Category Archives: Weather and Seasons

An Unremarkable Summer Evening

The Harvard outdoor track at twilight Is it a trick of memory, or was there a time when I wasn’t so dull and listless in the afternoons? I feel sure that when I was younger I had the vigor to … Continue reading

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Early Morning Run

Today I woke up early, and – before my waking brain had the chance to weigh in – had pulled on shorts and a t-shirt, had found socks and a battered pair of Mizunos, and had eased downstairs and out … Continue reading

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Sharing Battle Road

So here it is May, and in Southern New England spring is in full riot. Gardens have flowers again, and trees have green leaves. It finally feels like it’s OK to put the storm windows up and the screens down. … Continue reading

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Spring, and remembering how to run

A short meditation for an early spring day…. It’s the last day of March, and the weather reports are predicting rain, sleet, and snow for the Boston area — an early April Fool’s Day prank from the God of Seasons.

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One Fine Day

  Carole King, One Fine Day According to the almanac, official spring arrived on Monday morning at 6:29 a.m., although I missed the moment because I was still asleep.

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Life in 2016

As 2016 drew to a close, I was a little surprised how many people on social media (and elsewhere) went out of their way to throw rotten fruit at the year on its way out. Of course there’s a long … Continue reading

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The Natural Order of Things

“Once there was a shop owner who wanted a sign to put up in front of his shop to bring him good luck and many customers. He went to a Zen monk, and asked the monk to write a sign … Continue reading

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