Legacy Tripping

The dictionary would define Legacy as a gift or a bequest, that is handed down, endowed or conveyed from one person to another. It is something descendible one comes into possession of that is transmitted, inherited or received from a predecessor. I’ve been thinking a lot about legacies recently. We called in hospice for my father today. […]

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The Netherlands

When my father turned 80 this past month, I racked my brain to come up with the perfect gift. A new book? A sweater? A fabulous dinner out? Pot Brownies. But then I remembered it’s still illegal in Florida so we went to the Netherlands. My folks came to Europe to visit and we decided […]

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Happy Mother/Oma/Girlfriends Day

I never expected to have kids.   No, I don’t want to hold your baby. Please remove your small child from my Prada purse. Smell it? You want me to smell it? Smells like sour milk and crackers. There’s a scene from the movie Overboard where the mother says to Goldie Hawn’s character: “But darling, if you […]

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Reunions. Maybe You Can Go Home Again (& Other Life Lessons) Run 50

My parents are in town for a week. Parkinson’s makes it difficult for my father to travel and he doesn’t do well out of his routine but I needed them and they came. Life Lesson #1: Ask for what you need. Don’t expect to get what you want but ask for what you need. I […]

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Camp’n in New Jersey – Run 50

Over the river and through the woods To Grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh Through white and drifted snow. I grew up in New York. Every Monday we would leave our Rock Bound Highland Home and head over the river and through the woods for dinner with my […]

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Real Strife vs the Celebrity Life – NYC

This past weekend I was in NJ & NYC for a run and to visit family. (Stay tuned for my Jersey recap. It was an epic run.) Sunday was supposed to be a Central Park 4 miler. However, the evening before enticed by wonderful conversation and an equally enchanting liquor selection, I indulged in a […]

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The Delaware Easter Bunny

Cherry Blossom 5k in Wilmington, Delaware 9:30am on a Saturday. This was a blah race. Not because anything bad happened but because nothing happened. I didn’t run faster or harder or grow stronger. I didn’t make friends or enemies or intentionally trip the sorority girl running in a hot pink tutu and “i run for […]

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Flowers, Friendship & Functional Fitness

This week, my last week at my little flop house in Florida, I took a much needed break to rest my body and my mind (heavy emphasis on the mind.) But not running a USATF road race doesn’t mean I can watch the Bridget Jones trilogy eating Ben & Bernie & Jerrys. I had crap […]

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Me and My Long Gray Line

I have a Parlor Trick. “I can name 5 of your classmates.” Anytime I come upon a USMA grad, I start off with this game. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it freaks people out.  One time it got me a Yankee double header but that’s another story. Having spent my first 18.5 years at West Point […]

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