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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Milan for Morons

It’s fashion week in Milan, Italy. That means 3 things for me. I wish I was still young and thin and wrinkle free enough to walk a runway or pose outside Jimmy Choo with a pair of shoes three times my income. I wish I were wealthy enough to buy said pair of shoes I […]

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My Very UnGlamorous Paris Adventure

Ah, Paris! The city of love and lust, home of fashion, art and culture. I went to the famous French city to run La Parisienne – a 40,000 woman only road race under the Eiffel Tower and around the ancient city. I took the train from Germany – a very fast, very cool, very comfortable […]

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Germany

It’s been a while, race fans. Pour yourself a cold glass of Chardonnay and let’s recap. I’m a hiker, skier, drinker, runner, ENFP on the Myers-Briggs Personality Test.  I’m running road races around the world – All 50 states (for me) and Europe (for EU Parkinsons) to raise awareness for the disease which has sidelined […]

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Run Europe

Erma Bombeck, my favorite author and literary muse wrote this check list as a reflection on life: I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. I would have talked less and listened more. I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, […]

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Church vs Faith

I like church. I like the buildings – giant gothic cathedrals, gargoyles, pipe organs, gold crosses that seem to glow even in the absence of light. I like passing through Little Italy by Canal Street and seeing all the Marys-in-the-half-shell. I was raised in a church. Literally. My house was literally in a church. With […]

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Memorializing in Maryland. Run 50 – Run to Win

Memorial Day is not Veteran’s Day. Confusing the two is like eulogizing Grandpa when he’s going in for a dental cleaning. Right audience, wrong occasion. For the most part, holidays are joyful. (Enter tacky reindeer theme sweater here.) Living near DC is especially fun during major holidays like Veteran’s Day, Forth of July, and when Congress […]

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