Writing

The Trouble with Nightmares

Nightmares are like earthquakes. They come without warning and leave you shaken. But it’s the aftershocks that cause the greatest anxiety. When does it end or will it just keep coming back? Waking up after a bad nightmare is similar to waking up in the middle of an earthquake. Your eyes pop open, your heart […]

Living by the Numbers / Fighting Time

I’m someone who likes to track numbers. Calendar dates, meeting duration, time running, distance. Weight. Number of hours fasting. Or feasting. I’m always looking at goals and percentages too. 60% there. 70%. 80%… If the scale says I’m up by 7 pounds overnight (and it has, I assure you), it can ruin my day and […]

Hat

First World Runner Problems

When I started this morning’s run, I realized, oh crap, I left my hat in the house!  I usually wear a cheap baseball cap, one I picked up a couple of years ago at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. I wear it to keep the sun out of my eyes. I realized, as the sun […]

Wisdom from Miss Marple

I often have vivid dreams. This morning’s was so profound, I’m still thinking about it. It was about friendship, how some people can be fake–you think they are “for you” but they are secretly cheering when you are down or hurt. Two people were having a conversation with me in my dream and they revealed […]


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Doubt if you will,

but the truth is that which I have told,

and forever rests upon lies

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