1. After Chris and Alex left for school, I took Benny on his morning walk. We cover a four mile loop every day. I love the walk as much as he does because I'm moving steadily and I can be quiet.
2. Just a bit ago I listened to Terry Gross interview the editor of Ted Kennedy's new memoir--out today. Apparently one of the reasons Kennedy loved sailing was because he could be completely alone.
3. At lunch I read the first chapter of Haruki Murakami's book on running and writing; he says, As I run I tell myself to think of a river. And clouds. But essentially I'm not thinking of a thing. All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void, my own nostalgic silence.