Tag Archives: blogging

Why are some blog posts so much more popular than others?!

Like many bloggers – call us recreational bloggers – I write for myself more than for a readership.  After more than 5 years in the blogosphere, some years writing my heart out and other years trying to wean myself from spending too … Continue reading

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#1 rule of writing: put bum in seat

It’s amazing how much you can forget when you go back to work for a year and are forced to put everything you’ve been so engaged in on hold. Like getting back into running. And writing. It’s taking me longer to … Continue reading

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To write is to think

I stopped blogging just over two years ago because, to be honest, it had become too addictive. I’d finish one blog post and then immediately start thinking about what the next one should be. Eventually it dawned on me that … Continue reading

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Thanks for the memories

I‘m so glad we had this time together, …      The Carol Burnett Show theme song The second anniversary of my journey with Robby Robin is rapidly approaching. Time for reflection. And I think maybe it’s time to take my journey in … Continue reading

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That in-between week of looking back and thinking ahead

There’s something special about the week between Christmas and New Year’s. The pressures of Christmas – planning, buying, wrapping, mailing, cooking, cleaning (or at least tidying up), decorating, traveling, and whatever else is put in our path – are all … Continue reading

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Watching the snow, thinking of the sand dunes of Morocco

One of the most characteristic features of a steady snowfall – when it isn’t accompanied by howling winds, power outages, or the need to get somewhere when you should be staying home – is the quiet. If you are one … Continue reading

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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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