47 Minutes in Hell & Heaven

The Setting On a recent trip to the great state of Colorado, I had the opportunity to get outside every day in pretty spectacular settings. Walking, running, hiking and skiing (and occasionally falling on my ass) in the slightly less oxygenated mountains of CO proved to be exactly what this doctor ordered. Superlatives came in the hundreds…

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Running Wild

I probably had it right back when I first started running: if I ran at just the right pace (and that means SLOW), I could probably run forever.  For a long time that’s how I rolled. I only wore a watch when I went out for a long one just to make sure I’d return before…

Natural Prozac

A lifetime ago, during my freshman year at Oberlin, I called my dad on a lonely Friday night feeling homesick, left out, like I needed my dad. Oberlin was a dry town, and the college did not have a Greek system. That night, like many other Friday nights that year, my friends were out smoking…