Wishes Do Come True 1

Wishes Do Come True
More than five-and-a-half months ago, on her fifth birthday, little m made a wish as she blew out her candles. She didn’t tell anyone her wish—not even her mother to whom she tells all her secrets—because she didn’t want it not to come true. But she held on to her wish through the winter and ...

Two Days in Albuquerque 1

Two Days in Albuquerque
Read about the first day of my Albuquerque adventure, a discussion of Mesabi Pioneers at Bookworks. Rehearsal and a Run The main reason for coming to Albuquerque was the wedding of my publisher’s son. Back in October in Minnesota they had asked me to officiate their wedding. I was honored that they’d ask, but I ...

If the shoe fits… 1

If the shoe fits...
I read with interest this article from the New York Times, referencing a study published in the British Journal of Medicine. The authors of the study proposed a very simple rule for selecting the right running shoe for every one: pick the one that feels most comfortable. I’ve been running for most of my life, ...

The Tri-Borough Challenge 2

The Tri-Borough Challenge
M gave me directions. “Get off at this exit, then go down Tillary. You’ll turn left at Adams.” “Can I turn left on Adams?” I asked. She zoomed in Google Maps on her phone. “Yes, you can turn,” she said. I saw the turn lane. The light turned green just as I got there and ...

Veil, Duster, and Tire Iron, by Alice Huyler Ramsey 1

Alice’s Drive: Republishing Veil, Duster and Tire Iron by Alice Ramsey by Gregory W. Franzwa My rating: 4 of 5 stars I first learned about Alice Ramsey several years ago while researching the history of America’s interstate highway system. In the first decade of the 20th century automobiles were in their infancy, and many people ...