Defending November

November’s first magic is the urge to run again. November makes me want to run, emphasis on the want. Longer and more often. October’s lunch hour walks became November’s lunch hour runs. It’s finally cold enough. Although I don’t play with the Flower Girls anymore, I still wear the flowers. Each month I choose a…

Winning By Losing

My employer offers a monthly wellness program with weekly challenges. We earn points toward rewards by completing the challenges. The challenges range from bring your lunch to work to meet a daily step count to go to bed earlier each night. One challenge is to do something creative once per week. Do it more than…

Blue Ribbon Maternity

Ignoring, of course, the implication that I couldn’t or can’t give my mother an award. What do you mean “If I could?” Posthumous awards are given all the time, which irks me. As do honorary degrees and giving someone a lifetime achievement award too early in a lifetime. Although I admit it might be hard…