Hampshire Gazette column: Parenting and Dog Ownership

I wrote a column a few months back about being a parent and how that has made me be “between dogs”. I tucked that one away on my laptop and kind of forgot about it.

But, I dusted it off last month and submitted for publication. That column was published today in the Hampshire Gazette!

Read on.

They are interested in publishing something from me again for the March “Families” section. I don’t have a column in the works but it usually only takes me a few moments to get inspired. So much to reflect on as a parent.

I hope you enjoy today’s column!

Mount Washington

I didn’t start hiking seriously until I moved to western Washington in 2000. Many backcountry trips later with many experiences in rough terrain and bad weather, the high mountains had gained my respect.  This also meant falling into the snobbery that absolutely exists amongst western hikers when they hear about mountains of the east coast.   Continue reading

My column about the job search in the Hampshire Gazette

My daughter does her damnedest to upstage me in the photo. I’ll give her the edge on this one.  Continue reading

Preschool “Senior Year”

My son starts his last year of preschool in Amherst, Massachusetts tomorrow. Continue reading

Nursing a sore Achilles

When does a metaphor become real life? When you strain your Achilles tendon and it prevents you from running.

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The legendary Mt. Washington

In a couple of weeks I will hike to the top of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. At 6,288 feet, t’s the highest point in New England but it’s reputation is for extreme weather. Continue reading

No metaphor here

I’ve been nursing a sore Achilles heel for about a month now. I ran on it for a few weeks to get in shape for the Bridge of Flowers 10K. Continue reading