The Final Swim

Over the course of Riley’s life, I’ve shared quite a bit about our adventures. By nature, he and I have been explorers, so it’s only natural we’ve had a fun journey along the way: particularly in finding new running routes, swimming holes and the nuances of life. So I imagine some people may question my…
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Making Time

Upon the news of Riley, my close friend, Tim, and his wife drove Friday evening to Grand Forks, bringing food and positive energy and a needed emotional boost. A handful of years ago, Tim and I met when we both showed¬†up at a¬†running group. We learned, at the time, that we lived close together. And…
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A Short Walk

Late Thursday afternoon, I went to a local animal hospital to pick up Riley. He’d been there since the previous afternoon so one of the doctors there could diagnose, treat and provide a recommendation about his condition. It turned out a bit better than expected as the pooch ate a bit before I stopped by…
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