Newtons and Neuromas
Fitness

Newtons and Neuromas

In the spring of 2009, while living in abroad, I developed a disturbance in the balls of my feet. Imagine running on a trail and getting a pebble trapped between your sock and the insole of your shoe. Except you can’t shake it out. Annoying yet tolerable. That’s how it felt … at first. Before … Continue reading

Puppy Steps
Fitness

Puppy Steps

We took our dog, Charlie, to the vet in the fall. He’d gained almost 10 lbs since his last visit, and we hadn’t even noticed. Sneaky puppy. As biased parents we think he’s perfect, but the scale doesn’t lie. He has a sweet face, though, doesn’t he? His weight gain was a catalyst for us … Continue reading

Pray, Fast, Give.
Faith

Pray, Fast, Give.

Lent began this past Wednesday – Ash Wednesday. The ashes donned by Christians that day are produced by burning the prior years’ Palms, presented on Palm Sunday. As ashes are received, they are accompanied by the recitation of,  “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” or “repent, and believe in the … Continue reading

Tuna Talk
Dinner / Health / Recipes

Tuna Talk

Everyone’s got their favorite food and mine happens to be tuna. Raw, seared, baked, broiled, battered, blackened, or canned. If it weren’t for the mercury (and the price!) I’d have it daily. Two of my favorite preparations are sashimi style over sweet, sticky Japanese rice or blackened and seared rare with cilantro and pickled ginger. … Continue reading

San Francisco!
Random

San Francisco!

Aloha Peeps, It’s official. It’s finally happening. After twelve years of military service (eight post-graduate), Daniel will be a civilian! Welcome back to the dark side, honey. He is finishing up his MBA in less than 6 weeks – that was crazy fast – and has just accepted a job in San Francisco, scheduled to start in June! We … Continue reading