Georgia – Guns, Revivals and a Cracker Barrel

Valdosta, Georgia. 8am on a Saturday. I drove 5 hours into the night so I didn’t get to fully appreciate the Florida to Georgia highway. In the morning I was able to view it in all its glory. Here’s the highlight: Billboards. So many billboards. In a 5 mile stretch you can buy a gun, sell a […]

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Florida. Roll with it.

Sarasota, Florida. 10am on a Saturday. I wasn’t suppose to run in Sarasota. I was supposed to run in Melbourne. But life happens. I was supposed drive my parents across the state. We had a lunch date with one of our favorite cadets from the class of ’89, spend the night with one of our […]

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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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Lent.

I am not Catholic. Sacrificing for our faith wasn’t a part of our Easter time rituals. (Be clear – there were plenty of pro-faith sacrificing we did. Stay tuned for my “Dress as your favorite Wise Man or Shepherd” Halloween post.) I remember there were a few years my father gave up his beloved daily […]

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Running with Jesus

Recap. Whats this blog really about: I subtitled this blog “Exercise and Edification.” I’m running a road race in all 50 states over the next year+. So far this year I’ve run in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. But running is only part of it. I’m on a journey to discover what I really believe, how to […]

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – It Always Snows in Lancaster

Alexandria, Virginia.  9 am on a Sunday. Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. 2pm on a Sunday. Today I ran 2 races and checked off 2 states. I started with a 5k in VA. It was fine. I went home, downed a cup of coffee and half a loaf of gluten-free-sugar-free-flavor-free zucchini carrot bread, grabbed my little family and […]

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The Day Stardust Died

    David Bowie died. The day after, David Sime died. This post is about him. My father has always been a good athlete. As a young kid in Fairlawn, New Jersey, my dad met David Sime. They played together. Motivating each other, they became great athletes. Co-captains of their high school football team, track, […]

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