Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cruising at 56; or, How She Attempts to Rage Against the Dying of the Flight

I have run 14 half marathons in a span of 12 years. Each training cycle moves me out of my comfortable routine of regular five milers, prodding me to go further and faster. But though several of my training cycles–especially … Continue reading

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The Decline of Grandfather Oak

Across the ravine, between glints of sunlight and weaving among lines of vertical trunks, a single leaf falls. Within a few seconds, another twists to the ground. As my eyes scan the space before me, I realize this is a … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Autumn

Walking to my cabin today, appropriately on the first day of autumn, I picked up the first fallen leaf of the season: my favorite, a sugar maple gone golden, with bursts of red fire pulsing up the veins. If I … Continue reading

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