Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

When I was young and it was time for bed, I used to leap from one corner of my room to my bed. Flip switch, room dark, one bound and there I was: in bed. Safe. As far as I knew, my parents and brother didn’t know about my compulsion. Even in my childish imagination, […]

Reaffirming Value

Boston 2017 Setbacks are humbling reminders that the achievement of finishing a marathon is inseparable from the achievement of making it to the starting line. No runner, however studious, is impervious to the likelihood of an unwanted disruption to “the plan”.  My first setback in the lead-up to Boston threatened to strike about 14 weeks before it began. I […]