26.2 and Planting a Tree Too!

It was a banner weekend. A banner weekend indeed. In one afternoon I tried to save Africa and my community. Well, honestly alone I did neither and truthfully, dedicated troops of people did both on my behalf. I woke up Sunday morning at the ripe hour of 4:30 AM. Nerves…

The 30 Minutes that Almost Was

I am not sure there is a climate in the world better than the midwest in early Fall. Strings of sunny days, crimson leaves beginning to emerge on the trees, no humidity and it is always 70-something. Sure, we could use a little topography, a hill even would be nice,…

Let’s Do October Twice

This morning I walked my kids up the street to school and almost needed a sweatshirt. What a glorious feeling after a parched summer. Sure, this is Chicago so it will be 90 on Sunday but for one brief moment today I could feel Fall heading my way and my…