I am not, and never have been, a fan of romance novels. I do, however, share a love for any author that can create characters so realistic and vivid, I find myself lost in a world between time and space. When I began reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, I thought it would be a fun summer read, entertaining…

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Running has always been a part of my life. I began in 7th grade, participating in track and field. I can still remember the first time I ran a quarter of a mile, measured on a treadmill. Childhood asthma made it difficult, but I gradually worked through it and increased my distance. By sophomore year of high school, I realized…

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When I was growing up, my family was poor. My parents’ divorce meant we didn’t have a lot of money for luxuries like books. As a self-defined bookworm, my library card became my best friend and every birthday and Christmas I begged for new reading material. For my eighth birthday, my uncle gave me the first Harry Potter book. I…

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It was in the making with my Dad, Bob, for about two years: a grand hike on foot from the near-top of Manhattan to the very bottom. There’d been much talk about it but no window of opportunity… until Wednesday, May 31st, the mid-point of my Dad’s visit to my place in Fairfield, CT. We mapped out our route in…

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