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Morning: A Gratitude List Morning: A Gratitude List

Morning: A Gratitude List

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 in Life

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.  – Marcus Aurelius I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind […]

Finding God in an Oklahoma City Garage Finding God in an Oklahoma City Garage

Finding God in an Oklahoma City Garage

Posted on Apr 27, 2014 in Life, Races

This morning I ran the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon. It’s part of a quest I am on this year to run 20 half marathons – nine of them in the remaining nine U.S. states I have not yet visited. This was an exponentially awesome decision on my part, because it crosses the things I love […]

Why I will march on Washington

Why I will march on Washington

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Today am flying from Chicago to Washington DC to participate in the Women’s March on Washington. Why? Why does it matter that a bunch of people march together outside? What does it really change? One of my friends asked me this question recently, and it got me thinking that it was important that I answer […]

Brainfood Brainfood

Brainfood

Posted on Nov 22, 2015 in Ideas

                          I have this habit of reading something that inspires me or something that I think would interest or help someone I know, and then moving on quickly to the next thing of the day and not sharing this something. So I am […]

Is branding more effective when you don’t plan it and you don’t pay for it? Is branding more effective when you don’t plan it and you don’t pay for it?

Is branding more effective when you don’t plan it and you don’t pay for it?

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 in Ideas

I’ve been observing (and participating in) the “branding” around the gay marriage movement, and asking a question I don’t yet have clear insight around: does the organization-agnostic branding of a movement help to propel it forward with funding and advocacy? Is it helpful in fighting stigma? There was a great piece on the history of the […]

How I made my decision about who to vote for in Chicago’s 43rd Ward aldermanic election How I made my decision about who to vote for in Chicago’s 43rd Ward aldermanic election

How I made my decision about who to vote for in Chicago’s 43rd Ward aldermanic election

Posted on Apr 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Today was a really interesting day, and I learned a little about politics and much about the campaign for alderman in Chicago’s 43rd Ward. In case you have been living in a cave or isolating in cynicism — Election Day is Tuesday and if you live in Chicago the outcome will directly affect your life. […]

South America Adventure in Lists South America Adventure in Lists

South America Adventure in Lists

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Travel

  When I travel, I keep a little notebook. For some reason on this trip I started keeping odd lists. I like to notice patterns, and don’t really believe in accidents anymore, it is much more interesting to find meaning in things. Here are my lists and my observations about them. Travel days on this […]

Window Repair for Greater Happiness? Window Repair for Greater Happiness?

Window Repair for Greater Happiness?

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Life

One of my favorite blog posts by Gretchen Rubin (Happiness Project) is about identifying “broken windows” – seemingly minor signs of disorder or discontentment in our lives that can serve as warning signs or opportunities to examine what is really going on inside, you know, your feelings. She says fixing some of these things can […]

Drowning in Email?  “tips & scripts” that will make your life easier Drowning in Email? “tips & scripts” that will make your life easier

Drowning in Email? “tips & scripts” that will make your life easier

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Ideas, Life

One of my favorite guides is Alexandra Franzen. She “writes about how to be a better writer and a nicer human being.” Today my inbox included a gift from her that I would like to share with you. True to her own advice, when I asked if I could share her post on my blog, […]

Hotter Than Hades – A Race Review Hotter Than Hades – A Race Review

Hotter Than Hades – A Race Review

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 in Races, Travel

Saturday I ran the Hotter than Hades Tribbett Half Marathon, in Leland Mississippi. (I love typing out the full m.i.s.s.i.s.s.i.p.p.i – isn’t it hard to say that word without sing-spelling?) This is part of my challenge to myself to run 20 13.1’s this year and try to run them in states I have not yet […]

Why do men lie about their age? Why do men lie about their age?

Why do men lie about their age?

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 in Life

I’ve been writing a good deal about things I’ve learned, helpful tips etcetera. But this is one issue I know nothing about, and I’d love your perspective. I recently (briefly) dated a man that lied about his age. I met him online and yes, I know that it is common to fib about your age online. […]