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The Secret

“Seems to me it ain’t the world that’s so bad but what we’re doing to it, and all I’m saying is: see what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance. Love, baby, love. That’s … Continue reading

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Twenty-Four Years to Boston

Twenty-Four Years to Boston – My Journey From the Vegetable Aisle to Boylston Street, a memoir based on the marathon, is now available at Amazon Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble Nook Books.

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Age Is Only A Number

“I’d rather be dead than singing Satisfaction when I’m forty-five.” – Mick Jaggar   It doesn’t seem that long ago that I’d tell people I planned to run a marathon when I turned sixty. I don’t make such ludicrous statements anymore. Instead I simply say … Continue reading

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2015 – Take That First Step

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.” – Rumi The first step is always the hardest–registering for the first class in a degree program, the first day on the job, the first step of a marathon. Yet the … Continue reading

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Longer Than You’ve Been Alive

“We’ve been doin’ this longer than you’ve been alive Propelled by some mysterious drive.” – The Old 97s A few months ago I was running downtown with a few young runners who asked how long I’ve been running. I answered their … Continue reading

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Inspiring Story of a Courageous Young Runner

“Running makes me happy, it makes me feel normal and whole. When I’m running I feel safe… everything is fine.” Kayla Montgomery Kayla Montgomery has the heart of a gladiator. When she was fourteen she fell in a soccer game and … Continue reading

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The Ageless Insights of a Remarkable Young Woman

“The notion that it’s too late to do anything is comical. It’s hilarious.” – Marina Keegan Marina Keegan’s essay “The Opposite of Loneliness” has the power to cure aimlessness and restore purpose. Keegan writes, “The best years of our lives are not … Continue reading

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