Thinking on Our Feet

One recent Wednesday morning I wrapped up a hot, long early run feeling like indulging myself. I walked to the nearby coffee shop and gazed with longing upon the chocolate pistachio croissant on display there. But there was a problem. “Sorry,” the manager said. “Our system is down.” She spent the next few minutes trying …

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My Cellphone, the Enabler

My daughter stopped her conversation with her mother in mid-sentence and looked across the table at me. “Dad, what are you doing?” I looked up at her. “We’re having brunch together as a family, and you’re on your phone? Playing BRIDGE?” I apologized and put the phone away, but it was too late. My worst …

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Running Tech: Luddite vs. Gadget Man

I was at my desk, innocently trying to get some work done, when GadgetMan came into my office. He had something to show me. Something he was sure was going to improve my running experience. We all know a GM, right? He who must have (and show off) the Latest and Greatest of all things, …

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