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Chasing a goal

In three attempts, I have never started or finished a marathon. These attempts included four sets of running shoes, more than 1,000 logged miles, $180 on registration fees, $60 on a training class, torn hamstrings, runner’s knees, ankle pain, blisters, nights where I slept less than five hours and a weakened pride. Many people have …

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Iraqi dogs get new homes

A German shepherd/border collie mix named Nubs arrived in California in March after people raised $3,500 for the dog’s trip out of Iraq, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. Brian Dennis was reunited with the mutt in San Diego after they both spent months in an Iraqi war zone. I have read a couple stories …

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Tips for better blog writing

Since a lot of writers read my blog, I thought I’d share some ways to write better, from an editor’s perspective. 1. Get to the point right away. When I’m writing for my blog, I make my focus clear in the first sentence or paragraph. People are not going to read halfway through a cute …

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A walk in the park

My boyfriend Josh, my mutt Ace and I just returned from a backpacking trip in western North Dakota. I thought I’d post some photos instead of trying to explain the beautiful scenery. If you ever get a chance, visit Teddy Roosevelt National Park. We didn’t see anyone else in the park!         …

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