Category Archives: Weather and Seasons

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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Traveller in Two Worlds

    A week and a half ago I ran alone in the late afternoon, nine miles along the Reformatory Branch trail from Concord Center to Bedford Depot and back. A couple of days later I ran with the team, … Continue reading

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Fairhaven Bay

So here we are at the end of another August. Hints and warnings that it’s time to give up the long habit of summer are everywhere. A week ago I stopped on my way home from work to run on … Continue reading

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Oh, the Humidity!

The adaptability of the human body to environmental conditions is astonishing to me. As runners, we experience this as a year-round phenomenon, running in all sorts of weather that appears to others to be extreme, but is actually quite tolerable … Continue reading

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Ode to Summer Roads

Today is the solstice and the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the solstice also corresponds with a full moon, a phenomenon known as a “strawberry moon,” which, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, hasn’t occurred since … Continue reading

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Commencement

“That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.” – Henry David Thoreau Summer began last Friday. If you will be pedantic and insist that the solstice is still three weeks away, I won’t argue the celestial facts. But it … Continue reading

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Sixto de Mayo

“…Hang yourself, you will regret it; do not hang yourself, and you will regret that too; hang yourself or don’t hang yourself, you’ll regret it either way; whether you hang yourself or do not hang yourself, you will regret both. … Continue reading

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