Author Archives: Jane Fritz

Trump Announces Charity Run To End The Accidental Torture And Dismemberment Of Journalists — from The Out And Abouter

Reblogging yet another required-reading satirical piece from the redoubtable Out and Abouter.  Laughter’s always a good counter to despair or rage. In the latest sign that U.S. President Donald Trump is taking the tape-recorded killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi as … Continue reading

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Go-go, go-slow, or no-go?

Go-go, go-slow, or no-go? This might be the question you ask yourself as you wake up on a weekend morning after a late night, knowing that you have lots to accomplish before the day is out. How am I feeling? … Continue reading

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Thinking about how people impact our lives

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada and, as Canadians, we have much to be thankful for. This day alone is a gift to be thankful for here in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Calm, crisp, sunny, and brilliantly decorated with the splendor … Continue reading

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Terry Fox: a shining example of one person’s ability to make a difference

Terry Fox was a young man who succumbed to cancer at the age of 22, a month short of his 23rd birthday. He died in 1981, 37 years ago. So how can a young man, dead all these years, be … Continue reading

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If you see me collapse, pause my Garmin

“If you see me collapse, pause my Garmin.” That’s one of my favourites among those humorous sayings one finds on running t-shirts, especially those found at race expos. I laugh every time I see it. It’s poking gentle fun at … Continue reading

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Help, I forgot to ac-cen-tu-ate the positive!

I stand accused of having become too negative. Me, little Miss Glass-half-full. Me, who sang Bing Crosby’s song, Ac-cen-tu-ate the Positive, to my university’s former VP Finance, encouraging him to stop spending so much time dwelling on the negative side … Continue reading

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Is running really 90% mental?

Lately there seems to have been a number of articles talking about the mental side of running. I’ve even seen articles recently on this subject in such unlikely places as the New York Times and the Guardian. As an old, … Continue reading

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