Category Archives: metaphor


Jess and I have been watching The Big C on Netflix, and it has led to a fascinating little exploration into my own cancer related psyche. We’re in season 2, and I’m enjoying it so much more than season 1, … Continue reading

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Goal Shift

I got back yesterday from Chicago and running the inaugural Chicago Women’s Half Marathon. I did not reach my goal of 2 hours. This was also my goal back in September–then, my time was 2:03:57, and this time it was … Continue reading

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Bread for the journey

Please excuse the dried dough on my hands. I’m making bread. Those who have known me for a while know that this is something that I almost have to do. My mother is a bread maker. The memories of my … Continue reading

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I’ve never seen myself as a competitive person. Now, before anyone who knows me even a little bit protests that statement, you’ve got to understand the family I grew up in. Competition was a fine art in my childhood. Dishwashing … Continue reading

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