Month: August 2016

Photo by Ian Schneider   “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” -E.E. Cummings As summer slips into cooler days, I stand at the bus stop with fresh-faced children hoisting heavy backpacks filled with sharpened pencils and smooth-covered textbooks. Watching the yellow bus pick them up and pass by me, […]

Want to become a better runner? Run more. Run hills, trails, and distance. It isn’t a complicated formula—when we want to improve, we must practice. Repeated throughout our childhood, we know well the mantra that “Practice makes perfect.” The problem is we learn too soon that perfection doesn’t exist, causing many of us to reduce […]

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” –Henry David Thoreau Tired of the air conditioning and needing fresh air, I recently opened one of my kitchen windows. Hearing them, I sighed. The sweetness of the familiar summer sound mingled with the bitterness of what that sound meant. The […]

We all know that person who seems to know everyone and whom everyone knows. To all appearances, this person’s popularity is enviable but closer observation often reveals the insincerity of these relationships. After all… How many times has an acquaintance stood by you at the funeral of your loved one? How many times has an […]

I don’t claim to have the expeditious cooking skills of Rachel Ray nor the culinary expertise of Ina Garten, but I do enjoy cooking. Although whipping up elaborate meals isn’t a nightly ritual, I will, occasionally, create tasty fare that at least satisfies the sophisticated palates of my little boys. I enjoy cooking because it […]