Monday, December 31, 2012

So long, 2012.

"For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice ... and to make an end is to make a beginning." -T.S. Eliot
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

A New Year

"The time has come
To stop allowing the clutter
To clutter my mind
Like dirty snow,
Shove it off and find
Clear time, clear water." -May Sarton
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Few

"I've always written for a small audience consisting of people like myself, who are well-educated, worldly, skeptical and snobbish (meaning that they rank good taste over bad). And who believe that nothing and nobody is special." -author Simon Raven
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Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Darwinian

"Probably all organic beings which have ever lived on this earth have descended from some one primordial form, into which life was first breathed. There is grandeur in this view of life that ... from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved." -Charles Darwin
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Rolling

"Someone we loved has fallen from our thoughts, making a little, glittering splash like a bicycle pushed by a breeze." -Ted Kooser
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." -Washington Irving
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Monday, December 24, 2012

To the Max

"Don't forget: more 'tude, more verve, and never chince on the good stuff." -advice from a friend.
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

At Altitude

"I have always felt I was most myself in the mountains. There I have done the bulk of what is called my creative work...I find most tranquility camped by a mountain lake at timber line." -Kenneth Rexroth
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Holidays

"Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind / we feel for what we take; the larger kind / we feel for what we give." -Edwin Arlington Robinson
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Public Speaking

"My main reason for turning into an essayist [...was] the painful fact that I stuttered so badly that writing essays was my best chance to talk." -Edward Hoagland
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Back At It

"I started back running Nov. 1. I was tired of all the aches and pains I had from not running." -Phil, after this morning's run.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Writing

"I can't persuade myself that writing is honest work. It's great fun and I love it. For one thing, it's the only way I can get to sit down." -Shirley Jackson
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Alive

"If it's true your life flashes past your eyes before you die, then it is also the truth that your life rushes forth when you are ready to start to truly be alive." -Amy Hempel
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Friends and Enemies

"I believe that people should write biographies only about people they love, or understand, or both. Novels, on the other hand, are often better if they're about people the writer doesn't like very much." -Penelope Fitzgerald
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hook 'Em

"I'm doing super... my grades ... they are doing okay." -text message from my youngest brother, who's in his first year of college.


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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Progress



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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Distance

"Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running." -Julie Isphording, retired American long distance runner
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Unsettled

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue ... Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers." -Rainer Maria Rilke
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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tree Bug

As seen outside Starbucks.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Winter Thoughts

"Such dear loneliness. Going along to no man's clock. No one knows my middle name for a thousand miles. Thinking back to childhood. Astonished that I could find my way here." -Jack Gilbert
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Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

No. 1

"But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You're the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much." -Johnny Cash to June Carter, 1994
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Joy

"Running has always been a relief and a sanctuary -- something that makes me feel good, both physically and mentally. For me it's not so much about the health benefits. Those are great, but I believe that the best thing about running is the joy it brings to life." -Kara Goucher
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Role Models


"I’m not a feminist, but we’ve got feminists up here. And I see some of the signs they post like they’ve just discovered feminism. And I want to say, oh, no, no, no. You really need to talk to your grandmothers, or your great-grandmothers. They know what feminism’s all about; they didn’t talk about it; they did it. They provided role models for a lot of us at various generations. It’s much more than about Rosie the Riveter; it’s about living it, taking care of your family." - quote from CC's senior-most faculty member.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Runner's Xmas

Saw this on Runner's World's Facebook page. Love.
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy December!

Click to make larger. This is hilarious.
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