Monthly Archives: April 2014

Hoosier hysteria, the active woman’s girdle and other funeral notes

After last fall’s debate about whether runners and cyclists should stop for a funeral procession  — and my sister’s memory of how moved she was when a farmer stopped his tractor in the field — I couldn’t help watching for … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Uncle Dan

  Today we’ll bury an honorable man in a tiny church cemetery across the road from his farm. Where he can keep an eye on things. Because that’s the kind of guy Uncle Dan was. It’s easy to picture him … Continue reading

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Best post-run payoff ever

I have this terrible habit of dashing into the grocery store when I’m all sweaty and gross after a run. (I guess I think I’ll be so quick no one will even know I was there, right?) Well, on Sunday … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Making an Earth Day iMovie

Did you know Earth Day was also National Jelly Bean Day? In our class, we celebrated by making an iMovie to show our principal. I was the project director. After the footage was filmed, I put together an editing team … Continue reading

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Crockpot cornbread-crusted ham ‘n beans

This has become our go-to ballgame night supper, partly because it’s so incredibly easy but mostly because it’s such hearty comfort food — especially tasty after huddling under blankets on these windy spring evenings. The cool part is the thick … Continue reading

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Annexing new running territory

I’ve got three basic routes I run near our home another three near Bluffton and Oubache State Park I run with my sister (who HOPEFULLY will find time to start running again soon). But when I run in Fort Wayne … Continue reading

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Dealing with excess Easter bounty

Coming back from Grandma and Grandpa’s Easter shindig Sunday night, I tried to get out of the car with an armload of leftover desserts and wound up dropping the fruit pizza all over the driveway. “Good,” said Ben. “Now it … Continue reading

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Run/walk experiment #4: 13 minutes faster on a 15-miler

I can’t say I enjoyed the run/walk version of this course nearly as much as the previous week’s “long slow run.” There’s just something relaxing and meditative about going out for a long run that can’t be replicated when you’re … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: comfy shoes + no more cast!

My new Nike Pegasus 30 shoes are awesome!!! I didn’t realize how bad my old Adizeros were until I tried good shoes on. My Pegasus are the best shoes I’ve ever had!! They have AMAZING cushion and support. I also … Continue reading

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Gluten-free lemon coconut bars for amateurs

Should I put off this post about a really tasty treat that would be great for Easter (or any festive springtime celebration, really) because we only managed one crappy cell-phone shot before they disappeared? Nah. We live life on the … Continue reading

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