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Now.  In Texas.

Now. In Texas.

          My personal and professional connection to the state of Texas spans nearly thirty years. (Spoiler alert: I am now licensed to originate mortgages in Texas). This story starts my senior year in college when I sought gainful post-collegiate employment. During my interview cycle, a large company flew me to Houston […]

One More Time in Chicagoist

One More Time in Chicagoist

          I got out of bed at my usual 5:50 AM this morning. The first thing I saw when I rolled open the blinds (I think it’s really a cord, but it feels like rolling) was fog. Thick, creamy, visibility draining fog. Since I knew I wouldn’t need to drive anywhere […]

Boston Marathon 2014 - Boston Strong

Boston Marathon 2014 – Boston Strong

          In the week before the 2014 Boston Marathon, I twice sat in a podiatrist’s office receiving laser treatments on my aching left foot. I injured my foot running a half marathon sixteen days before Boston. That half marathon was meant as a trial run and a check on my post-polar […]

Patriot Act 2 – Boston 1999 – the race

I found my spot in the corral for my bib and awaited the start.  I was in pain, sweating and doubting my sanity.  This was the Boston Marathon, a dreamed of event, and I was waiting for the gun with my back in spasm.  My plan, long before the spasm echoed the plan many runners […]

Patriot Act 1 – Boston Marathon 1999

I awoke early on Monday morning April 19, 1999 in a hotel room in Cambridge, MA. I ate quietly in the living room of our one bedroom suite as my wife and then 10 month-old daughter (she’s nearly 16 now) slept in the bedroom. I was tingling with excitement as I dressed and looked down […]