We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”;  I am here to do just that. The Bard's Contrarian Bar serves as a vessel to project my passions and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world. So, sit back, relax, and read on.

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Bernice and Garry: Glacier Express

It’s October now and what should have become a budding romance has become more like an old-fashioned barnstorming air show. The featured...

Ride a Painted Poney

Prologue: No one has ever asked me why I interview the folks I do, or even where I find them. Suffice it to say I love runners and their...

Mountain Man Mystery Solved

Having to provide the identity of my last Who is that Runer? post is kind of like having to explain a joke you just bombed with. Granted,...

A step in the right direction

Had a near perfect run this morning. Four miler. No foot pain. No hip or groin pain. No anaerobic stretches. No fatigue. Giving my new...

Reflections on a Happy Birthday

October 1st is Bernice’s birthday. It had long been the family’s intention to honor her wishes to have her ashes scattered from her...

Bernice and Garry: Global Warming

My resentment of the Literacy Ladies began to wane fairly early in the game. Turns out, they only met twice a week for one hour sessions....

Progress Report

To the best of my knowledge there are only three ways to get into the New York City Marathon: 1) qualify on the basis of time; 2) enter...

Notes on Grieving

From RFYL Features Descriptor: Insights into the grieving process will be shared through personal experiences and identification of...

Bernice and Garry: The Beginning

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” Humphrey Bogart as Rick in Casablanca On a cool...

From Clydesdale to Ironman

Meet the Halls Jeff Hall (age 51) and his wife Elsie live in Surprise, Arizona. Both are avid runners and bike riders. Jeff is a soon to...

Not quite all about running

In February 1992 Bernice Wagner and I decided to have a go at being partners for life. For 19 years we loved, supported and defined each...

Run For Your Life Launch Pad

In the year 2010, 144 people aged 70 to 74 celebrated their longevity by completing the New York City Marathon.  In the year 2012 I will...

 

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