Popular Blog Posts

  • Problems, Potential, and Promise

    The memories from my childhood still haunt me. I am closing in on 50 but the words still resound across the canyons of my mind. Taunting me. Tormenting me. Teasing me. Honestly, I know that people meant well. The words were spoken to me as an affirma...

    Posted on 4/07/2015 by gwlawrence2020 | 24 Comments

    77 votes + -

  • Crawfish and Running Group

    First off:  Crawfish. We have a nice little BBQ place a couple of miles from our house.  We affectionately call the place Bob’s Country Bunker. Every spring, Bob’s Country Bunker serves Crawfish for about a month.  I really look forward to Crawfish s...

    Posted on 4/04/2015 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

    9 votes + -

  • Let Them Eat Cake

    Remember our neighbor with the bee swarm on his front porch?  He stopped by again last night.  I didn’t answer the door, MFH (My Favorite Husband) did.   It was funny, really.  I’m thinking it was 8:30(ish) last night.  It was dark and I had my PJ’s...

    Posted on 4/06/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

    17 votes + -

  • BBL

    I'm taking a break.  I need to spend some time trying to figure out these hormone- and medicine-induced emotions I'm going through right now.No drama intended, but I know some might wonder about my silence, so I figured the polite thing to do would p...

    Posted on 4/06/2015 by andeey | 13 Comments

    13 votes + -

  • Would I Still Love My Children?

    So,  with the constant reminder on Facebook of gay rights vs religion and the cloudy middle ground where those who just want peace stand, I think about my life.  I was taught to love everyone equally.  To judge people by their character and not by th...

    Posted on 4/07/2015 by Phoenix_Down | 24 Comments

    52 votes + -

  • I Survived Congestive Heart Failure

    On April 4th, four years ago, I had congestive heart failure. It wasn't as scary as you might think. I wasn't there seeing my life go before me, I was thinking about the pain in my chest ending. I am a faith guy, so I don't really get concerned about...

    Posted on 4/07/2015 by dsjohndrow | 13 Comments

    64 votes + -

  • What's hysterically broken

    I can’t lose. Why? I eat too much. It’s not lack of activity. I’m pretty dedicated to the gym. Now this isn’t namby pamby excuses. This is satire. This is supposed to be funny. I mean-really it’s not funny. But I’m going to make it funny. The first s...

    Posted on 4/07/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 23 Comments

    65 votes + -

  • All This Has Happened Before

    Every so often I am struck with the thought "WHAT is up with the forums?!? Are they getting even weirder than usual? Is that even possible?!? HOW is that possible?"And then I realize "Ooooohhh... it's that time of year again."After you've been around...

    Posted on 4/07/2015 by ihad | 17 Comments

    50 votes + -

  • All’s Well That Ends Well (with a couple of pics and a couple of videos)

    I mentioned a few days ago that our neighbor stopped by.  He was having an issue with a honey bee swarm by his front door. MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I had gone over that same evening and tried to rectify the situation but by the time we left (at ...

    Posted on 4/02/2015 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

    17 votes + -

  • The Ebb and Flow

    People come.People go.  They deactivate. They go dark. They re-emmerge stronger. They come back in need. They cut their friend's list to the bone. They have large groups of friends. They are active every day. They come and go as their life permit...

    Posted on 4/06/2015 by _SammieGirl_ | 18 Comments

    54 votes + -

  • The Secret To Calorie Counting

    There's one thing that matters more than anything else when it comes to calorie counting and losing weight. It's not even a difficult rule to implement. And yet, time and time again I see people fail because they either can't or won't commit to this ...

    Posted on 4/05/2015 by BooleanOperator | 30 Comments

    55 votes + -

  • Resurrection and Necessary Endings

    http://www.absonant.com/2013/03/winter-to-spring.html "Little deaths"  mindful resurrection; looking at the facts of your life and owning them; being open to new beginnings; new dreams. These were the sticking points of the sermon I listened to...

    Posted on 4/06/2015 by forrl | 11 Comments

    26 votes + -

  • APRIL *possible trigger warning*

    So April is sexual assault awareness month.     I’m aware. I wish I was not. Well actually that’s a lie. I spent almost all my life since specific incidents wishing myself ignorant of these travesties. I spent so very long wishing I had no idea w...

    Posted on 4/06/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 5 Comments

    47 votes + -

  • I Can’t Believe You Still Have Rabbit Ears!

    Posted on 4/05/2015 by MelisRunning | 1 Comment

    16 votes + -


     re:  inability to get along.  ~~~ a man and his wife fought constantly.    constantly.    if one said This, the other said That.  and they fought about it all the time.the man couldn't stand it anymore.  he went to seek help from the GooRoo on the m...

    Posted on 3/11/2015 by bwallace2012 | 12 Comments

    48 votes + -

  • The Ugly

    It's a phrase you hear all the time. "The good, the bad, and the ugly." But what, exactly, is the ugly? How is it different from the bad? And what's so great about the good, anyway? Do you carve out a place for the ugly? Or do you tuck it away on a h...

    Posted on 4/02/2015 by srslybritt | 6 Comments

    32 votes + -


        I’m a person who has never really felt I belonged anywhere that I go. The older I get the smaller this list of places I don’t think I belong get.   But one remained. The free weight section. All my year on MFP I longed to be a lifter. But ...

    Posted on 4/01/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 68 Comments

    203 votes + -

  • Knock, Knock, Knock…

    Paxton about popped a cork last night 5:30(ish).  We were sitting quietly in the living room.  MFH (My Favorite Husband) was off on a run when all of a sudden somebody knocked on our front door. Paxton, did his Paxton best to sound big and terrifying...

    Posted on 3/31/2015 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

    19 votes + -

  • They say the waiting is the hardest

     And yet, when you hear the words you had dared to hope would come out of their mouth, it seems like time passed in a blink of an eye.Cancer free.The surgeon got it all.  Nothing has spread.  I am in maintenance. 

    Posted on 3/31/2015 by andeey | 47 Comments

    123 votes + -

  • Riding

    I’ve always enjoyed bike riding.   That wonderful sense of freedom as I fly down the road then up a hill, cresting and plunging down in a headlong glide.   Faster and faster and faster.  I’ve always ridden the ancient 10-speed that I inherited from m...

    Posted on 3/29/2015 by parys1 | 45 Comments

    89 votes + -