other ways the general population is afforded the opportunity to bid … Continue reading Hope Express 2013 Recap
Well, it's been a while. There's been a lot going on: in my world and in the big, wide, real world. I've written recently. I've written a lot. The writing's been heavy. It's been sad and difficult for me to read myself and be inspired, let alone expect others to read it and be interested … Continue reading Nervous?
I'm thankful for this poem. I think of it almost every day. Coach Mayer read it to me one day after an extremely difficult practice. I was particularly hard on myself because I LIVED for cross country practice and did not understand why my body would not do what I wanted. At the time, we … Continue reading TDT: The Race
Today, I'm thankful for, "I love you." Who do you love? Have you told them? You should. Worst that could happen? They don't say it back. Good part? You'll never wonder. What does it mean anyway? It means you truly care about someone. People make it a loaded phrase. It's not. It's simple. It's that … Continue reading TDT: I love you
Today, I'm thankful for anticipation and all that it does. The anticipation of the day, pulls me out of bed. The anticipation of tomorrow leads me to do the best I can today. The anticipation of what's waiting for me around the corner. “Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to … Continue reading TDT: Anticipation
I have two favorite times to run: in the rain or snow at night. I love watching the world glisten. It’s almost trembling with the potential and possibilities of the fresh new day the dawn will bring. There’s clarity. The darkness conceals scars beneath a blanket of quiet. The liquid air can swallow up tears in … Continue reading Broken