Thank you wonderful readers! Today is the one year anniversary from my first blog post, yes, on April 1st. Looking back over my first year I can see that the quality of the posts has gone steadily up (in my opinion).
For those readers who have stuck with me since the beginning, thank you very much.
For those who have only recently joined, thank you.
Below are my favorite posts from my first year of blogging. They aren’t necessarily the most popular ones in terms of page views but they are my favorites. Three are about my amazing wife, two are about marathon training, two are about foster care, and the other three are the random awesomeness that my blog features on a weekly basis. I did not list any posts from my time in the Philippines because even though I enjoyed writing those … well, they weren’t very good (probably because of the time difference).
I hope you enjoy these if you have not read them (or enjoy them again if you forgot about them!) I look forward to a great second year. Thanks for reading!
- Wife of the Year
- Unfortunately a Dozen Roses Will Not be Good Enough this Valentine’s Day… Thanks for Nothing
- Searching for Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting
- Marathon Training Day 154: Twelve Miles and my Body Hates Me
- Who Needs Kim Kardashian?
- Gone Fishin’… for Rocks and Trees?
- Foster Care 103: Child PTSD
- Treasures in the Attic… A Treasure Hunter’s Dream
- Marathon Training Day 1: Why did I feel sick when I stopped running?
- The American Dream and World Peace featuring Kid Logic
Part of my marathon running this year includes raising money for Womenspace, a domestic violence shelter and advocacy group: Intimate partner violence can be emotional, physical, sexual or economic abuse. It is the most common and least reported crime in our country. Every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is battered by her husband, boyfriend or live-in partner. Battering crosses all economic, cultural, racial and religious lines. This epidemic of violence can touch any of us. It will take all of us to make each of us safe. To support me in supporting Womenspace, click on the “Running for Womenspace” banner.