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The Rhino

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(Journal entry written while flying from Hoedsprit to Cape Town on 9/4) “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”  …said the note on our bed this morning when we came back from our last game drive this morning, the one in which we saw the highly endangered white…

What I want to be reincarnated as…

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I spent a lot of time on safari considering which animal in the bush I would most want to be. The obvious choice is a lion. You get to sleep 16-20 hours a day, the rest of the bush is terrified of you, and you basically get to eat whatever…

Greetings from South Africa!

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There are all of our other vacations…and then there’s this one. I’m currently watching about twenty impalas around the watering hole off our deck, and one baboon which is down from FIFTY about an hour ago. His family is still nearby though because I can hear occasional yelling somewhere through…

My Arms Will Be Covered In Swallows

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I am officially one of the lucky ones. Today is the fifth anniversary of my diagnosis with ALS. Everyone in the ALS community knows that dreaded “2-5 years life expectancy” phrase – it is shorthand for how brutal this disease is. How fast. How lethal. And still, it glosses over…

New High, New Low: Austin Marathon Race Report

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“What do you want to do for your birthday?” DP asks me in January. “A race…duh.” I say, smiling. So 2:30am last Saturday, the alarm goes off for our 46.5-hour jaunt to Austin. Why Austin? Because they have a marathon in February. Also, I’m toying with the idea of doing…

Grieving in Shifts

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I can now definitively tell you that it is possible to collect some of your happiest and saddest memories on the same day. A week ago Sunday, I completed the RDC Marathon, rounding out the 35.5-mile Challenge for the weekend (5k + 10k + marathon). I gave out “thank yous”…

Rex Wellness Garner Race Report

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Driving home on Sunday after the Rex Wellness Sprint Tri in Garner, I found myself locked in a bizarre sort of mental argument:   “Should I just give up on doing triathlons?” “Should I do MORE triathlons?”   The first question made tears prick behind my eyes, but replaying scenes…

Scene at the Fifteen

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  Class of 2003 at our 15th Reunion When we arrived on campus for my 15th class reunion, I felt no tugging pangs of nostalgia. Maybe it was all the new buildings and renovations, or the fact that we were running late so maybe it felt a bit too uncomfortably…
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