Month: April 2010

I’ve been wooed by the premise and promise of barefoot running. I bought a pair of Vibram Five Fingers (a barefoot running “shoe,” not a marital aid), and joined the revolution with enthusiasm and resolve. But as much as I want to love these things, the jury is still out. Read Born to Run and […]

I ran my first Triathlon last  September. I shattered my goal of finishing the same day I started and raced across the finish line minutes ahead of the closest octogenarian. But as much as a rush as it was to live through the event, it was the entire process that hooked me, and one that […]

My son’s, “WAIT DAD,” didn’t register with me earlier this evening as I leaned heavily and with great frustration on the flush handle of the kids’ bathroom while shouting a warning of, “Please flush the toilet when you have finished doing your business…you’re old enough to know better.” As I was right at the “old […]

Insurance is a beautiful thing, unless of course, you need it. A couple of weeks ago, in a period of about 24 hours, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights. By my count, our third 100 year deluge since 2007. The downside , obviously, is the spawning fish that now live in the family […]