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Paul’s birthday mile

Posted on January 26, 2024

Paul, from one of my running groups, the “UO Noon Runners” turned 86 today. This group has a tradition of doing a “birthday run” of some type, whether it be a mile, your age in miles or kilometers, or something of the sort. We all met up to run with Paul for his birthday mile before heading over to a place for coffee and treats. It was a wet, cold and rainy run, but a good crowd showed up for it. Paul is inspiring as are this small community of runners. I am grateful that circumstances caused me to bump into them and that I stuck around (it’s been 6 years I think). When I’m 86, I hope to be able to do a…

EOM (End of Month)

Posted on October 29, 2023

October flew by it seems. I updated my Now page with bullets of some relevant items. A lot happens and is happening: teens, friends, runs, family. All with worry and concern, grief, love, attention, poetry, and prose. I hold it all in my heart these days. Some recent photos below: It was 25 degrees F when we all met up for our run this morning. I’ve missed this group, the Noon Group as we are called. Some of them have been with this group for 50 years, some 30. Me? 6. I’m just a kid. Our weekly Saturday run takes us over the Autzen Footbridge, which connects the UO main campus to the football, soccer, and baseball stadium areas. The river’s warmer-than-air-water was transitioning…

Been much too long . . .

Posted on May 26, 2023

It has been over a month since I updated my site, which is not what I intended to do when I revived it a few months ago. However, life has been, as can be seen in this post, full. Here we go: Sara won an award! I am fairly quiet in terms of my spouse, Sara, but this one, to me, deserves a shout-out. She was the recipient of the 2023 Nursing Excellence award in the “Innovator” category. She has a detailed way of thinking about things and noticed processes that could be improved in terms of the day-to-day work that she does as a nurse at the local hospital. These are being implemented across the hospitals in the system and she was nominated…

Weekend(er)

Posted on April 9, 2023

The weekend: UO Women’s Softball with Nora, new season of sports (Spring soccer), robotics continues, and running with pals! Two complimentary tickets were offered to UO Staff for the game on Friday evening. It was my first time in the relatively new ballpark, and it was quite nice. New season of soccer for Nora. New players, a new coach and new dynamics, but always fun for her. Growing up, indeed! This is a screenshot from the South Eugene Robotics Team’s (SERT) Instagram from their competition that was held in Cheney, Washington, over the weekend. They did really well and now are on their way to the World Championships competition in Houston, Texas in two weeks (!). Jonah seems to have found his niche, as…

A day at the Smith River cabin

Posted on January 7, 2023

Yesterday I spent the day with my friend Tom, – runner, writer, and all-around handy fella. I was mostly a “gopher” for him as he continued rehabbing his family’s home in the Coast Range of Oregon, south, and west of Eugene. It was beautiful to be there, tucked away and off-grid. We did a few projects: cleaned the wood stove chimney, replaced a woodstove, installed a toilet, and hauled a couple of logs that had been left by the roadside. Fun was had by both of us. Mostly it was great to spend time with Tom, in his element, and at a place that I have come to understand from him as one of his sacred places. Here are a few photos from the…