Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lincoln Logic

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln. As someone who is a registered Republican, I take comfort in the fact that the Republican Party is the "Party of Lincoln". Considering the cast of nitwits currently jousting for the party's nomination to fill Honest Abe's old gig, one takes comfort wherever one can find it.

We have had our first concerted effort at a winter uprising these past thirty-six hours or so here in the State of Concrete Gardens. Yesterday Gidg and I participated in our first organized race of 2012 - the Cupid's Chase 5K. We took part in the New Brunswick edition. The past two years we had run in the Princeton race. Changing venue this year allowed us to avoid a really big hill, which one ascends at the start of the race and descends shortly before reaching the finish line in Princeton (which is not necessarily a great deal of fun on a day when the running surface is slick and slippery). Of course, we traded that for a venue where the race is run on a gravel path. Again, not the optimal surface to encounter with one's feet on a snowy, slick, sloppy day.

Cupid's Chase 5K race is - according to its literature - a race that is held annually on the weekend preceding Valentine's Day at locations nationwide. It is hosted by Community Options, Inc., an organization that seems to be comprised of really good folks doing really good things for equally good but considerably less fortunate folks. All we who participated yesterday in New Brunswick were called upon to do was run a rather short distance in the light snow. I would say that we made out better than fine in that deal.

A wise, honest man once advised, "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." Good advice for one and all whether you are running through the snow....

....or seeking the nomination of Mr. Lincoln's party for the Presidency of the United States.

-AK

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