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FINDING MY PACE

I always considered myself well-suited for the “hustle and bustle” of modern America. My Pre-COVID life consisted of running from one errand to another, then to lunch, work, studying, and any number of other activities until finally winding things down as I crawled into bed.
It wasn’t until the forced slamming of the brakes that is quarantine life that I …

RANDOM THOUGHTS DURING THE QUARANTINE

Houston is quite nice with only about 20% of its usual traffic.
Many people are amazingly generous with their time and talents.
Quarantining seems to breed lots of conspiracy theories.
Sometimes my neighborhood looks like a Mardi Gras parade without the costumes.
Why don’t some runners at Memorial Park social distance?
Why do some runners at Memorial Park run the opposite way of …

GOLDILOCKS AND THE CORONAVIRUS

My friends and family have heard me complain incessantly about a few runners at Memorial Park (a popular park for runners in Houston) who refuse to engage in social distancing. Over the past few weeks, I have jumped into shrubs to avoid contact, been splashed with someone else’s sweat, and witnessed other runners and walkers blatantly disobeying the many …

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