I just pulled off a monster run today in preparation for another 1/2 marathon next weekend; I hope to continue to build on my runs as I get ready for a few marathons…. We shall see. If you have not met my 9 month old Abbey, here she is; I thought I would take her around the block as a recovery walk after a long hard training run. Ignore the date on the picture. I need to learn how to fix that thing. Speaking of long runs, here is one: I was asked to write an article to be published for an online magazine on the late John Hope Franklin; it is my goal to draft a really great reflection essay on his impact. I will write more about this topic after the article is complete; I need to mark a number of recent essays before a new set arrives, and I have a few outside academic commitments that need some attention. Tonight is the long night. Hey, it is great being a history teacher. Oh, Mrs. Chili, if you are reading this post, I hope you like the green grass here. But I know you still love me, even if I ran in 75 degree temps today. See you for sure in June if you and the hubby are in town.