Land of Enchantment 1

When I was little, probably my pre-teen years, my brother and I would come with our mother to the Land of Enchantment. Specifically, we’d visit a small town in the northwest corner of New Mexico called Farmington. This was where my grandparents lived and where I was born. Behind my grandparent’s house was a huge ...

The best barber ever 3

I’ve always been cautious about who cuts my hair. Most barbers look at my sex and assume my hair can be clipped using an electric trimmer with a number five guage. I prefer a pair of scissors and a comb, someone who takes time with my hair, who treats me with respect and doesn’t just ...

She’s one! 2

She's one!
It was a weekend of parties and a weekend of preparing for parties. Friday afternoon half of my parents arrived and saw their granddaughter for the second time in her life. While I prepared for the party by baking batch after batch of cupcakes and cakes, they played with little m and enjoyed her blossoming ...

The one AM wake up

Have you ever startled awake in the middle of the night? You’re eyes open and you stare at the ceiling. Just a moment ago you were fast asleep and then as though it’s the middle of the afternoon you are full-on awake. Maybe you were dreaming of something, or you heard a sound that popped ...

Quote

From The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker: The thing about life is that life is an infinite subject matter…And the difficulty is that sometimes it’s hard to tell the truth because you think that the truth is too personal, or too boring, to tell. Or both. And sometimes it’s hard to tell the truth because the ...

Snow Day

I had planned on writing this yesterday. Ah, yesterday. The national weather service (hey, isn’t that socialism?) predicted a blizzard in New York City and Mayor Bloomberg, chastened by the city’s response to the Christmas snow of 2010, promised a rapid cleanup. I expected schools would be closed. Day care follows the New York Public ...

Laundromat Rant

A continuing series of thoughts written while waiting for the clothes to dry at B. Bubbles laundromat. I ran home in the FiveFingers today. The temperature in Central Park hovered around 30 degrees. It was wonderful. There’s a woman in the laundromat tonight folding her clothes. She wears a black winter coat with a faux-fur ...

Once a Runner 1

Once a Runner by John L. Parker Jr. My rating: 4 of 5 stars Quite simply, Once a Runner is a novel about running. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold by the author at foot races across the country, the book became a cult favorite among high school, college and professional runners of all abilities. ...

17 Miles 1

On a whim I decided to make today a long running day. It started at 6am with a 7 mile run with my running buddies. We haven’t run much together in the last three months or so and it was nice to be on the street with both of them again. We chatted about life ...

Give this guy a job

Seriously, wow. via FilmDrunk