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We Hate Cancer

So after six months of riding many, many miles–sometimes starting as early as at 5 am, sometimes on as little as 3 hours sleep, sometimes in 90 degree heat– we have finally reached the weekend of The Pan Mass Challenge. … Continue reading

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Keep Moving

I was seven years old the day I walked home from school to find an empty house, cleared of all it’s furnishings, the halls echoing back my voice as I shouted, “anybody home?” It’s a clip, just a celluloid sized … Continue reading

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Dear Driver,

I know that you hate me. I feel your hatred rattle my bones when you drive up next to me, so close that if I were to turn my head I would see my reflection in your passenger window, stay … Continue reading

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Drowning

As the school year comes to a close, I am finding it harder and harder to keep it all straight. End of year picnics, brunches, dances and finals all fighting to be remembered in a brain that has about half … Continue reading

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Going it Alone

Being alone has been at the forefront of my mind recently. My teenage children 17, 14, and 11 have been particularly ornery lately and all three, even the nice middle one, have been using me as their punching bag. Quite … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It

So…according to some wack-job in California, the world will be ending tomorrow.  That means I don’t have to clean my house.  Not that I was planning on it anyway.  I don’t think I have cleaned my house top to bottom … Continue reading

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Get in Line

Toe the line . Stay on the straight and narrow. Onward and upward. It’s what we hear from a young age. Life is about pushing forward in a straight line. That’s what we are raised to believe. If we keep … Continue reading

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Let the Training Begin!

To say that I was nervous yesterday for the first long ride out on my  brand new,ultra light,racing bike I got for Christmas would be an understatement. I was shaking and sweating and actually found myself whining like a 5 … Continue reading

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Fearless

When I was growing up, my mother was ridiculously afraid of lightning . Whenever a storm threatened our family my mom would unplug all the appliances, make us put on our sneakers and wear rubber bands around our wrists and … Continue reading

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One Small Thing

My daughter is home sick today. That’s kind of a good thing, because as she lay up in bed with a fever that keeps her supine and sleepy, I am forced to stay home and get something done. Like writing. … Continue reading

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