Monthly Archives: July 2012


Practice Makes…Harder? 19

I am, according to my training bible, Marathoning for Mortals, a bona fide LONG DISTANCE ATHLETE. I’ll pause here a minute to let you take in the full glory of that. OK? Sufficiently impressed? I’m sure. I was recently disabused of a long-held notion, one that I told myself as […]


New Traditions 3

My mom’s birthday is on the fourth of July. As a kid, I thought all the fireworks that exploded over the hill in my grandparents’ backyard was the small town way of celebrating. Mom’s large Irish family filled the yard, the house, even the garage. More food than was reasonable […]