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State vs. National

Eric had heard really good things about the Big Bend State Park (as opposed to the National Park that people mean when they refer to Big Bend.)  So, we took a day to visit it.  We stopped at a ranger … Continue reading

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West Texas is Crazy Beautiful

Look, I wish there was a more clever or unique way to say it, but basically West Texas…holy shit. Eric finished a massive job that he’d been working on, and in education, Spring Break is a good time to get … Continue reading

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Tattoos on the Heart: The Belief in Slow Work

As soon as I finished reading the physical copy of Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle, I got an audio copy from my local library.  When I got close to being finished with the audio version, I bought … Continue reading

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Nasty Women for the Win

One of the arguments that I regularly have is about Jane Eyre.  I hate that novel, and I talk about my hatred for that book more than a little bit.  Almost always there is a woman standing nearby who is … Continue reading

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Books Are Not a Luxury–Reading as Resistance

I have written a lot about running and exercise because, much like Rio Silvestri in Kelly Luce’s Pull Me Under, running is a way of getting out of my head.  It is a way of coping with anxiety and depression. … Continue reading

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Run, Lady, Run

There were two things about Kelly Luce’s book Pull Me Under that instantly sold me on it.  The first was that the main character, Rio Silvestri–formerly Chizuro Akitani–was an ultra runner.  In reading a lot of memoirs of endurance athletes, … Continue reading

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Back of the Pack

Last week, Eric and I ran the Cap10K, which was a fun time except at the end when it was next to impossible to get a damn banana after running 6 miles, and I thought I might collapse before I … Continue reading

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