Random Reflections

Life in the Time of Coronavirus

I’ve written this blog post in my head a dozen times, usually while walking or running through my Petworth neighborhood or in Rock Creek Park. But every time I’ve sat down to try to actually type the words on my laptop, I’ve frozen. I’ve stared at the screen, wondering what was the “right” thing to …

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A Return to Blogging

The thought of blogging again has crept into my mind now and then over the past couple years. I have visited places or experienced things and thought to myself that I wanted to share more than just my photos on Instagram or Facebook. I continue to get messages from readers with questions about my past …

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Happy new year

New Year, New Everything!

  Happy New Year!   I woke up this morning in a new apartment in a new city, ready for a new year. After a disappointing 2015, I am ready for a fresh start in 2016 and it really will be a new start in about every way imaginable. I am in the middle of …

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Good Riddance to 2015

Last year around this time, I had high hopes for 2015. Rather than making vague resolutions, I set specific goals. I was going to learn French. I was going to publish an e-book. I was going to pay off all my debt. I was going to reach my ideal weight. I was going to finish …

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Chicago marathon

My Final Marathon Prep

I’m writing this as I sit in my hotel room in New York City, the day before the marathon. I had the best intentions to chronicle my marathon training regularly over the past 12 weeks but as you may have noticed, that just didn’t happen. Life has been crazy busy (read: work has been crazy …

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