Category Archives: musings

No Guarantee

A text message this weekend: How’s your healing? The message, from a friend with whom my path crossed during a short stay in Minnesota a lifetime ago, is like many I’ve received recently. Friends and family checking in to see how I’m healing (great!), how I’m navigating crutches (old hat!), and if I’ve lost my...

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A Few Things From Where I Sit

One week post surgery. What does one do after surgery on the hip, you might wonder. Well, let me just tell you. To date, I’ve spent approximately, 70 hours in a little machine that moves my leg up and down, up and down, and then up and down again. Multiply by ten thousand. Then, time...

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A New Starting Line

The nurse enters the room where Chad and I are sitting and takes the seat across from us. She looks through her paperwork before looking back toward me. Okay, she says, have you used crutches before? Chad and I look at each other and laugh and I do everything I can to keep my eyes...

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Front Porch Mornings

Summer mornings, for me, have typically included stepping out onto the roads before the sun crests the horizon. I spend an hour or so, pounding the pavement and clearing my head with the sounds of early morning work crews rushing by. On the roads, I am lost in thought, lost in podcasts, lost in the...

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