Making Connections: Penny in My Thoughts

We were The Bania’s, a family of three. It consisted of my dad, Lou, my mom, Remy, and myself. My dad found a niche as an electrician and refrigeration technician in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. His accounts included Taco Bell chains, Pizza Hut, and Wolf Gang Puck on …

My Faith Crisis and How the Universe Stepped In

While I was prepping this post, I was surprised that more people weren’t willing to discuss religion. I heard from a few of you and I understand where you come from. I see both sides of it, but like I’ve told a friend, for reasons I won’t discuss here once …

Atacama Extreme 100: Part Two

At pre-race check-in, the race director did a short slide show and showed us the unassuming dune. I thought, “I totally got this. I’ve ran 50k on the beach. I’ll be just fine.” Have you ever found yourself saying that last sentence? Those are some gloating words. Sometimes we come …

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