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Ekphrastic Poetry

“When we get more houses than we can live in, more cars than we can ride in, more food than we can eat ourselves, the only way of getting richer is by cutting off those who don’t have enough.” – … Continue reading

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The Gallant Warrior

“I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains.” – from The Boxer, Simon & Garfunkel I remember the Saturday afternoon in 2009 when Gil and Sue visited our home in Bucks County and we hoisted beers, told stories and … Continue reading

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Chilly Philly Love

“The more an empty writer perseveres plowing through barren fields, the closer he is getting to the good stuff.” – jb The LOVE ice sculpture mirrors the original creation by sculpture Robert Indiana. Artist Peter Slavin helped Fear No Ice with the sculpture as part of a Valentines Day … Continue reading

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Well, Since You Asked–I’m Running Again

“Man is rated the highest animal, at least among all the animals that returned the questionnaire.” – Robert Brault A follower woke me up recently. Runner500 asked how my personal running was going. I looked back and was stunned I … Continue reading

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Climb for Billy

“Youth has to do with spirit, not age.” – Henry Miller A few weeks ago I mentioned that a buddy of mine was fighting lung cancer, now I’m going to put a face to the story. Billy and I go … Continue reading

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Maiden Voyage Into Book Promotion

“The first step is awkward, followed by a progressively satisfying journey that last a lifetime.” – jmb If there was an award, Most Inept Social Media Marketing by an Author, I would easily win (related topics: Worlds Worst Running Blogger and … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Story

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis B. Smedes I never set out to write a running book. What happened was that I started to keep a bunch of notes, more … Continue reading

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