Monthly Archives: May 2013

Two races, new plans, and a hiatus

Our two 2013 target races (to date) are now consigned to history.  Two weeks ago – Mother’s Day weekend – we traveled to Toronto for the Sporting Life 10K.  Eight of our family members joined 27,000 others in running down … Continue reading

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Doing politics differently, is that possible?

I seem to be feeling perpetually defeated these days, and politics isn’t helping.  Happy days are not here again, and there doesn’t seem to be any relief on the horizon.  If there is no trustworthy leadership and no one can … Continue reading

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The Super Sweet Blogging Award

      It’s hard to resist an award that allows you to post a picture of three scrumptious cupcakes on your blog.  Thank you very much to Jo Robinson at Africolonial Stories for nominating me for The Super Sweet … Continue reading

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Italy: our first non-camping package tour was a revelation

#9 on our 15 favourite trips list. I grew up in the burgeoning NY suburbs of the 50s, out on Long Island.  It wouldn’t have mattered what your ancestral culture might have been, in that part of the world at … Continue reading

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Grandmothers, granddaughters, and the Circle of Life

I’ve been a grandmother for 7 years now. Not a grandmother who lives across town from her grandchildren, who has the family for Sunday dinner every week, and who has home-baked cookies waiting when the grandkids drop by. But, for … Continue reading

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Repetitive strain injuries, they just keep repeating

Runners expect to get injured.  That doesn’t mean we like it – or that we don’t complain bitterly and try everything imaginable to ignore the twinge of the day until it’s no longer just a twinge and is now impossible … Continue reading

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