Monday, February 20, 2012

It's a mystery to me

Why haven't you decided to follow me on my new blog?

I ponder the notion.

If you already do, half of me begs your forgiveness for this (perhaps) annoying little post.

The other half of me is sweeping the cat hair off my floor with my hair.

Oh, yeah - that's a standing forward bend.

Whatever it is, please do it with me over at!

There's a new post.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Address


I have been considering using wordpress to host my blog.  I decided in the process to retool and focus my intentions for my blog.  The process bore a new blog with a new address.  Own Your Backbone lives on for a while as I transition to my new digs.

Wordpress (thankfully) does not allow you to tranfer followers from one blog to another.  Makes perfect sense.  As I build my base I would so appreciate your considering following me at:


Thanks and I look forward to 'seeing' you around the blogosphere.  Have a wonderful/happy day!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Carole King and Pit Bull: An uncommon good

What can Carole King and Pitbull possibly have in common?

She croons about the earth moving:                           He's the International Love:
I feel the earth move under my feet                        You put it down like New York City
I feel the sky tumbing down                                    I never sleep, wild like Los Angeles
I feel my heart start to tremblin'                             My fantasy, hotter than Miami
Whenever you're around.                                        I feel the heat
                                                                                Oh Miss International Love
                                                                                 Oh Miss International Love

On February 11, from the East Coast to the West and all over the world, people everywhere are showing International Love.  From Turkey to Tokyo to Cairo.  From Virginia, to Florida to Montana to Colorado to Ohio to Iowa - We are moving the earth under our feet, running for Sherry Arnold.  Simultaneously, in complete synchronicity at 9 a.m. (Mountain Time) thousands of people are dedicating their routes to this amazing teacher, wife, mother, daughter, friend and cousin to my Beth. On January 7, Sherry left for her usual run and has not been seen since.  She is presumed dead and two foul, disgusting people are being held in custody for her random murder.  A husband, a parent, a sister, daughter, a son, family, a country, the world is deeply saddened.  But even the most repulsive evil can't stop the earth from moving in love and support for all those so deeply effected by the unspeakable tragedy.   Run, walk, jog, roller blade, skate, dance skip, cartwheel for Sherry and her family on February 11.  
Can we light up the world with international healing love?
Can we make a difference and stop the poison from spreading?
How, you say?!
Move the earth under your feet, baby.  Feb. 11 at 9 a.m (MT). 
Run for Sherry.
That's right.  I'm talking to you.

Be a part of the healing.  Not the hurt. 

Indulge me this little satisfaction:  In the town of Biliston (sp.?) where the SOB's are being held, a huge contingency of runners (aka healers) are moving the earth right near the prison, running right on by for Sherry.   Take that, you scum.  We win.

We all love you Sherry.  We love you Sidney, Montana.  Can you feel it?  You will.  We're moving the earth for you, internationally sending healing love.

If you are in Richmond or Goochland, contact me and I'll hook you up with a bib and deets on where we're putting down 5 miles for Sherry.   Join us or just wear the bib on your own run.