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Rambling Roads: On An August Day

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net Sunday begins our August run. 31 days devoted to sweaty hot and humid fun. Summer’s last hurrah generally never leaves on a gentle note. Our August “dog days” bake our macadam roadways. Some days, runners and… Read More ›

August 2021

Poetry by George A. Hancock August View August’s view is a dimmer sideFor our morning running rideCloudy days equal a dark runSince we lack the dawn sun. Quiet greets this running guyIt’s dark so birds never flyBigger critters move aboutPerhaps… Read More ›

Rambling Roads: Alan Sillitoe

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net OK, who the heck is Allan Sillitoe? And, why does he earn a mention in this running column? These are both good questions. Hopefully, this column provide some answers. We live in a highly visual 24/7… Read More ›

July 2021

by George A. Hancock Black Flies July’s heat is upon us Creating an early fuss Sweat drips already While we run steady. Or, at least try a pace Easy on our red face As we run before six Out in… Read More ›

June 2021

by George A. Hancock Halfway June is our halfway markIn this turbulent 2021 larkThe second quarter is doneYet, tasks wait by the ton. Now runners on the moveFind that nice daily grooveThat permits a road viewAs our months bid adieu…. Read More ›

May 2021

by George A. Hancock May’s View Fragrant colors are May’s viewAs spring prepares her adieuSoon we welcome summer daysComplete with perfect sunny rays. The rain and sun create lush greenAlong this runner’s roadside sceneFoliage sprouts amidst those treesShading any warm… Read More ›

April 2021

by George A. Hancock April Green Warmer Temps and rainDampen our April plainCreating great April greenAlong our roadside scene. April rain and the sun togetherSteadily enrich our green heatherThe lawns and fields are now niceAnd free of that snowy cold… Read More ›

Rambling Roads: A D.S.T. Change

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net  Daylight Saving Time or D.S.T. begins Sunday, March 14 this year. This daylight shift remains until Sunday, November 7. D.S.T. creates more evening daylight hours, and most individuals support and appreciate this time shift. Regular readers… Read More ›

March 2021

by George A. Hancock March’s View Monday begins our March runThese days with a tad more sunOr Perhaps daylight as our daysGrow longer with bigger pay. The weather slowly grows warmAnd outside people do swarmShedding the heavy winter coatObserving spring… Read More ›

February 2021

by George A. Hancock Moving On Ah Yes, February’s hereWelcomed in loud cheerBy us winter weary soulsTreading slow on our soles. Yes, the year is moving onI do see a brighter dawnThe Eastern light is greatThis is always first rate…. Read More ›

January 2021

by George A. Hancock January’s Promise January’s promise is newA fresh start or a viewOf exciting calendar pagesFree, requiring no wages. A runner out on the moveEnjoys the New Year groove2021 begins the next raceThrilling the old road ace. Or,… Read More ›

December 2020

by George A. Hancock First Snow The running gear is readyThe morning run is steadyYet, once we see first snowWe’re in a new road show. It’s easy to run dry roadsThey offer few episodesOf slipping or falling aroundWith that loud… Read More ›

Rambling Roads: Car Mirrors

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net Okay, what do car mirrors have to do with running? Hmm, perhaps this column needs to be retitled to Vehicle Mirrors. That phrase more aptly describes the content of November’s column. I can’t believe this road… Read More ›

November 2020

by George A. Hancock November Days Sunday begins November’s runEarly before the dawning sunEST also resumes on this dayNow darkness covers our way. November days are often rawThe winds slapping at our jawLate autumn is on the sceneWith weather far… Read More ›