One: It's the last weekend in April, and I realize I forgot to remind you (or myself) about National Card & Letter-Writing Month. And then, conveniently, I was reminded of how important the U.S. Post Office is, for all of us, how getting a letter in the mail is one of life's great joys, how … Continue reading P.S. A few more things, April 2020
Running a marathon at sprint pace, without a course map. That's what this feels like. If you're a runner (now or in the past), then you know that trying to run a full marathon at sprint pace is a recipe for failure (and injury). Sprint workouts during training will improve marathon time, sure. But even … Continue reading A few things: April 2020
The lie existed, abstract, before it even entered my house in the form a book from a well-intentioned friend. "Wait a few months before you read it," she suggested, "but I think it will help." She was trim and blonde and stylish, my friend, her hair freshly cut and highlighted. The book, the lie, stared … Continue reading Don’t skip to the end.
Well, I thought it might be nice to say hello (hello!) and to do something that feels normal, even though absolutely nothing feels remotely normal at present. Let's give it a try anyway: Things to do at home... The creative world is so alive right now, sharing how-to videos and free courses and helping everyone … Continue reading A few things: March 2020
This is a night I want to remember. It started like this: It was light and warm, the sun still out. We were all out walking our dogs, all the neighbors, and walking our legs, and getting some fresh air, tired of being inside, weighted down. Then walking led to sitting on a porch, just … Continue reading A night to remember.
A few months ago, when my knee had recovered enough to give me basic mobility, I took a tennis lesson from a pro whose background is sports physiology. He's a bit of a miracle worker when it comes to injury recovery, and I had faith that he could help me get back to my regular … Continue reading A few things: February 2020
The most important information in this post is this: Monday, February 3, 2020 is the deadline to register to vote in the Tennessee presidential primary on March 3, 2020. Put that date on your calendar: March 3. If you have a child who is newly of voting age and planning to attend college in the … Continue reading The long arc.
The original plan was to write and post and share all of this stuff last weekend, but I was busy writing Charlie Brown's obituary, trying very hard to make it funny because if any dog deserves a funny send-off, it's Charlie Brown. One day you'll get to read that obituary and decide for yourself whether … Continue reading A few things: January 2020