Tag Archives: Ohio

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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Crossing state lines, one awesome word at a time

EN ROUTE TO LANSING, Mich. — Long road trips provide a wealth of wordplay, if you know where to look. Especially if you pay attention to highway overpasses and see classic street names like Fangboner Road (east of Toledo, Ohio). … 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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‘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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