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I have done a foolhardy thing. I signed up for another marathon. In Napa Valley, to be precise.

This will be marathon number six for me. Numbers four and five unfolded two years ago and within five weeks of each other, a mathematically reckless decision that cured my itch to run 26.2 miles in one go. That is until very recently.

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Colorful greens to beat the winter blues

I realize this post title might evoke images of MacGyver defusing a bomb with a freshly chewed stick of wintergreen gum. I’m talking about the other winter greens—you know, Swiss chard, kale, and leafy vegetables in that vein.

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January is a busy birthday month in my family. As the story goes, my mom insisted her children would be born no closer than three years apart; my dad insisted we be no further apart than three years. My brother Paul and I are separated by two years, 356 days. Talk about precision pregnancy.

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Denali, pondering her New Year's resolution

Denali, pondering her New Year’s resolution

Why hello, stranger. I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and your return back to work this January wasn’t too jarring.

I hardly touched a computer over the holidays. Which isn’t a bad thing. After all, a coworker once told me the reason computer screens glow is from the stolen souls of office workers. So as a preventative measure, I let my laptop collect some dust the past couple weeks.

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