Street Seen

Cringe-Worthy

Okay, it’s only because we’re friends that I’m about to share this with you. It is, without a doubt, my most embarrassing moment. Ever. My youngest daughter, who was about 16 at the time (and, as a point of reference, a very intelligent girl who 2 years later received...

The 13.1-Mile Sweet Spot

Running requires decisions achieved by trial and error; sort of a physically fit version of Goldilocks, if you substitute GU flavors, shoes, and running surfaces for gruel, chairs, and beds. Had Goldilocks experienced the illusions of grandeur we many runners have,...

Why I Won’t Get a Tattoo

I don’t like butterflies or shamrocks or tigers on people (not "on people" as in a man-eating tiger, rather "on people" as in a tiger snaking down an arm). Maybe it’s symbolism these tattooees are after, but here’s what I see: The butterfly lover is an 8-year-old girl...

Unconscious Coupling

Driving home the other day I saw an older couple waiting to cross the street. Nothing alarming there, right? And yet the scene evoked the type of fear usually reserved for that gap of time between medical tests and medical test results. Why, you wonder, would such a...