Running Again

At the beginning of Spring, I signed up for two races, the half-marathon Dam to Dam in the summer, and the full Des Moines Marathon in October. This was my second half, but I’d never come close to a full marathon, so signing up for it was aspirational motivation. I was training with a group running long on Saturday mornings, so as the time for the half approached and I started thinking about the full, I was feeling more and more confident that I would actually be able to run it. Then I ran the half, and things went wron... »

Pointless

I can find no objectively positive outcome to arguing about politics, and even less to obsessively following it on the news and social media. Every day, several times a day, I find myself online, checking to see what the latest horrible thing Trump said or did was. Then I browse the right-wing sites to see how they spin it to a positive, and call everyone else blind fools or liars. Sometimes I read the comments, which are filled with name-calling, off-topic rants, half-truths, misdirection, and outright lies. I read this, and I get angr... »