The Write Stuff

IT'S TIME TO MAKE one of those "put up or shut up" moves. And 'tis the season to do so, after all. I began this 2011 with the goal of sharing my journey to my first marathon and from there to my “year of being 50” celebrations, including a 600-mile bike trip and my first …

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A Post from the Cave

Yesterday I was innocently working from home when my cell phone rang. The caller ID read "UNAVAILABLE" so I should have known better. But just in case it was someone from the office, I picked up and said hello. "Hello?" a female voice replied. Then after a moment, "I'm so sorry - I was adjusting …

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A Hundred Thousand Moments

This morning I went to the semi-annual Dan (black belt) test at my Aikido school's main dojo. It was a long test, with three people each testing for shodan (1st degree), nidan (2nd degree) and sandan (3rd degree) rank. But it was also an exciting test to watch. At Dan level you see everything from …

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Why I’m Not Giving up Goals

Last month at my favorite writers retreat, I was talking with a friend about my running, and that I'd just run my first 50-miler (hey, she asked). She shook her head. "How did you ever do something like that?" she wondered. I told her about my "year of being 50" activities and the stuff I'd …

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