Unexpected Inspiration + A Lot of Fun, Too!

August 31, 2014 at 5:31 am
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I would normally scoff at driving more than 7 miles each way to run a 2 – 3 mile fun run/shakeout run. That said, I am a big fan of Lauren Fleshman as a runner, a business person and a writer. I love her Runner’s World column, her quirky Picky Bar marketing and her personality as it shows through in interviews, etc. When Fleet Feet Chicago announced that she would be the pacer at the Magnificent…

An Awesome Set of Lessons Learned…

August 28, 2014 at 5:59 am
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I started reading the uber smart blog Brain Pickings a few years ago. This blog was started seven years ago by Maria Popova as a quick email to some friends. Brain Pickings is a “human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why, bringing you things you didn’t know you were interested in — until you are. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email that went out to seven friends…

Friday Finds: Good News (Or Spunky News) Every Day + More!

August 22, 2014 at 6:25 am
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Are you like some people who skip the news every day because it is all bad news, all the time? Have I got a find for you! Meet Arkleus. They say, “It’s All Good: Good stories. Good people. Good times. Every day on Arkleus.com” What does that mean? This website posts good news every day in four categories: Action, Tech, Creative and Life. They also show most popular and featured stories. Some stories have video…

Thought Provoker from Daily Zen List (+ My Two Cents)

August 17, 2014 at 8:20 am
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Don sent me a note that said that this “Daily Zen List” was “blog-worthy.” I trust Don, so I checked it out. I agree but I feel that this list requires a bit of preface. The author is being sarcastic. I LOVE the sarcastic. That said, it doesn’t always translates as well in the written media. This may be why those of you who only know me here on the blog may think I am all…