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The Coming of Thunder

The Coming of Thunder


Bear, Deer’s sister-in-law, wanted Deer’s two fawns for herself. One day she invited deer over and killer her. She ate her all up, except for her liver. 474 more words

Native American Tales

Race Report: Miwok 100K

I showed up at the Miwok 100K starting line yesterday (May 7) with the intent to finish the race before the 15:30 cutoff time and earn my Western States 100 qualifier. 4,653 more words


Yosemite II

We stayed in Tuolomne meadows, did several hikes with fantastic views, and had a fun time relaxing with family. We hiked North Dome and took a pretty fantastic family photo at the top of the hike. 140 more words

Gazelle vs. Goliath

My attitude continues to flip-flop.

One second a surge of confidence runs through my veins and it’s, “Come at me, Miwok! You don’t scare me with your big, bad hills or your hallucinations. 143 more words


And my wall came tumbling down

I ran a mile yesterday. I felt great. Clocked it at 8:11. The rest of the evening I felt great. I woke up this morning feeling great. 289 more words


Under construction

T minus 17 days until Miwok 100K race day and I still am not running.

I strive to get 8 hours of sleep every night. In my imagination, tiny little green kidney bean-shaped cartoon beings with head lamps, black stick-like arms and legs and white Mickey Mouse-style gloved hands go to work while I sleep. 368 more words



I placed some of our lilac cuttings in a vase for inspiration as I consider today’s poem.

Our Pacific Northwest flowers are a delicate pink: not purple like the pictures that adorn air freshener products for your bathroom. 92 more words