Tag Archives: persistence

What the Duckpin?

I grab a grimy ball and shuffle to the lane. Visualize! Firm wrist. Go straight. Follow through. The little ball finds the gutter. Again. A groan escapes my lips. I could be home on the couch. Middle-aged and empty-nested, I’ve … Continue reading

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Bar Juggling Scene

We all have a lot to juggle. Kids, work, home, exercise, chores, coming up with new things to write blog posts about…. The list goes on and on. How do we keep all the balls in the air? Sometimes we … Continue reading

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I Bust a Move on Dance Central a/k/a Cartoons Pity Me in My Basement

“I can’t get no satisfaction.” — The Rolling Stones I’ve never been accused of busting a move, but I’ve learned yet again that persistence pays off. About two years ago, I started playing the Dance Central game for Xbox’s Kinect. … Continue reading

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When the lights flicker on at the Parthenon

In the presence of the Parthenon, disappointment stabbed me. Finally in Athens, I climbed the hill to the Acropolis in the extreme heat of the afternoon. I passed through the ornate gate, and, lifting my eyes toward this majestic temple … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Mud: My Rugged Maniac Race Report

The Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race AKA Mud, Mud, Hills, and Mud Crawling in mud on my hands and knees while ducking under barbed wire on a chilly Massachusetts morning isn’t usually my idea of fun, but it turned out … Continue reading

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Hiking Mount Katahdin, the Final Summit of New England’s Highest Peaks

Hiking Mount Katahdin With a grueling 11 hours of continual effort, I managed to complete a project I started with my husband over 20 years earlier: to summit all of New England’s highest peaks. I may not be a fast … Continue reading

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50, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Push-up

(Push-ups Part 1: Push-ups Challenge, Part 2: Push-ups, Revisited, Part 3: Still pushing, Part 4: Collapse one push-up from goal) . Victory! I’ve been slogging away at the dreaded push-up for over six months. I’ve sure had my ups and … Continue reading

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