The Post-Race Blues

December 11, 2019

There’s been a lot of excitement in my life recently. I finished my 40th and final race of the year a few weeks ago, had a great Thanksgiving in Colorado, and reveled in some incredible #40years40races statistics. And now that all that’s done and over with, I find myself struggling with some depression.

Depression, like obesity, will likely be something I Read the rest of this entry »

What I Learned From Robin Williams’ Passing, Part II: Advice From My Mom

August 18, 2014

Robin-WilliamsThank you, everyone, for the outpouring of kind words about my Robin Williams post last week (click here to read “What I Learned From Robin Williams’ Passing”). A bunch of people shared it on Facebook and Twitter. It appears to have resonated at a time people were looking to make sense out of a confusing, devastating turn of events.

The most thought-provoking conversation I had about it was with Read the rest of this entry »

What I Learned From Robin Williams’ Passing

August 12, 2014

Robin-WilliamsThere have been a few occasions in my life where I’ve resisted the urge to chuck a lime at someone’s head, like Mrs. Doubtfire did, and then blame it on an unknown assailant who committed a “run-by fruiting.” I paid close attention to “Dead Poets Society” – shedding plenty of tears in the process – because it was the first movie that prominently featured teenage suicide that I saw after I tried to kill myself during my teenage years. And I can’t count the times that I’ve turned to Read the rest of this entry »