Monthly Archives: August 2016

Running (or Walking) the Numbers

As I mentioned, last week I decided to increase my pace to the reputed Roman legion standard of 4 mph, and I’ve maintained it through this week. Three days in, I’ve already completed an IKEA half-marathon and change at 14.2 … Continue reading

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Some Wednesday Morning Linky Love

Some cool stuff I’ve run across in the last little while… First off, my friend and former teacher Patti White (whose work I’ve recommended in the past) has a poem in Rappahannock Review. It’s lovely — you should read it. Secondly, … Continue reading

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Weekend Potpourri

The first week of year 14 is in the books, and week two begins tomorrow, so here’s a little of this and that. *** The beginning of term is of course a time of first impressions, as I meet my … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Overcommits

As you know if you’ve been reading me for a while, one of my goals when I started this walking stuff back in May was to enter (notice I didn’t say “compete in”) a 5K walk/run event the college does … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Earworm, Heather!

Friend of the Berries and Mondoville English alumnus Heather is seriously ailurophilic. I don’t recall precisely how many cats she has in her current menagerie, but it’s enough for me to call it a menagerie, so there you go. (Despite … Continue reading

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“Best Wishes in Your New Location”

The house where I spent my teens in Kentucky was next to a cemetery. About half of it (the graveyard, not my house) was occupied while I lived there, and the neighborhood kids and I would play football in a … Continue reading

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Godspeed to the Hip

As part of my love affair with the city of Toronto (which dates back to my childhood), I’ve spent a significant amount of time listening to Canadian radio, and because of their CanCon rules, that means I’ve likely heard more … Continue reading

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