Books before breakfast



Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

“With my eyes closed, I would touch a familiar book and draw its fragrance deep inside me. This was enough to make me happy. ”
~Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

This morning I found myself grabbing a book to read before even having breakfast.  I’ve read Norwegian Wood at least two times.  This book distracts me from all things around me.  In reading, I find myself being somewhere else and being someone else.  Both of which are a gift in itself.  I guess its because I’m in a profession that requires reading.

I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

–William Lyon Phelps

I’ve found myself reading to remember– names, places, facts, dates.  It was certainly a been a while since I’ve read just to forget things.  I guess that’s what Sunday mornings are made for.


Good morning to all and Good night to cancer


It’s been quite a while since I last ran and talked about it. This morning’s run was different. Although I came alone and left alone, I certainly didn’t run alone. Not in the sense that there were people that ran with me, but I ran for someone other than myself. You see, I have an aunt that survived ovarian cancer (over ten years in remission). I am grateful every day to have her alive and healthy. I count myself fortunate, because others have lost those who didn’t survive cancer.

Have a good morning everyone!
**And if you need any suggestions on what to do today, I recommend that you (or that you recommend others to) get checked for cancer.