Author: JB

Knight – Two Frogs in a Deep Cream Bowl

Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl, One was an optimistic soul; But the other took the gloomy view, “We shall drown,” he cried, without more ado. So with a last despairing cry, He flung up his legs and said, “Good-bye.” Quoth the other frog with a merry grim, “I can’t get out, but I won’t give in. I’ll just swim round till my strength is spent, Then will I die the more content.” Bravely he swam till it would seem His struggles began to churn the cream. On the top of the butter at last he stopped,...

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Anna’s First 5k

Autumn before I was to turn 40. Anna was in the 3rd grade and in a running program for girls, which included a requirement to run a 5k race or two during the year. Introspective. Was I doing what I needed to do for my family? Was I fulfilled by my current employment? Was I making enough money? Was I reaching my potential? Was I doing the right things? Was I a good enough husband and father? Anna asked me to run a 5k race with her. While I had run many 5k’s in high school, I hadn’t run...

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