A cooling summer rain

Last week’s early-summer heat wave blasted New Hampshire and it was as if the land breathed a sigh of relief when this thunderstorm finally broke it up. Advertisements

Running for the Water

It was 3 a.m. when we stepped outside.  A slight chill was in the air and the stars were brilliant in the cloudless night sky.  My friend Jon and I were about to attempt something we had never done before to raise money for clean water wells in third world countries. It was 3:05 when…

Affirmation and strength

“I believe man must be free, both in spirit and society, that he must build strength into himself, affirming the ‘enormous beauty of the world’ and acquiring the confidence to see and to express his vision.” -Ansel Adams

Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk

Thanks to a tip from a co-worker, I learned about the Amoskeag Millyard Facebook page, where there some great photos of the pair of Red-Tailed Hawks as they’ve grown.  According to that page, the young hawks are both males and their name’s are Brady and Sullivan.

Western Mass. trail worth the hike

I travel to Western Mass. for military duty once a month.  One thing I look forward to when I go there is the opportunity to hop on the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail from the Notch in South Hadley, a course commonly called the Seven Sisters. This stretch of trail, blazed in white dots, is as beautiful and…

Traveling and training

If you travel a lot for business like I do, then you know it gets tedious and can become a real obstacle to your training. One strategy I use in this situation is to research the area I’m traveling to ahead of time to find unique and interesting places to run near my destination. I…