Gulf Coast Half Marathon in Alabama

I didn’t know it at the time, but on February 28, 2016 I ran my last half marathon. I decided in late 2015 I was going to run a half in every state and plotted out many trips and races. I was a little bit afraid that setting a goal…

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I was participating in a group workout when our instructor mentioned Atomic Habits, a book she really enjoyed and thought provided valuable advice. I liked some of the things she shared from it so when I was emptying my Audiobook credits, I added it to my cart.

I listened to…

Mountains of Music, West Virginia Traditional Music from Goldenseal. Photographer unknown.

Elmer Bird was a banjo player from West Virginia. He came from a family of musicians and learned how to play “two-finger style,” wishing he could master the drop-thumb clawhammer style.

When he finally figured out how to play clawhammer, it came to him quickly. He played for years to…

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