Weekend Meme

By the time Thursday rolls around, many of us (especially introverts), are more than a little bit in need of caffeine and alone time...

A Sunset Reflection 

I took this photo on a sunset run and added the words (surprise! They were not actually fabulous skywriting!) as I was doing some reading later. The exercise, combined with the wisdom of St. Hildegard, were a welcome relief to an emotional day.  Sometimes on overcast days like today, we fail to remember the sun.…

The Eroica 10k

Calling all runners and musicians! Thanks to my music history class, I have of late become obsessed with Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, better known as the "Eroica Symphony." "Eroica" means "Heroic" in case you did not figure that out for yourself and this musical adventure is just that: heroic. It…

The Heiligenstadt Testament

How painful in cruel irony... That you, though sighted, cannot see: Deafness- not pride- is Beethoven's malady. . This "unlicked bearcub" of a child Was born spirited and wild, Yet yearned to love, kind and mild. . But those called to the highest aims Are ne'er allowed to stay the same: Both blessing and curse shall…