Tag Archives: Ohio State University

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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Road trip revelations: A weekend in Happy Valley

Of the many observations I made visiting my son this weekend, one made all the rest possible: he is happy and thriving on the path he has chosen in life. That confirmation allowed me to enjoy the weekend, without any of the common … Continue reading

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A lasting image, 35 years later, in black and white

This post is old-school all the way. It’s about a photo I took in 1978, using black & white film and developed in a college’s spartan photo lab, stinky chemicals and all. I’ve held onto this photo, and some others … Continue reading

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A magical, musical moment among good company

It was 2006, a pivotal year marked by my oldest son going off to college. He had just moved into his dorm, and he and I joined his two younger brothers at a campus lunch joint. Each of us brought … Continue reading

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