Race Recap: Cinco de Miles 5K 2019

This past weekend marked the celebration of Cinco de Mayo for local runners and walkers participating in the 4th annual Cinco de Miles 5K on the Mishawaka Riverwalk Trail. While each year has attracted more people, 2019 hit a record number of 488 participants on the sunny sidewalks of the St. Joesph River. Animal lovers […]

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Make-Believe

To which do I owe loyalty? The myths that color my existence or the truth that brews my soul? Lies take hold and taint all, until one becomes the other. Wake up, Wake up! Another week gone. Pinch the fat and cower with intention. Put on a happy face and go about my way. Clutter […]

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I’d rather be Outside

Here I stand, senses alive to what surrounds me. The cat and I pause- to notice, to listen. Time outside serves as daily medicine. It is my escape in the woods and my peace on the water’s horizon. I tap into childlike nature climbing boulders, studying stones, and inhaling the breeze that sways through the […]

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A Cat called Sprout

A little voice squeals to signal morning. I stumble over all four paws that weave between my steps. A scoop of kibbles snoozes my alarm. The morning ritual continues with a cat called Sprout.   I lower to equal footing with the cat who dutifully follows, wide eyes longing for attention.  I extend my human […]

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Fleeting Inspirations

Dots and lines layer over as a smile forms in pure pleasure. Witnessing the delight to create inspires me to be better. Oh to be young and full of promise, lifted up with dreams not yet written, before the realities of life corrupt the inner being.   I’m not getting any younger to put off […]

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Footprints

I run alone. Cold air fills my lungs as I breathe in deep, the beauty that surrounds me. I escape the noise and enter an archway of delicate branches laced in white, on the Pumpkinvine Trail. Quiet nature beckons me forward into my own sense of wild peace. I focus my gaze into the distance […]

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Girls Need Fan Support Too

It’s Saturday night, and the undefeated, second-ranked conference team, Elkhart Central High School, is playing the undefeated, number-one ranked team, Penn High School, at their home gym in downtown Elkhart, Indiana. The Girls Varsity team has been away for the past 5 out of 6 games and I am expecting the gym to be packed […]

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