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Claire: Making it Happen

Well, it’s almost come to the end, and I promised myself that I would try to be more specific about how I would make my goals a reality next year. In this post, I laid out goals for next year … Continue reading

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Claire: The Day in Haiku

I’m tired after a very busy week behind me and another ahead, so I’m going to revert to haiku to chronicle the best parts of my day. 1. Laughter in my class And my daughter’s open arms I find gratitude … Continue reading

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Kristen R: December Reflections – No. 1

I cannot believe the last month of 2013 has arrived. I keep saying to myself, “Finally, it’s here,” while also thinking, “December is here¬†already?”¬†It’s a strange, conflicting feeling. Never have I recorded pieces of my life in regular snippets as … Continue reading

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Claire: Textures of Ireland

Well, there is the sod, soggy yet steady underfoot, turned by farmers’ shovels and stacked neatly in lopsided piles. There is the sleek smoothness of silage under wraps–long sheets of hard plastic housing fermenting grasses for the cows. There is … Continue reading

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Claire: Gearing Up for Winter

I can’t believe winter has not officially begun. We had our first real snow of the season this morning with just enough white on the ground to linger for a few hours. The winds are whipping too; Free and I … Continue reading

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Claire: My Mother’s Words

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice” Peggy O’ Mara My mother’s voice comes to me in waves. I don’t remember what it was I said the first time I said something that originated with her, … Continue reading

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Claire: Getting On With It

Yesterday morning was the scheduled day of my last long training run. My goal was to do eight since my week’s mileage was quite low. I ended up only doing six, and before I left the house, I spent about … Continue reading

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