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WRITING IS LIKE A MARATHON OF HOPE

Marathons take energy, focus, stamina and work. Grueling work. So does writing. My wife Jocelyn had this crazy idea that WE should run a marathon. In 2007, in our mid-50’s we followed Forrest Gump’s lead, started running and never looked back. Marathons Over the next ten months we ran thousands of kilometers in training. Up hills. Down hills. Snow. Rain. Heat. Thirst and hunger. Yes, hunger is a constant companion of marathoners. Energy bars, water, good shoes, dry socks, perseverance and endurance are a marathoner’s greatest assets. Plus being a little crazy. After 10-mile and Half-marathon races for practice, Jocelyn and I completed all 42.3kms of the International Marathon in Niagara Falls, Ontario - October 2007. We crossed the finish…
Bob Jones
June 4, 2018
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Father Gregory Boyle: Tattoos on the Heart

Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit priest, has a wicked sense of humor and writes like Ann Lamott…only better. He has more tats than you can count but only because you can't see them...they're on his heart. His writing is peppered with an eclectic mix of quips from Dillard, Shelley, Borg, Gandhi, Eckert, Rumi and Jesus. Boyle can make you laugh out loud while blowing up your preconceptions with his insights into the character of God. He has faced down leukemia and the barrel of a gun. Boyle's parish of over 20 years is in the capital of the gang capital of America - aptly named Boyle Heights, L.A. Father "G," as he is affectionately known, is at home in the…
Bob Jones
July 29, 2015