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First Marathon: The Marathon Bug Bites

On Dec. 4, 1988, 25 years ago today, I ran my first full marathon in Dallas, Texas. It was spectacular! Early that year, I made the decision to run the Dallas White Rock Marathon. I realized this meant 9 months of tough training. I trained hard, on the roads, trails,...

Vets’ Day Tribute

  Remembering our Veterans on Veteran’s Day. We remember your amazing hard work, dedication, and amazing sacrifices made by you and your families. You will never be forgotten.  Poetry speaks much more eloquently that I can on a day like this.  Moved by reading and re-reading “In Flanders Fields”, Moina Michael in November 1918 wrote […]

  Remembering our Veterans on Veteran’s Day. We remember your amazing hard work, dedication, and amazing sacrifices made by you and your families. You will never be forgotten.  Poetry speaks much more eloquently that I can on a day like this.  Moved by reading...

Joyous 20-year Honeymoon

Twenty years ago today, (after a two-year courtship) I married my best friend, the lovely love of my life, my co-dreamweaver, Mimi DiRaimondo (an Irish-Sicilian beauty), in Rockford, Illinois. We were married at Holy Family Catholic Church (her family’s parish).  We had a long but joyous Catholic wedding Mass with a lot of music (as […]

Twenty years ago today, (after a two-year courtship) I married my best friend, the lovely love of my life, my co-dreamweaver, Mimi DiRaimondo (an Irish-Sicilian beauty), in Rockford, Illinois. We were married at Holy Family Catholic Church (her family’s parish)....