Live theater is good medicine: a year at the Guthrie

board game

Another “brainy time” activity: trying new games at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Social Science event in July

This week, as I wrap up my first year of season tickets to the Guthrie Theater, I find myself addicted to the music from new Broadway musical, “Hamilton.” It plays in my car and from my iPod during my short runs lately, and earworms from the musical fill various filler pockets (i.e. waiting for coffee to brew, walking the long halls at work) of my days with new vigor and/or brief meditations on history and human nature.

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A four-bear trip: Glacier National Park 2016

upper waterton lake

Looking south over Upper Waterton Lake

So, campfires.

Burning the small dead


broke from beneath

thick spreading

whitebark pine.


a hundred summers

snowmelt        rock        and air

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Afton Trail Run 2016: A Booted Paparazza


Ten bazillion greens and a pack of tough competitors

This blog isn’t just about running. Lately it’s not about much at all: sorry for the silence! I’m handling a stress reaction/fracture in my foot. This means: wearing a big plastic boot, most of the time, which also means: not running. Since May 21! Not walking much, either. But I’ve gotten the go-ahead to do some hiking in stiff, tall boots, which I’ll do in Montana, shortly. Continue reading