Overheard in the Wolfe House #310

by Peggy on January 23, 2017

Sam: Today’s the first day. (pauses) I hope I like everyone.

Peggy: That’s a nice goal.

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Random thoughts from the first Knob Hills half

by Peggy on January 23, 2017

Pack 166 people on a single-track trail in the uplands of Grapevine Lake and they’ll spread out quickly; soon enough, it’s mostly just you and the birds for a couple of hours. Except for that guy and his target practice. Flooding is not good for trees. Flooding collects so much of the detritus of our modern life that it obviously takes months for volunteers to pick all of that litter up and haul it off in trash bags. The abandoned refrigerator that was a landmark during the drought is still a landmark, but much further downstream. And it has a twin.

But the sunrise was beautiful.

 

With our finisher medals, at the finish line, because we done did finish it.

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A grown-ass man

January 12, 2017

Sam came home today after spending three days in Fort Worth. He has competed every year at the Chisholm Challenge, a series of horse shows for riders with disabilities. It’s part of the events that lead up to the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Sam added another silver belt buckle to his collection, but that […]

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Not remedial, but cutting edge.

December 22, 2016

About a month ago, a television reporter went to elementary school classrooms around these parts to tell us about “wiggle chairs.” The chairs helped first- and second-graders sit at their table and get their work done. I recognized them instantly. When Sam was in elementary school, he went to the occupational therapy lab once a week at Texas Woman’s University. […]

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Random Thoughts Running in Eureka Springs

November 6, 2016

It takes a long time for the sun to come up in the mountains, too. Old men step outside at dawn to drink their coffee and breathe the air and they all remember to say good morning and their dog doesn’t follow you. There is no flat route in the mountains, even old mountains. If you […]

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Random Thoughts on the Palo Duro Trail 20K Fun Run

October 16, 2016

First, if the crowd you are running with considers a 20K a “fun run,” consider yourself warned. Keep the rain guard off your tent and you can watch the satellites fly by. You can also wake up to the full moon’s travels across the night sky. Walking down the draw before sun-up to the starting line, where […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #309

October 10, 2016

Peggy: Look! It’s a full arch now. Sam: Yep, it’s a high-def rainbow.

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #308

October 1, 2016

Peggy: So how was it, being in the Aubrey Peanut Fest parade? Sam: It was good. Really good. Almost as good as Fourth of July.

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Random Thoughts on the third Tours des Fleurs

September 17, 2016

You really can forget your race bib on the top of your dresser. No one thinks you need to be stopped from running 20 kilometers around White Rock Lake at 7 a.m. on a Saturday. Trimming your toenails before a race is not optional, no matter how recently you last did it. I don’t know about […]

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Making of a recipe (Raspberry Scones)

September 16, 2016

When I stop to think how far Sam has come, not just since he was a child, but even his first few semesters of college, I am awed. During these past 10 years of adult life, he’s met tough challenges head on and showed that he can think on his feet. He does so well that I sometimes […]

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