Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Dark Side of "You’re So Beautiful"

 My sister came to visit with her son, her new partner and his daughter for a couple of weeks this summer. It was wonderful. She came on runs with me, would meet me at work and walk home with me. … Continue reading

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Reflections from a cross-country train ride #2: Seattle to Chicago

Brace yourselves. This be a long post.  J, the official photographer of our rag tag family, selected a few images out of the hundreds he shot looking out the window of the Empire Builder. I will comment wherever possible, but … Continue reading

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June in Books

Let us take a pause now between all this vacation talk and look at the books read in June, a motley assortment of mostly lighter fare that reflects the harrowing season. Of the books started in May, I only managed … Continue reading

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Reflections on a cross-country train ride #1: Seattle

First of all, this freakin’ continent has got one large waistline. Unless you think of Central America as the waistline, then the whole of Americas looks more like Pamela Anderson – top heavy with a sleek Brazilian booty. But I … Continue reading

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