Run long enough in the woods and the flowers that were budding on the way out will be in full bloom on the way home. When you study the trail map, follow the arrows and let Siri help, a 20K is a real 20K. But after the runners spread out and you are alone in the woods, you will still doubt yourself, although you can hear the birds much better. RunKeeper will tell you the elevations of all four hills you climbed, but it’s best to not know such details until after the race is done. Sand is for horses. But a Bob Ross tattoo on a man’s calf kind of works. Two years of trail racing with RunnerSusan and that jar of honey and organic bamboo shirt still makes excellent swag.

This beauty is just down the road.

WPA bridge over the Brazos River, Graford, Texas, April 12, 2014

WPA bridge over the Brazos River, Graford, Texas, April 12, 2014

And while we were there taking pictures, a guy caught an excellent bass.



Overheard in the Wolfe House #265

by Peggy on April 7, 2014

Peggy (as Sam set up his phone GPS in his new car dock): Will Siri give us directions?

Sam: Droid doesn’t have Siri, Mom.

Peggy: Debbie then?


Out like a lion

March 31, 2014

Tomorrow is the first day of April and the first day of autism awareness month. I don’t think I will participate in the blue-washing this year. This month has been filled with numbers. I was going to funny-blog about one of them — passing the 2,000-mile mark on my running odometer — but now I […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #264

March 28, 2014

(specifically, overheard at the grandparents’ house) Aunt Chris: Did you see the movie “Frozen”? Sam: Yeah. It was cool.

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Black Bottom Cupcakes

March 25, 2014

This weekend, probiotic potions practice including starting a batch of soy sauce and making a batch of cream cheese. The soy sauce will probably be done about Christmas, but the cream cheese is ready to go. I promised Michael some of it would go into an old family favorite, black bottom cupcakes. It’s so yummy. […]

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Probiotic Potion Master (in training)

March 16, 2014

I wish that the amount of awareness and research into autism and the gut was part of our lives when Sam was a baby. I can’t help but think things would be different. I touched on some of the problems that emerged when he was a toddler in See Sam Run. But there was never, […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #263

March 13, 2014

Sam: By the way … Peggy: What? Sam: Do you want to know something? Peggy: Yes, I do.

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See Sam Drive: Lost in mid-cities

February 20, 2014

If I ever doubted that no good deed goes unpunished, the lesson was reinforced today. Michael had a job interview and asked to borrow the truck, since the air conditioning is out in his car. (This is February, you say. This is Texas, I tell you.) So out of his routine was he, that when […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #262

February 20, 2014

Sam: Mom, I’m very relieved to be home. Peggy: I’m relieved to have you home. [No hug; END scene]

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To work

February 18, 2014

When Sam graduated high school and got his first job sacking groceries for customers at Albertsons, a dear friend and knowledgeable researcher told me that he would grow up a lot from the experience. He was right. The things you need to grow and be successful on the job, even just organizing your life in […]

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