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Happy Hallmark Day

Driving through a parking lot this morning I had to stop several times for people rushing in front of my car. Wild-eyed men-type people. Then it hit me: tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. They were going to See’s. Once I was out of elementary school and no longer decorating...

Chrysalis

There was a girl I knew once. She was fourteen years old last time we saw each other. Her quick smile revealed lavender and pink rubber bands on her braces, I remember, and you got the impression she was like every other bubbly blonde on every other high school...

15 Things I Learned From Indoor Cycling

As I posted last Wednesday, the cycling studio I briefly attended closed its doors 10 days ago. While the owner told me tearfully she had yet to turn a profit and that her dream was over, my mind raced to a bigger issue: what was I going to do now? Join a big-box gym?...

Running For Dummies

No, I’m not implying you’re a dummy; after all, you’re reading my post—that’s a testament to your intellect right there. But I’ve been challenged to explain running in such a way a child could understand it. Which is ironic, because kids and running go together like...

An Offer I Should Have Refused

“Club what?” I asked. “Club Pilates. It’s opening next to Subway,” the woman on the bike next to me answered. Hmmm. When one door closes… Because as it turned out, a door was closing—the door to the spin studio I’d joined eight months back. I’m not a fan of cycling,...

Why Time Travel is a Bad Idea

When my brother was about 4 and I was about 5, we tried to build a time machine out of cardboard boxes. I’m not sure why Mom let us think it might actually work, but since this was the same mom who gave us a bucket of water and brushes so we could “paint” the house,...

Burnin’ Love

Okay, the house is on fire and I can only grab 5 things. Assuming humans and animals are safe, here’s what’s coming with me, in no particular order: Racing medals. Some bring back fond memories and others…well… Let’s just say some came with a price. But it’s not the...

I Missed My Calling

Today's Daily Prompt got me thinking about words. New words, specifically. When I learned the Oxford Dictionaries issue quarterly updates, I presumed it was because (1.) these newly-minted words are much too important to wait a whole year for, or (2.) they have to...