A Place to End

Early this afternoon—at about 12:15pm—I had an experience that I’ll never have again in my entire life.  I embraced it calmly, perhaps unable to react because it didn’t seem real.  Truthfully, as I write this about an hour later, it still hasn’t sunk in.  I’m guessing later on it will—the realization growing as the day progresses.  Maybe I’ll feel it this evening when I pop open a bottle of champagne. Its not that I’m not excited.  I am excited!  And I’m happy.  It just doesn’t yet seem—real.

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Act III or ‘The Victory Lap’

There is a game I like to play in my head.  Its something I do to battle exhaustion at times when it really matters—when I’ve got to keep going just a little bit longer.  Mostly I play when I’m running.  I’ll have put in four grueling miles, sometimes more, and I know I’m a mile from home.  Though I can barely breathe I’ll shout into the little microphone on my earbuds “Hey Siri, play _______.”  If she understands me through my grunts and groans she complies with my request, then I lower my head and think:

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100,000 Words and a Lofty Goal

Well, this is a first.  I’m getting my Tuesday process post in just under the wire tonight.  My work schedule changed this week on account of an annual facility maintenance shutdown, and I’m enjoying my afternoons and evenings at home.  My writing schedule is shot to hell though.  I don’t mind.  I said before Thanksgiving this was probably going to happen.  Truthfully its nice to have this forced break.  Its allowing me to focus on Christmas and prepare for the new year.

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A Tangible End and Running Shoes

I seriously considered letting today pass without one of my usual Tuesday posts about the process.  Truthfully I don’t have a lot to write about at the moment.  I haven’t read any more inspiring books and I’m not struggling with how to convey this or that idea.  In fact, I’m not struggling at all, and thats a really great feeling.  But still I decided to put down a few words.  This one is going to be short and you won’t find a link to it on Facebook.  I’m not taking the time to come up with an eye-catching graphic to accompany it.  Its just a few words, mostly for those of you who’ve been kind enough to subscribe to my scribbles.

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