Running is Not Therapy
I've been running since I was 12, and I've been competitive most of that time. From multiple trips to State cross country and track and field meets, to running on the national stage at the NCAA Division 1 level, to completing ultra marathons, I've been around the running block. I've seen firsthand the struggles and triumphs that running has brought myself and other people. I know how much work it takes to be really good, and I've witnessed the reality that hard work is not a guaranteed avenue to success on race day.
Let Me Tell You A Story About Work
I moved to California in July of 2017 with my ex-fiancé and our very verklempt cat. We moved for my fiancés job and I wasn't able to nail one down before we left. Once we were somewhat settled, I spent hours every day applying to jobs, scouring LinkedIn and Indeed, crafting and re-crafting cover letters, taking phone interviews, and driving to in-person ones.
The Guy Who Told Me I'm An Outdoor Cat
I once went on a date with a man who diagnosed my eccentricities succinctly, "You're an outdoor cat," he said. We were on a hike, walking side by side down a thin trail I used to run almost daily until I moved to my tiny cave-like studio. I loved those trails. I loved that they were relatively empty; the only company I had most mornings was the same elderly couple who would smile and wave. We never spoke, and I loved them for it. I could have run those trails blindfolded: I knew where every rock was, knew every turn and twist and incremental change in elevation. There was a small lake at the bottom of one trail, where ducks would bob in and out of the water, where old trees hung heavily over the mossy banks, and where the sunsets made colorful portraits across the rippling water.
22 Things I Hugely Dislike
This is not an exhaustive list. 1. Birds. They are scary and gross. 2. When someone says "we should figure that out," by which they mean, "you should figure that out." This frequently happens in the workplace, as in, "We should put together a proposal for the important people that highlights these very boring key points and maybe add a PowerPoint slide with relevant facts and figures and graphs, maybe a photo and a short but succinct and touching client testimonial, yeah? Let's get on that."
Too Much Skull Air
"She feels a bit rutted," I thought to myself. A bit scratchy around the temples. A bit ragged in the midsection. A bit dehydrated, a bit sleepy, a bit weak in the lower spine, a bit sunburnt, a bit bored.
Slowing Down to Move Forward
"How fun you get to travel for work," said my friend, whose job does not require travel. I don’t imagine that she’s imagining the crowded airport, the layovers, the time changes, the meetings. I imagine that the people who never travel for work imagine that traveling for work comes with a host of benefits, and it does, sort of. Airline miles, hotel points, paid diners, an occasional fun, team-bonding event, maybe a ticket to an event I may or may not want to go to. But when you spend most of your time on the move, you sometimes want to rest.
Fairytale History of Rapunzel
In the different versions of Rapunzel, we come across very different kinds of heroines. Some of them are very active and independent thinkers and others fit into the description of a damsel in distress.
Satire or fiction: A walk in the park with my girlfriend.
**This is a work of fiction based on my imagination and thinking. I had written this while I was missing my girlfriend. This is the story of something that happened to my girlfriend and me the other day. We had wanted to go out and do something but couldn't agree on what to do.
Lifehack| Entire Life on a Boat
Real Story with real photos and description below. Attributions: Sources Cited: The Other Side of Pakistan ( Facebook Group) Independent Urdu, Pakistan, Parhalo News Sindh,. “But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea.
Fiction | A Human in An Inhuman Society
Short Story based on a real character. Every night on my way home, I pass a dark corner and encounter a donkey lying there, a donkey that has worked very hard over the years to carry his master's load. His master has left him, abandoned him to die. His graying mane falls into his eyes, and flies swarm his ragged and dirty coat. His front legs wobble and falter as if they both have healed poorly after grievous injury. I look into his eyes and can see years of hard labor. The donkey struggles along, with a noble sense of purpose. He seems to know where he wants to go, but he manages only to proceed a few feet before falling. I watch, silently willing him on as he manages to regain an upright position, but then, he trembles and collapses into a heap once more.
Kabuliwala By Rabindranath Tagore
Five-year-old Mini and Rahamat, sellers of dried fruit in Kabul, are the main characters in the "Kabuliwala" story. Kabuliwala patiently listens to Mini who is talkative and innocent, calm, and who gives his load of nuts to someone who has been suspended. Mini's father is friends with the young man and is delighted to see him laughing at Mini when he visits and talks to him about life in Afghanistan and what he has seen on his journey among the Kabuliwala fruit sellers.
Real life Amy March May Alcott Nieriker
I suppose you could argue that Laurie growing up wealthy is partly what contributed to him not valuing work. He never had to worry about not having things or not being able to afford what he wanted. In that regard, his exposure to the Marches, and the March sisters, in particular, was fortuitous because they helped to enlighten him.
One of Colorado's Most Haunted Buildings is Estes Park, Colorado's Stanley Hotel
Just outside of Denver, Colorado, is the Rocky Mountain town of Estes Park. Where you can find The Stanley Hotel perched on a hill. The Stanley Hotel is known as the inspiration for Stephen King’s 1977 novel, "The Shining." We are going to tell the stories of some of the many Colorado local legends and lore that exist about this hotel.
Las Vegas, The City That Never Sleeps
“Hey Luke, have another,” said Calvin, hanging from the edge of the bar, barely standing up. They’d arrived there after a night of unsuccessful gambling, hoping to find some action.
Opinion: A letter to Anthony Broadwater
As another black man that has been added onto a long list of the exonerated, I salute you. You stood on your innocence for sixteen years as an incarcerated man. For sixteen years, your family and friends were without your physical presence but knew that you were wrongly convicted and chose to fight with you. Once released you were a convict who was still an innocent man. I hope you are enjoying your newly found freedom in the world outside of the invisible walls of being a convicted felon. We all need to continue to reevaluate our justice system.
Relate A Compelling Story Through Your Presentation - How?
There’s an old adage about public speaking, “Tell them what you’re going to tell them. Then tell them. And then tell them what you told them.”. This is a terrible way to structure a story and yet, amazingly, it appears in myriad presentations I attend across all sorts of disciplines. It’s no wonder that we often feel like we just saw the same talk multiple times! What would happen if instead of focusing on the data, we focused on how to make our presentation compelling?