Our Children Are Watching Us!

We watch our children, but you know what, they also watch us! This has always been one of the most frightening parts about being a parent for me. They watch closely when we say please and thank you. They watch with little eyes and learn when we are kind to a stranger in need. Unfortunately,…
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It’s Been A Long Journey; 10,000 Miles Of Running!

It was spring 2009. I had been walking our new dog Maxie for miles every evening through the previous winter. Maxie was and still is a crazy, willful dog who wants to go 100 miles per hour every time she leaves the gate. I had fought with her about who was in control every step…
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The Summer Of “Grease”

Yesterday was a warm summer day. I was driving down the highway, and like I sometimes do, I had the windows down rather than use the air conditioner in my pickup. It’s hard for others to imagine why I enjoy getting a continuous rush of noisy, hot air across my face, but I understand it…
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Grandma’s Marathon 2016: Father’s Day In Duluth!

Back in December I decided that Grandma’s would be my 11th marathon. A couple of days later Carl told me that he wanted to run this one with me, so I signed him up too. A couple of days later Sue signed up for the 5K, so all of us ended up planning on coming…
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A Journey With My Son

A marathon isn’t an event; it’s a journey. Runners who have trained for one of these grueling events know what I mean. You sign up for a race, then spend several months preparing for it. You spend many hours training while at the same time holding a job, spending time with your spouse, raising your…
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