Author: chris

Pandemic Mood

We’re in the six month of pandemic lockdown, and ever since about week six, it’s felt to me like the rest of our lives will be like this. I know that’s not true, but feelings can often overpower the intellect. We are very privileged in the sense that we have been able to continue on […]

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Privilege

I still recall the first time I saw this video, which helped me to see things from a different perspective. I grew up poor in a small, rural, predominantly white town in the Midwest, not really aware of how people with different life circumstances might experience the world far differently than I do. Enjoy…?

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Decades

January 16, 1998, is a significant date in my personal history. That date marks a dramatic change in the trajectory of my life story. Prior to that date, I was on course for disaster. I liked to imagine that the disaster looming on the horizon would be dramatic and sensational, but in reality it was […]

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Good Bye, Dad

On Tuesday, July 4th, my father passed away. Here is what I read at his memorial service: When I was a child, my dad was my hero. I suppose that is true for many children. We envision our fathers being strong like Superman, brave like Batman, and inspiring like… SupermanĀ and Batman. Like so many other […]

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A Lot Can Happen in Two Years

It’s been just over two years since I posted here, and quite a bit has taken place in my life since then. Around the time of that last blog post, I had recently completed my first Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico. In the year that followed, I completed a term as president of the L.A.Leggers, I […]

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Corndog vs LA, round 2

You can watch a video of my limping across the finish line here. I showed up to Dodger stadium nervous but determined. I didn’t know how my ankle was going to feel once I started going, but I was willing to try it out. For about 14 miles, it was good and so was I. […]

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Recap of 2013

I did it! I made my 1000 miles in 2013 goal, in spite of the late-year bout of plantar fasciitis, which nearly knocked me out of the running. (groan) A few of the miles were on a treadmill, and a few were on an elliptical machine, but every mile counts in my book. Here are […]

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An Absent-Minded Professor

August was a long month. And it wasn’t just because I decided, at the suggestion of a running buddy, to run every single day in August. Or, having announced to the Facebook world that I made a commitment to run every day in August, I was coerced into setting a goal for myself of running […]

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Marathon Man

I was certain I had made a mistake by signing up for the OC Marathon. And I felt that doing so was just the first of a series of bad decisions related to running. And other fitness. I purchased my OC Marathon registration shortly after my previous blog post (about running the Hollywood Half, joining […]

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