Category Archives: Wildcard

Every dog needs his day – for Tippy

When my friend and fellow Spokesman-Review columnist Cindy Hval wrote a couple columns from the perspective of her cats, Thor and Milo, I laughed. They were fun columns with the facts filtered through artistic license. (You can read them here and … Continue reading

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Spartan Race Giveaway Winner, 15% off for everyone else

Drum roll……. Alberto M. won the Spartan race entry. Aroo! But the rest of you can still get 15% off if you click here to register. So get out there and find your Spartan Strong. You may also enjoy: Spartan … Continue reading

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There’s a “cuss” in Concussed

Concussion has the word “cuss” in it for a good reason. Getting one is a major headache. Last month, my husband and I went hiking at Liberty Lake regional park, to the great joy of our border collie, Tippy. No, that’s … Continue reading

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Spartan Race Entry Giveaway – Find Your Strength

Overcoming obstacles in a Spartan adventure race is a lot like conquering challenges in life. It forces you to face your weaknesses while finding your strength. But the experience is wrapped in exhilaration, adrenaline, camaraderie and mud. A lot of mud. Thanks … Continue reading

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Spartan Strong and Winning

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Spartan Meme That statement sums up the last year for me. It’s true in a way that’s bittersweet but incredibly empowering. So, in honor … Continue reading

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Barb, The Bag Lady, Aunt Lucy and Aging Gracefully

Little moments matter. This morning I read a lovely post by my online running pal, Barb. She talked about her regular interactions with a bagging lady at her local grocery store. Go read the full post here, then come back. … Continue reading

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Egg Expressions

Some recent social interactions got me thinking about egg expressions. I’ve been trying to walk on eggshells, as the saying goes, with less than successful results. You can’t walk on an egg without it breaking, I’ve discovered. And when the … Continue reading

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Sports Mama Drama

Sports Mama drama. Those three words make my gut clench tighter than a charlie horse. (This sad sideline to youth sports isn’t limited to the Mamas but that title rolls off the tongue better than Sports Parent Drama. Dads, this … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Resolutions

September always feels like a new year. It’s my birthday month and back-to-school all rolled up in one. As a kid, the smell of newly sharpened pencils and the sight of perfect Crayola crayons lined up like little soldiers in … Continue reading

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Balance Begins with Falling Over

The quest for balance is practically an American past-time. We read magazine articles, self-help books and blog posts about how to balance our work lives, our personal lives, our workout lives, and whatever other lives we claim or aim to … Continue reading

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