It makes me feel a little guilty. Nearly every time I go out dancing, someone compliments me, asking something like, “Are you are a professional?” or saying “You are amazing!” Last week, a couple that I had never met was having enough fun watching me that they bought me a drink. The truth is there […]
If you are looking for an event where you can run at whatever pace is comfortable for you and still have just as much chance of winning as the fast runners, this is it. For this race relay, the Boise Y-Striders Turkey Trot, there are teams of 4 persons. Each member of the team gives […]
For the record, I would rather be completely barefooted and have been mostly barefooted since last spring. About a year ago, I went from being just a barefoot runner (for about 2 years) to being a barefoot person as much as I possibly could. Since I work at home, that is a lot. I have […]
The word organic is abused, but I like definition number 3 in my dictionary: denoting a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole. It reminds me that feet are designed to “fit together” with the ground for walking and running… and dancing. I have experienced […]
If it had been a little warmer, Jackson would have been a nearly perfect town to run around in with bare feet that morning. The roads and paths were asphalt well within my comfort zone for longer distances. Also, there were wide bike pathways throughout town, without more than an occasional bike, so there was lots […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.