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Photo 101, Final Day: Triumph, best shared

Today’s Photo 101 assignment asked us to capture an image of triumph. I went to the files for one of my favorite vicarious triumphs — one of my sons completing his first half-marathon, in 2011. I snagged the above shot … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day 4: Bliss is in the eye of the beholder

Today’s assignment: Choose an image that represents bliss. I took this photo last September during an early morning run training for the Columbus Marathon. That’s when I’m happiest — outside in nature, running, in shape and with a goal in sight.

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Would you swap your talent for someone else’s?

Let’s say you’re a gifted painter. Maybe you don’t make a living at it, but it’s a source of pleasure and fulfillment, occasionally joy. But for years you’ve wished you were a standout baseball player, even though you’re not so … Continue reading

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Unexpected lessons learned after running 26.2 miles

Running 26.2 miles provides plenty of lessons and revelations, but it’s often the unexpected that stand out. Here are four from Sunday in Columbus, Ohio — kindness, helplessness, desperation and yes, more kindness. Kindness  After finishing the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon, … Continue reading

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It’s not a bucket list, it’s a GAF list

The principal of the high school where I taught English many years ago once showed up at a faculty picnic wearing a baseball cap with ‘DILLIGAF’ on the front. When I found out what it meant, his approval ratings went … Continue reading

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‘Running with the Angels’ in Columbus, Ohio

It’s a time-honored tradition at marathons for spectators to hold up signs to motivate runners pounding out 26.2 miles on foot. The signs range from clever to irreverent, and usually get a smile from otherwise exhausted participants. All that was … Continue reading

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A familiar face among the ‘Fallen’ at the Marine Corps Marathon

Ellen Brunet wasn’t going to let a government shutdown keep her from honoring fallen Marine Cpl. Kyle Schneider in Washington next Sunday. Ellen was prepared to go to D.C. and run 26.2 miles with friends if the Marine Corps Marathon … Continue reading

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Team Hoyt: the ultimate father-son love story

For years I had heard of “Team Hoyt,” but it wasn’t until I saw Dick Hoyt in person and did further research that I understood what the words love, sacrifice and courage mean. “Team Hoyt” is Dick Hoyt, 73, and … Continue reading

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